Paul TabernPaul Tabern

Senior Business Development Executive

UK EngTech

Paul has been with the Institution since 2005, and has been overseeing EngTech business development since the Institution was first given the licence 6 years ago. He is based in Norfolk, from where he focuses on promoting EngTech registration in companies, colleges and training providers across the UK. He works closely with the regional BDMs.

He gives presentations and workshops on the benefits of EngTech registration, for apprentices and time served technicians, and offers support and guidance to those in a position to apply. He also gives advice on how organisations can gain approval of their Apprenticeship frameworks at EngTech level, which is both a demonstration of the quality of a training scheme as well as offering a streamlined route to professional registration for those completing an IMechE Approved route. Paul’s role allows him to build long term relationships with engineering organisations to help them recognise the vital contribution that Engineering Technicians make.

Paul’s degree is in Marketing, and after marketing assistant roles in local government he joined the Institution based in London. He has a good knowledge of the Institution’s activities both at the Head Office and in the regions.

He really enjoys visiting companies all over the country and meeting lots of young people who are enthusiastic and excited about their future engineering careers. He also takes great satisfaction in helping established technicians gain recognition for their practical contribution to engineering solutions by gaining Professional Technician status through IMechE registration.

When not working, he is kept busy by his young family, who are keen footballers. He also shares with them his interest in music and exploring the North Norfolk coast line.

Paul's top three

Favourite engineering innovation: 1961 E-Type Jaguar. 
Person I most admire: Stephen Hawking. 
Greatest challenge facing engineering: Ensuring that lots of young people go into practical engineering roles.