Membership continues to rise as Institution eases application process
13 July 2012
Membership rises to 105,000 with double digit growth for corporate members
As the Institution of Mechanical Engineers continues to see a rise in membership numbers, it is now also easing the procedure of applying for membership and registration.
James Hobbs, Head of Membership and Marketing at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers said:
“The Institution is continuing to see strong growth in members, as more and more people benefit from the Institution’s membership and registration.
“The Institution’s popularity is based on the stringent standards of assessment and the globally-recognised validation of engineers’ professional and technical abilities. Membership provides reassurance for employers, and opens up doors to engineers working around the world.
“While continuing to adhere to stringent standards, we are keen to ease the administrative burden of applying which is why we are bringing the whole process online.
“By easing the application process we hope to encourage yet more engineers, particularly those based outside of the UK, to apply and reap the benefits of membership.”
In just six months membership has risen 5% to 105,000 members, with a significant growth in the last two years in the number of applications for corporate membership and registration.
Benefits of membership include learning and development opportunities and access to events. It has also been proven that being professionally registered leads to improved career prospects and higher earnings.
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers was established in 1847 by George Stephenson and represents mechanical engineers involved in a diversity of fields such as the automotive, rail, aerospace, medical, power and construction industries.
For further information, please visit: www.imeche.org