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Professional Registration

Update for Mentors and

Denis Healy
Business Development
Yorkshire & North East

IMechE’s definition of mentoring

“Wise counselling of a Developing Engineer in
a protected relationship, which focuses on a
Developing Engineer’s personal development,
from dependence and inexperience to maturity
and independent professionalism.”



− "Mentoring is to support and encourage people to
manage their own learning in order that they may:
− Maximise their potential,
− Develop their skills,
− Improve their performance and
− Become the person they want to be."
Eric Parsloe, The Oxford School of Coaching &

” .COUNSELLOR Counsellor “Counselling helps another person explore and understand their own potential and assists them in developing it to the full.

IMechE and subsequently the Engineering Council − A powerful tool for personal development − Effective performance for the company − A mechanism for coping with rapid change and increasing complexity .MENTORING Provides : − Quality control (QA) and monitoring for the company.

SOME MENTOR TASKS − − − − − − − − − − Agree & review objectives for Developing Engineer (DE) Establish & maintain an open & honest relationship Identify & minimise conflict both with DE & their managers Make time available to support DE Contribute to building DE’s confidence Encourage DE’s to take responsibility for their own learning Listen attentively & non-judgementally Maintain confidentiality Refer DE’ to other sources of support where necessary Keep line managers informed as appropriate about mentoring activities − Develop their own performance in mentoring .

and as a Member of the Institution.Sponsors A sponsor’s role is to read through the application and sign the form to indicate that they believe the candidate to be suitable for consideration at the level of registration for which they are applying. .

THE JOURNEY UK SPEC highlights that there is a route to Professional Registration for all competent engineers Knowledge & Understanding Competency Development Professional Review Professional Registration .

Knowledge & Understanding UK SPEC highlights that there is a route to Professional Registration for all competent engineers .

FORMAL QUALIFICATIONS Eng Tech NC/ND (OND) NVQ3/SVQ3 City and Guilds B TEC SCOTVEC Tech Certificate from Approved Apprentice Programme IEng CEng BEng / BSc MEng HNC/HND Foundation degree + Further Learning BEng (Hons) + Further Learning .

SARTOR 2. SARTOR 3 & UK SPEC Pre 1987 Pre 1999 BTEC/HNC engineering qualification pre 1987 may meet the academic requirements for IEng If your BEng is pre 1999 (start date) you may meet the academic requirements for CEng BTEC/HND engineering qualification pre 1999 may meet the academic requirements for IEng Post 1999 Baseline qualification for CEng changed from BEng to MEng .

The Open Door ACADEMIC ASSESSMENT – FOR IEng & CEng • No formal qualifications required • Let us assess your qualifications • We will consider any mix of academic and vocational learning • It’s free and there’s no commitment • We may recommend additional learning .

Career Learning Assessment (CLA) FOR IEng & CEng • For experienced engineers without exemplifying qualifications • “Experiential learning” considered as an alternative to academic qualifications • Interview may be required • Invitation to complete CLA is a possible outcome of Academic Assessment • Academic Assessment is the starting point .

org/qualificationchecker . use the on line service or email imeche.In Summary If in doubt always check your qualification first.

Communication and interpersonal skills E.COMPETENCE IS … The ability to perform an activity. Professional conduct . • • • • Correctly Safely Effectively Consistently UK SPEC COMPETENCIES A. Practical application C. Knowledge and Understanding B. Leadership skills D.

of engineering principles if at management level - - Maintain and extend a sound theoretical approach to the application of technology Use a sound evidence-based approach to problem solving Identify the limits of own personal knowledge and skills Establish users’ requirements for improvements Contribute to evaluation and development of continuous improvement systems .COMPETENCE A Chartered Engineer Incorporated Engineer Use a combination of general & specialist engineering knowledge and understanding to optimise / apply the application of existing and emerging technology - Used/developed emerging technologies Well thought out problem solving including justified creative solution Considered all possible outcomes for resultant product Identified and met customer needs for product Developed processes and techniques which enhance productivity/quality Demonstrated clear understanding. and application.

Six Sigma) Involvement in new energy sources Prototype designs and testing Cost/benefit analysis of potential new technology or process. presented as a report • Significant plant modifications / refurbishment resulting in a process change or performance enhancement • Plant performance assessments leading to proposals for improved efficiency or reduced costs • Successful problem solving on a major plant breakdown or malfunction using first principles .Competence “A” Further examples • • • • • Introduction of new technology Introduction of new processes (LEAN.

construct. manufacture. feasibility studies or technical specifications (De)commissioned equipment Responsible for corporate engineering policy - - - - - Identify. equipment. systems and services Contribute to the identification and specification of design and development requirements Identify potential operational problems and evaluate possible solutions Contribute to the design and development of engineering solutions . review and select techniques. commission. operate and maintain products. systems & services - Managed project through entire life cycle Managed technical and non-technical staff within the project Responsible for delegating tasks Identified and resolved problems before they occurred Approved and evaluated design drawings Produced tender documentation. processes.COMPETENCE B Chartered Engineer Incorporated Engineer Apply the appropriate theoretical & practical methods to the analysis and solution of engineering problems / design. processes. procedures and methods to undertake engineering tasks Review the potential for enhancing engineering products. develop.

