Building your career

As a member, you’ll receive on-going support for your professional development and career planning – whether you’re an apprentice or a senior engineer. 

We can offer you advice and support through the professional registration process.


Career development with Career developer

Career developer is our online tool that helps you manage your professional development. You can use it to create goals, reports and action plans.

Find out about Career developer


Monitored Professional Development Scheme (MPDS)

MPDS is an Accredited company scheme which follows an agreed structured programme, which can facilitate developing engineers in reaching the competence requirements for registration.

Find out about MPDS


Supported Registration Scheme (SRS)

SRS is a non-accredited company scheme, which can support a developing engineer so they follow a structured development pathway, working with an internal company mentor.

Find out about SRS


Looking for an independent mentor

If your company does not have a Monitored Professional Development Scheme (MPDS) or Supported Registration Scheme (SRS), we can help you find an independent mentor who can give you impartial guidance in your career or advice on becoming professionally registered.

Find an independent mentor


Competence framework

We’ve developed these competence profiles to provide guidance to applicants, mentors, assessors and committees – and anyone else involved in the membership application process. They are designed to reflect employability skills, as well as technical knowledge and education.

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Engineering training and events

Attend technical events to deepen your understanding of the latest engineering trends, reports and thought leadership. We also have over 70 business and technical courses designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills you require to make a success of your career and maintain your professional development.

View our engineering training courses

Browse our engineering events

Career developer

    Career developer is an online tool which helps you plan, record and review your experience throughout your career. It makes it easy for you to manage your professional development.

Find out about Career developer

Need some help?

If you have a question about MPDS, contact our MPDS team.

If you have a question about Initial Professional Development schemes, we'd like to hear from you.