The route to Chartership – D – Communication

It’s now time for the final in the series of articles suggesting ways to show evidence against UK spec and in some ways this is the easiest one of all. Section D is the competency on communication and can be claimed on pretty much every job. This article is therefore about some of the less...

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Working towards chartership – UK spec competency B

In the penultimate competency review I provide details about the main technical competency B Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to the analysis and solution of engineering problems. This is the main technical competency but there are still opportunities for providing evidence without being in a pre-dominantly technical role. You are required to show that...

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Can you be friends with your customers or competitors?

That’s friends in the social sense outside of work…….. Having changed jobs recently, I have had to face this dilemma to a certain extent though I am in an unusual position that whilst remaining in the same industry, I am not customer, competitor or supplier. However it a situation that occurs frequently when you change jobs, should...

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Working towards Chartership: UK-Spec Competency A

Use a combination of general and specialist engineering knowledge and understanding to optimise the application of existing and emerging technology. The aim of this competency is to demonstrate that you are keeping up to date with emerging technology and helping to drive your industry forward. This is part of the life long learning expected of...

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Demonstrating a personal commitment to engineering standards

This week I look at Section E of UK spec. This section is about maintaining professional standards and the reputation of the profession. It also looks at the impact that engineering has on society and contains requirements to make it beneficial. Although the competencies can seem quite abstract, the evidence is actually built into your...

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EYE Conferences – Thoughts of a first time attendee

My name is Frederik and I travelled to the EYE Conference 2015 in Lisbon as a “first timer”. Of course I had a rough overview, what will happen there, since I have been able to see the programme at the website of the conference. But I had no impressions, what the atmosphere would be like. […]

Applying for Professional Qualifications

One of the challenges facing you when trying to apply for a professional qualification is aligning your experiences against the UK spec conferences. The following articles will review each set of competencies (A-E) and provide some advice on evidence that can be used for each one. This is based on my own experience as both...

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C – Providing Technical and Commercial Leadership

Provide technical and commercial leadership The aim of this competence is to show that you have awareness and skills in the wider aspects of your chosen role/industry. There is no requirement for you to be a star manager or project manager but you should be able to demonstrate that you understand how the technical work...

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Working in France

In another of our series of guest blogs, Chloe Martin explains the working arrangements in France   Imagine this: you’ve been living in the UK for a while and your feet are itching so you’re thinking ofgoing to work abroad. Where do you start? How do you decide which country you’re going to go to?  […]

EYE Conferences and CPD

Attending an EYE conference is a brilliant experience but it can also contribute to your CPD.  In this article we list a few examples of competences that can be demonstrated by attending the conference and participating in the workshops. All criteria mentioned relate to the third edition of UK Spec. Section A – Engineering Knowledge...

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