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 with employers and institutions, driving up the quality and collective impact of engagement activities. We analyse what enables, inspires or deters young people from choosing a career in engineering and share and apply our learnings widely.

We participate in and drive inspirational campaigns which transform the perception of engineering of young people and their influencers. Our work aims to grow overall investment in quality, engineering-focused, STEM engagement activities, run by EngineeringUK and others.

We form strategic partnerships to broaden reach especially to under-represented groups, including with Careers & Enterprise Company, Department for Education, Engineering Council, Royal Academy of Engineering, STEM Learning and UK Research and Innovation.

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, Energy Quest and Robotics Challenge, as contributors to Neon and as partners in our research.


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.

Our 2020 accounts are available to download.


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.