Engineering Council releases new videos promoting registration and CPD

new video from the Engineering Council promotes the benefits of professional registration for individuals, whether they are entering the engineering profession or looking for the next step to progress their career.

As well as communicating registrants’ competence and demonstrating their commitment to employers, clients, peers and the profession as a whole, registration also provides a firm foundation of ethics, sustainability and professionalism. Featuring CEO Alasdair Coates, a Chartered Engineer for over 30 years, the video describes how valuable professional registration has been to him. The video can be viewed here.

In addition, a CPD video has been released which explains its importance in demonstrating the competence of professional engineers and technicians. This latest video can be viewed here.

Shaping the future of Standards consultation

The Engineering Council is currently carrying out a five-yearly review of its Standards. The review includes the requirements for registration as a professional engineer or technician and the rules and guidelines for carrying out registration and the processes that support it. A key purpose of the review is to ensure that the Standards remain fit-for-purpose as engineering and the wider world changes.

Consultation is central to this review and the Engineering Council are keen to hear from anyone who has an interest in the Standards or how they work. To view further information about the consultation or to take part please click here. Please note, the consultation closes at midnight on 24th October 2018.

Women engineering students invited to conference

The Women’s Engineering Society (WES) Student Conference takes place at the University of Warwick next month with the theme of Building Sustainable Cities and Communities.

The conference supports young women to progress in engineering and allied sectors by providing access to employer perspectives, development opportunities and networking. It is an annual two-day event which brings together around 150 students, academics and early-mid career engineers and colleagues.

The conference takes place on 23rd – 24th November 2018. For full information or to purchase tickets click here.

Last chance for 2018 IFE event bookings

The booking system for the IFE’s AGM, International Conference and Centenary Dinner event will close tomorrow (12th October). Please ensure any last-minute tickets are purchased beforehand via the online system here.

Bookings for RE18 will also close shortly on 2nd November. This event takes place at West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters in Birmingham and features the latest in research and developments within fire. This year’s packed programme includes topics such as understanding and addressing preventable fire deaths and injury; governance and regulation in the UK Fire and Rescue Service; firefighter health, safety and wellbeing; and enhancing FRS communication amongst several other topics. Book tickets here.

100 years young: futureproofing Generation Alpha conference

The North Western branch and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service will host this one-day conference later this month on 23rd September.

The day will celebrate the IFE’s centenary and focus on young people born after 2011 who are predicted to be the most transformative generation ever. The primary aims of the day are to share best practice and stimulate debate on the issues facing fire and rescue services and partner agencies working with young people. Speakers include representatives from the NSPCC, Rochdale Borough Council, fabtic, Sparkton, The Prince’s Trust, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service and National Fire Chiefs Council Children and Young Persons lead.

For further information and tickets click here.

Now taking bookings for RE18

The annual Fire Related Research and Developments event returns on 13th November this year at West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters. The event showcases current research studies and innovative projects with this year’s programme featuring presentations from Vancouver Island University, NFCC, UCLan, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service and STS Defence Ltd plus more.

Topics to be discussed include the following:

  • Understanding and addressing preventable fire deaths and injury
  • Governance and regulation in the UK Fire and Rescue Service
  • Fire safety: techniques and knowledge
  • Improving fire and rescue services’ operational and organisational learning
  • Community safety considerations for specific groups
  • Firefighter health, safety and wellbeing
  • FRS Governance: the local and strategic landscape
  • Situational awareness and incident command
  • Firefighters’ wellbeing and psychology
  • Operational working practices to increase firefighter wellbeing
  • Enhancing FRS communication

Registration will open from 8.30am with the event running 9.15am-4.30pm. Tickets are available from the IFE’s website.

Members invited to celebrate the Year of Engineering

National service at Westminster Abbey to celebrate the year of engineering

To mark the Year of Engineering, the Government will be holding a multi-faith national service at Westminster Abbey at midday, Thursday 22 November.

Representatives from the engineering community, engineering charities and members of the general public are invited to join the Secretary of State for Transport, government representatives and Year of Engineering partners in celebrating the outstanding contribution that engineers past and present have made to society.

The service will also highlight the importance of inspiring the next generation with budding engineers, inspiring engineering role models and educational organisations invited to attend.

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