Career Development

Careers Advice For Engineers

In order to help our members get the most out of their careers, we have put together a 'toolkit' of careers advice that will be added to over time. Use the links below to access career development advice.

Training and CPD

CPD (or Continuing Professional Development) is the means by which SOE members maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge and skills and develop the personal qualities required in their professional lives. The following pages provide some of the options you have for your CPD.


Manage and control your own CPD with mycareerpath our online tool for SOE members.


Mentoring is a process that enables individuals to achieve their full professional potential through guidance from more experienced colleagues.

If you are looking for a mentor to assist you towards registration with the Engineering Council, please contact

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Engineering Council

Engineering Council registration is an additional opportunity to gain professional recognition in your industry and the wider engineering community. Becoming registered can advance your career by helping you to prove your skills, experience and expertise at work. Registration is also beneficial to members employed outside the UK as it is recognised internationally.

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Student membership

SOE is providing free membership to engineering students and apprentices in full time study, while graduate members can also benefit from discounted membership rates, in recognition of the next phase of their development, from student to professional engineer.


Chartered Environmentalist

Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) is the highest level of professional qualification available to environmental practitioners. CEnv recognises the high level of professionalism and competence of individuals working in environmental fields.


irtec Licensing Scheme

irtec is an assessment and licence that certifies the theoretical and practical skills of technicians working in road transport. Having an irtec licence proves you operate safely and professionally.