I am now officially a Chartered Engineer and I can add CEng to my name, Michael Aldridge MEng CEng MIMechE. I debated long and hard about the merits of becoming registered and about who to become registered with; I short-listed several institutions some more design orientated some more engineering. In the end I opted the become registered with IMechE for several reasons; firstly I am on the regional Glasgow Committee for the IMechE, this gave me an inside knowledge of the IMechE and the events in my local area, it also allows me to network with other IMechE members. Secondly, the IMechE is the largest institution and its international credentials appealed for if I ever follow a career abroad. And finally, through the IMechE I have attended a few Primary Engineer events, these events aim to promote engineering in schools. I was blown away how good these events were and fully believe in there cause.
I am very proud to now place the CEng initials after my name. If anyone would like help or advice on how to become chartered, please don’t hesitate to ask.