A wide-ranging review of the engineering professional landscape by Professor John Uff CBE QC FREng has been published. The three professional engineering institutions that commissioned the review in March 2016 – IET, ICE and IMechE - have agreed to put in place five work streams focusing on:

  • advice to governments
  • promotion of the profession in schools
  • support for knowledge sharing across engineering disciplines
  • a review of the efficiency of our accreditation of academic courses and
  • a programme to engage and support members of the engineering industry who are not currently professionally registered.

The Royal Academy of Engineering made submissions to the review and will be supporting the next phase of the work to create a profession that is fit for the future. CEO Philip Greenish said:

“This has been an important review with some far reaching recommendations that call for the Academy to develop its leadership role in the profession. We are actively working with the profession in pursuit of that goal and are looking to strengthen our own structures and ways of working to ensure that we are well placed to do so.”

Download the report: UK engineering 2016 (2.41 MB)

Notes for editors

  1. Royal Academy of Engineering. As the UK’s national academy for engineering, we bring together the most successful and talented engineers for a shared purpose: to advance and promote excellence in engineering. We provide analysis and policy support to promote the UK’s role as a great place to do business. We take a lead on engineering education and we invest in the UK’s world-class research base to underpin innovation. We work to improve public awareness and understanding of engineering. We are a national academy with a global outlook.

    We have four strategic challenges:
    - Make the UK the leading nation for engineering innovation
    - Address the engineering skills crisis
    - Position engineering at the heart of society
    - Lead the profession

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