Strategy sets out to ‘maintain public confidence in engineering'
The Engineering Council has launched its 2025 Strategy, 'Advancing Regulation', setting out the industry regulator’s priorities.
The Strategy was produced through a consultation with key stakeholders, including the professional engineering institutions, ‘to reflect the priorities of the whole engineering profession’. The organisation said: “For the Engineering Council, leadership means promoting the regulator’s role in convening expert opinion about competence, commitment, and professional development, as well as overarching issues such as ethics, sustainability, safety, and security. The Engineering Council has built up a high level of trust when working with the professional engineering institutions and other partners, delivering standards, guidance, and support to engineering professionals worldwide.”
Advancing Regulation builds on this foundation, to achieve the overall goal: ‘To maintain the public’s confidence in the engineering profession through wider promotion of the Engineering Council’s regulatory work, its leadership role within the engineering community, and a greater, more diverse and engaged registrant population’.
Based around four themes, the defined criteria for achieving this goal are:
- a more diverse and inclusive profession.
- a more digitally innovative profession.
- an internationally respected standard.
- an engineering profession with sustainability and ethical principles at its core.
“Of particular note within the new Strategy will be the focus on collaboration with
our stakeholders and how our approach to strategic partnering can be used to build and
develop our current activities,” said Alasdair Coates BEng (Hons), MSc, CEng, FICE, MCIHT, CMIOSH, the Engineering Council’s CEO (pictured).
Professor Chris Atkin CEng, FREng, FRAes, Engineering Council Chairman, added: “As the immediate future offers the prospect of rapid change, we must make sure that the profession works in unison to steer that change in the right direction; the Engineering Council is strongly positioned to steer the necessary consultation, coordination; and quality assurance.”