Why you should become an Engineering Technician.
“Some people put degrees on the CV - that's good, brilliant, you know all your theoretical side, but EngTech will say "hold on mate, they’ve actually worked in engineering, they know what’s going on and have a level of professionalism so it helps people in jobs”. It’s definitely a benchmark and really worthwhile doing.”
Paul Addicott, EngTech
An Engineering Technician is a technician who has become professionally registered with the Engineering Council. After registration you’ll be able to use the initials ‘EngTech’ after your name, which signifies that you have met the necessary competence and commitment standard.
The professional title ‘EngTech’ recognises your expertise and hard work, and it will help to improve your career prospects and prove that you have demonstrated competence against an internationally recognised standard.
According to the Engineering Council, Engineering Technicians continue to receive pay increases above the national average1.
Engineering Technicians often have an engineering or technical certificate or diploma, but you don’t need a formal qualification to become registered. Many engineering apprentices are able to demonstrate competence through their work based learning.
To become registered, you’ll need to show that you’re creative in your approach to work and that you can apply proven techniques and procedures to practical engineering problems. It’s important that you’re able to apply safe systems of working.
You may hold supervisory or technical responsibility, and/or you may contribute to design, development, manufacture, commissioning, decommissioning or operation. You may also maintain products, equipment, processes or services within the workplace.