Stepping up your qualifications

Published:  18 October, 2016

The Chartered Institute of Plumbing & Heating Engineering (CIPHE) is looking for plumbers and heating engineers who wish to further their qualifications to Chartered Engineer (CEng) level.

The CIPHE is calling on ambitious engineers to strive for CEng qualifications, in a bid to increase the numbers of highly skilled and qualified professionals in more specialised industry roles. The CEng qualification can offer increased professional recognition to many in the industry, whether they work in research and development, lecture in sanitation, or are involved in public health engineering.

CEng training is open both to professionals who already operate at Masters degree level, as well as those who do not hold such academic qualifications, but who have what it takes to reach CEng level through the individual, work-based assessment process.

Kevin Wellman, chief executive of the CIPHE, said: "Driving up skills, education and professional standards, while also showing individuals that they can achieve academic and professional recognition at the highest of levels, can only bring good to our industry.

"We need to encourage talent at the top. In the face of Brexit, it's increasingly important to have a strong engineering skills base in those specialist roles. Boosting the numbers of CEng-qualified individuals benefits our industry now, and creates positive role models for the next generation, who may not realise the diverse number of career paths available to them."

As a licensed professional body, CIPHE can register suitably qualified members at Engineering Technician (EngTech), Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and Chartered Engineer (CEng) levels. For more information, contact the Membership Department at membership@ciphe.org.uk or phone 01708 472791.