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 firstname.lastname@example.org.