The Engineering Council has reported a
significant increase in the number of practising engineers. During 2009, the number of new registrations for Chartered
Engineer rose by nine per cent compared to the previous year, while Incorporated Engineer registrations grew by 10%. There has been a net increase in the total number of Engineering
Technician registrants for the fifth consecutive year.
Ramsay, Chief Executive of the Engineering Council, commented, 'The results are in part due to
the competitive job market, as well as industry recognition of both the added
status and the importance of being professionally qualified'.
The rise in the number of women achieving chartered status has continued, with females
accounting for over 11% of new registrants for the third year
A new professional standing, Information and Communications Technology
Technicians, was introduced at the beginning of 2009. To date, 21 people have
completed the process.