Armed Forces and MoD

If you are serving in the Armed Forces or MoD DE&S (or have left the Service within the last 12 months), you may be able to use our simplified route to Professional Registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng), Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Engineering Technician (Eng Tech).

When you join us, you’ll receive:

  • Professional recognition and development
  • Access to a full-time, dedicated Defence Liaison Officer (DLO) to provide guidance and advice
  • Support and guidance when returning to civilian life
  • Support with personal development during and after your military service, including free or discounted training courses and technical publications
  • Networking opportunities at engineering events
  • Acknowledgement of your existing qualifications and experience, including military training

See a full list of benefits for members.

Members and Fellows in the Armed Forces are now able to apply to get their professional registration fees reimbursed. Further information can be accessed through the Defence Information Infrastructure (DII), your unit administrative office or the Institution’s Defence Liaison Officer, Jill Dwyer. Please refer to the Defence Instruction Notice (DIN) 2017DIN07-065 for further details.

For detailed information on how to apply, follow the link that applies to you.

I am a member of the Royal Air Force
I am a member of the Royal Navy
I am a member of the Corps of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME)
I am a member of the Ministry of Defence (MoD)

Career opportunities

If you're an experienced engineer that has served in the defence sector and are looking to deploy your skills-set to another industry, there are plenty of job opportunities to explore on the Talent Retention Solution (TRS) website.

TRS can put you in direct contact with companies searching for new employees with specific skills that you may hold. If you are in the job market, either because of redundancy or another reason, the on-line system provides a user-friendly way of marketing yourself directly to prospective employers.


Meet our members

REME

Need some help?

Contact Defence Liaison Officer Jill Dwyer if you have any questions about joining us as a member of the Armed Forces or MoD.

National Defence Skills Survey

Members of the Armed Forces and the Ministry of Defence are invited to take this short survey run by the Defence Suppliers Forum.

Make your views known on the current challenges and future skills gaps. What are the priority areas defence needs to focus on and what approaches can help address skills shortages?

The survey is open until 15 December 2017 and will take approx. 15 minutes to complete.