Graduate Development

The ECITB works with a range of providers and institutions to meet the needs of graduates within the engineering construction industry.

The ECITB also champions specific initiatives for the graduate community in areas such as Project Management.

We offer a range of services and support for graduate development including:

  • Grant support for courses, including BSc, MSc, and PhD.
  • Support for professional accreditation, such as Registered Project Professional and Chartered Engineer Status.
  • Tailored programmes and qualifications, such as Project Management.
  • Targeted engagement initiatives, such as the ECITB Project Management ACTIVE Cup.
  • Talent retention initiatives.

Pathways to becoming a Chartered Engineer

Welcome to the ECITB's guide to becoming a registered Project Professional and a registered Chartered Engineer (CEng). Candidates for registration generally hold an appropriate degree and they must always have completed a period of initial professional development. They may be working with large or small companies, which may or may not have a formalised training scheme. Although primarily aimed at graduate or developing engineers seeking to become a Chartered Engineer, this page also provides information for managers, company training professionals and higher education providers about the different requirements of the organisations involved in the professional registration structure.

There are six major professional engineering institutions (PEIs) associated with the engineering construction industry:

For more information, please see the website of the Engineering Council (www.engc.org.uk). The Engineering Council regulates the UK’s engineering profession and works through the PEIs to provide internationally recognised standards of competence.

There are also routes to Chartered Engineer status for those who do not have the usual academic qualifications, who should seek advice from the appropriate engineering institution.

Why become a Chartered Engineer?

Competence Standards

Further Learning

At a glance

Company Schemes

Approval Process Mentoring

Non-UK Graduates