competitors and academia Breaking down work into discrete elements with resource requirements and performance standards • Applying appropriate planning techniques . maybe different materials Specifying pumps.Competence “B” Further examples • • • • • • • Identifying improvement possibilities Comparing one solution against another. contract specifications Site services and operations. implementing both and planned maintenance Running projects as a utilities manager Seeking solutions from other companies.

skilled craftsmen and/or engineering graduates - - - Plan for effective project implementation Manage the planning. budgeting and organisation of tasks.COMPETENCE C Chartered Engineer Incorporated Engineer To provide technical and Commercial Leadership / Management - - Project / line manage or team leader responsible for technical and nontechnical staff Supervised (multi-disciplinary) team based projects in research and/or development programmes or problem investigation Active participation in design review Contributed to development of improved processes In-house training and development of technicians. people and resources Manage teams and develop staff to meet changing technical and managerial needs Manage continuous quality improvement Evaluate performance and recommend improvements .

cost and scope Monitoring budgets Leading multi-disciplined teams Identifying strengths and weaknesses in a team Exploiting available resources effectively Use of LEAN / SIX Sigma tools to improve processes and ways of working Setting budgets for maintenance operations Planning shutdowns and outage Initiating specialist awareness training Understanding relevant contract law .Competence “C” Further examples • • • • • • • • • • Project management to time.

COMPETENCE D Chartered Engineer Incorporated Engineer Demonstrate effective communications and interpersonal skills - Communicated effectively and concisely (verbal and written) - Evidence of presentations to colleagues.Developed small teams within a project/line-management environment . customers and suppliers - Papers given at conferences - Evidence of established working relationships - Able to articulate ideas and proposals and obtain agreement from others - Prepared tender documents and technical specifications .

schematics etc) Presenting own ideas with confidence Making presentations at conferences Demonstrating strong interpersonal relationships at all levels Getting “buy-in” to your way of doing things . meeting clients and key suppliers Negotiating timelines with clients or suppliers to meet your changing needs Graphical evidence presented to interview panel (photos.Competence “D” Further examples • • • • • • • • • Professional registration paperwork acceptable Good telephone manner Presentations with clients.

COMPETENCE E Chartered Engineer Incorporated Engineer Make a personal commitment to live by the appropriate code of professional conduct. the profession and the environment - Understands health and safety issues within the remit of responsibilities - Considered environmental risk and disaster recovery - Understands professional code of conduct - Aware of sustainable practices and legislative issues - Understand how career is to develop in the medium term - Evidence of external activities . recognising obligations to society.

local committee.Competence “E” Further examples • • • • • • • • • • • • Schools activities Coaching other graduates and peers Liaison with your old university SHE representative. Young Members Panel Volunteer activities locally or nationally Good Personal Development Plan Next careers steps / expectations Commitment to CPD Knowledge and use of safe systems at work . office HSE audits Out of work sustainability activities Presentations at local events IMechE lectures.

P Step 2 Competence Step 3 Org Charts .A.THE APPLICATION PROCESS Step 1 About You Step 5 Sponsors Step 4 D.

The Application form Step 1 Tell us about you Your personal and academic information and career summary detailing the roles you have held in the last 5 years. with your current / most recent role shown first .

DEMONSTRATING COMPETENCE Personal statement A – E are your opportunity to detail concisely what you have done and how this meets UK SPEC .

and you must make statements which demonstrate your compliance with the competences and sub-competences − Write around 300 words on each of the 5 main competences − Look at the exemplar to see how it’s done − .The Application form Step 2 Personal Competence Statements The UKSPEC framework showing competences A-E is given.

The Application form Step 3 Organisation Chart Submit an organisation chart of your current employment and indicate your position within the organisation. describe your direct clients and who you report to. . If you are not part of an organisation.

medium and long term goals after achieving professional registration .The Application form Step 4 Development Action Plan This will demonstrate your on-going compliance with competence E and the Institution’s by-laws. It will also feature your short.

The Application form Step 5 Your sponsors − Two sponsors need to provide their contact details and sign your application − Only one sponsor needs to be registered as a CEng with the Engineering Council − Your second sponsor could be your line manager or another registered engineer .

The Interview – what is it? − It is mandatory − Not an examination − Not a question and answer session − Not a presentation − Not an ordeal!! .

What’s Next? − You do not hear your result on the day − Approximately 6-10 weeks − Communicated by post − 94% success rate − Those successful are Elected to MIMechE .

For application form. guidance notes and competence exemplars go to this link: .