Armed Forces and MoD

If you are serving in the Armed Forces, DE&S or SDA (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).

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Please scan and email a signed copy of your application to the Endorser OR email in the PDF and take a photo on your phone of the signed pages and email all together.

Any hard copies posted since 13 March: please re-send as a digital copy  

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.

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 DE&S or SDA

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

  • John Vyse EngTech MIMechE

    John Vyse EngTech MIMechE

    John is a Corporal in the Royal Air Force.

    He is currently at RAF Marham, where he started working in Forward GEF (FGEF) in an Acting Corporal role. working on the new support equipment for the F35.

    Find out more about John

Matthew Chapman CEng MIMechE 300

Matthew Chapman CEng FIMechE

Matthew began his career in the REME as an Apprentice Armourer more than 20 years ago and has since served globally in various engineering appointments.

He joined the Institution in 2013 when attached to the Bloodhound SSC project.

Find out more about Matthew

  • Michael Woods CEng MIMechE

    Michael Woods CEng MIMechE

    Michael, who specialises in submarine air purification, has become one of the first in his rank to obtain Chartered Engineer status with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, a milestone he describes as one of his proudest achievements.

    Find out more about Michael

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.

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