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If I want a second opinion on a technical issue, I can call contacts I’ve met through IMechE to hear their thoughts. Aoife Considine CEng MIMechE

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Professionally registered engineers make a vital contribution to the engineering profession. A global benchmark of engineering excellence, professional registration demonstrates your competence and experience as an engineer. Engineering as a profession is constantly changing and engineers need to adapt to new technologies, acquire new skills and stay up to date in increasingly fast-moving industries. Being a professionally registered engineer equips you with the recognition, knowledge and peer networks so you can be the best in your field.



Aoife Considine CEng MIMechE MBA Candidate, Forté Fellow Imperial College Business School

Harshad Vekaria IEng MIMechE Senior Mechanical Engineer Mendick Waring Limited

My background is in rail – I entered the industry via Transport for London’s (TfL) engineering graduate scheme, accredited by IMechE, so I’ve been a member since I started my career. I’ve found the Institution very flexible – I started working towards my Chartership while at TfL and continued to do so when I moved to a new role as Fleet Engineering Manager at Heathrow Express.

Since the age of six, I have been keen on how everyday objects and large structures are built. I was always interested in mechanical toys or gadgets.

The boost that becoming a Chartered Engineer gave to my career, made me realise the importance of continued learning. I’ve taken a year out of work to pursue an full-time MBA. Being part of the IMechE has helped me to stay connected to the engineering community whilst I’m learning. The Library resources and the different divisions have helped me with my coursework. I’ve also been attending webinars to stay abreast of new technologies and advancements. I’ve enjoyed taking part in IMechE’s volunteering programmes, with the opportunity to travel the world. I’m also passionate about youth engagement, and organised an Engineering Your Future event for sixth form students at IMechE’s head office. There are plenty of social and networking opportunities, such as intra-institutional sports days, which help you meet people who work in different fields. If I want a second opinion on a technical issue, I can call contacts I’ve met through IMechE to hear their thoughts. There are so many reasons to be a member.

After graduating from my Mechanical Engineering degree at Brunel University London, I worked in different engineering jobs before joining Mendick Waring Limited; a building services consultancy firm in North London. Having gained a sound industry experience in building services, I applied to become an Incorporated Engineer with IMechE. I received a lot of support personally from the Institution during the application process, which proved to be very useful. They were very proactive in reviewing my draft application a number of times, and provided positive feedback. I regularly use the Institution’s online Library for technical reading and accessing books relating to the industry. The Institution’s many events keep me up to date with any global developments in engineering. I would like to further progress my technical knowledge and career to become a Chartered Engineer, then a Fellow. Professional registration shows my capabilities as a competent engineer, who can deliver projects accurately and on time. It has given me the confidence, to reach my full potential as an engineer.

READY TO BECOME A PROFESSIONALLY REGISTERED ENGINEER? We can provide the resources, tools and support to help you become professionally registered. Read on to learn how professional registration can help you stay ahead in your engineering career.



Professional registration is the definitive global measure of your experience and knowledge as an engineer. Incorporated Engineers are professional engineers who maintain, manage and apply current and developing technology. While Chartered Engineers develop answers to engineering problems using new or existing technologies in creative and innovative ways. As a professionally registered engineer you are impacting the day to day lives of us all.



Our global membership development team are available to provide 1-2-1 support and help you with your application. We run regular Professional Registration workshops and webinars where you will receive valuable advice and time with our expert team. Our Developing Engineers Programme gives you easy-to-use tools to build a personal plan and keep on track, so you can achieve professional registration as efficiently as possible.

Becoming professionally registered can boost your earning potential*, enhance your CV and LinkedIn profile and open up further opportunities.

Support Network, the personal support charity for members and their families, provides financial, practical and emotional support.





We are here to support your professional development. CPD allows you to keep up to date with the latest knowledge and shows your commitment to lifelong learning.

Whatever your professional development and career goals our international network of members can provide support and mentorship throughout your career.

Our Career Developer online tool is designed to help you plan and record your CPD. Career Developer puts you in charge of your CPD, with a complete record of everything you’ve done in your career.

Volunteering with the Institution can help develop your network and skills. Get involved with our member boards and committees or share your expertise with our younger members as they take part in our engineering challenges.

Our training courses are tailored to support you in your lifelong journey within the profession. Designed by engineers for engineers, our extensive portfolio includes online and short courses, qualifications and programmes and in-house training so you can learn in a way that suits you. Discounts are available to help stretch your budget further.

FREE WEBINARS – BOOK TODAY Whatever your query we can support you with your application and interview. We offer a range of free events, webinars and 1-2-1 support.



Stay connected to the engineering profession through Professional Engineering, the voice of the profession. The magazine, app and website provide the latest news, views and innovations in your industry. Our world-class conferences, workshops, lectures, seminars and dinners keep you up to date on the latest engineering ideas, inventions and thought leadership. With expertise and ideas from our members, you gain access to exclusive content. The IMechE Library has a unique collection of textbooks, journals and reports to help you in your work projects and support from our specialist librarians.


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*The mean average salary for professionally registered respondents is £55,968, compared to £45,809 for those not professionally registered. 2019 Salary Survey, The Engineer

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