How we work

EngineeringUK works in partnership with hundreds of organisations across the engineering community, all of which share in our ambition to inspire tomorrow’s engineers.

We work centrally with national employers and offer dedicated regional support across the country, recognising the distinct needs and approaches of individual companies in different areas.

Our corporate members comprise some of the country’s best-known engineering companies, while more still work with us as sponsors of The Big Bang and Tomorrow’s Engineers and as partners in our research.

We work with the professional engineering institutions and third sector providers, and have developed a number of strategic partnerships including with the Royal Academy of Engineering, STEM Learning, Careers & Enterprise Company, Helsington Foundation, Shell and the Nuclear Skills Strategy Group.


EngineeringUK is a not-for-profit organisation, funded predominantly via the professional registration fees of individual engineers, as well as the support of a range of businesses, trusts and foundations, and a corporate membership scheme.


The EngineeringUK governance structure includes a Board of Trustees, Committees, Panels and Colleges.

Our Board meets 4 times a year, and is made up of up to 16 members:

  • The Chair
  • 4 members elected through a system of electoral colleges
  • 4 members nominated by each of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Royal Academy of Engineering
  • The Chair of the Engineering Council
  • Up to 6 members appointed by the Board

Each member can serve for a maximum of six years (two three-year terms).


We work to the following externally accredited standards, which act as a framework for our quality, delivery and improvement.

ISO 9001

ISO 9001 is an international standard that provides a tried and trusted framework for taking a systematic approach to managing our organisation's systems and processes so that we can consistently turn out a service or product that satisfies customer expectations.

Listening and responding

If you would like to contact us with a compliment, suggestion or a complaint please email We aim to respond to any complaints as quickly as possible and will endeavour to resolve them within 20 working days.

Diversity and inclusion

We are proud members of the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (enei), the UK's leading employer network covering all aspects of equality and inclusion issues in the workplace.