This June BAE Systems invited representatives from the IET and IMechE to their Barrowin-in-Furness site to celebrate the achievements of the individuals being awarded their Chartered Engineer (CEng), Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and Fellowship certificates.
Martin Pulford, Capability Manager – Engineering Submarine Solutions, was one of the driving forces behind this site’s success. “We have a particularly excellent relationship with the IET going back to 2000 when we first started the company based registration scheme, and we are very proud of this. Some Fellows here today actually went through that scheme in the early 2000s – it makes me feel old knowing that some of the graduates I recruited over the years are now Fellows!”
Stephanie Smith, IET Professional Registration Account Manager, works closely with the Barrow-in-Furness site and attended the event on behalf of the IET. “Martin’s comments prove how important professional registration is to BAE Systems and these celebration events show how much it is valued by the company,” she says. “I was delighted to see the individuals we celebrated so proud of their achievements; I hope they are inspired by their experience to support colleagues currently going through the process,” she adds.
“With the scale and complexity of the products we produce, BAE Systems’ engineering function is understandably large and diverse with numbers in the region of 1,400 engineers and designers. It is great to see so many engineers that have taken the time and effort to gain the qualifications that they obviously deserve,” adds Graeme Corkill, BAE Systems’ Deputy Chief Engineer. “The business remains committed to supporting our engineers through professional registration for all institutions, and is keen on developing the relationship with the IET and IMechE further to ensure more of our engineers seek professional registration.”