Brexit

As we near the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020, we are signposting information and services on our website to help you manage Brexit risk. 

Mobility and mutual recognition for engineers

In 2018, Engineers Ireland signed an agreement (known as an Access Pathways Agreement) with the Engineering Council, our counterpart in the UK, to facilitate mobility of engineering professionals through streamlined professional registration/membership processes. The Agreement recognises the equivalent holders of professional registered titles in both jurisdictions including:

• Chartered Engineer (CEng)

• Engineering technician (EngTech) and

• Associate Engineer (Ireland) /Incorporated Engineers (UK)

Also included are holders of the UK’s Information and Communications Technology Technicians (ICTTech).

The Agreement, put simply, ensures that engineers who apply, are assessed and achieve a registered professional title from Engineers Ireland, will continue to have that registered title recognised if they seek work in the UK post-Brexit. Correspondingly, engineers in the UK, who receive a professional title from one of their professional engineering institutions, will have that title recognised if they wish to come to work in the Republic of Ireland.

If you have any query on the recognition of your professional title, please contact membership@engineersireland.ie.

The below sections should also assist you:

Northern Region members

While the information above is primarily ROI-related, our Northern Region Members can access additional information provided on the website of the Northern Ireland Executive Brexit Brief and NI Direct. The Irish Government also has a particular section on Northern Ireland on its website and it is here. It covers many areas including Travel, Business, mobile phone and data use, living and working. 


GB Region members

Our GB members can access information from the UK Government’s website on ‘The UK Transition’ here.

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