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If you want high standards from employees, get them on track with SOE
01/07/2008 | Channel:
Business Improvement, Skills & Training, Rolling Stock, Infrastructure
The Society of Operations Engineers (SOE) is a professional membership organisation representing engineering professionals in the transport, plant and engineer surveying industries.
The Society's Professional Sector, IPlantE (Institute of Plant Engineers), supports railway workers throughout their career and is succeeding in driving forward the Engineering Technician (EngTech) status amongst rail apprentices and those at NVQ Levels 2 and 3.
After topping the Engineering Council UK (ECUK) tables for the second year running, SOE supports rail workers via a defined Continuous Professional Development (CPD) plan, and assists those who wish to develop their careers by achieving professional registration. SOE members obtain post-nominal letters, have exclusive access to the members-only section of the Society's website and gain free entry to a number of technical events and seminars. Those in the rail sector will also receive the acclaimed bi-monthly Plant Engineer and the monthly Operations Engineer magazines.
“With six decades of transport industry experience we are committed to acknowledging the work of engineering professionals, and specialise in developing our members' careers”
SOE recently teamed up with a number of key rail partners – including Metronet – in order to provide rail engineers with professional recognition through registration with ECUK. The organisation is a licensed member of ECUK and is one of the few bodies that can nominate members for professional registration at all three levels – EngTech, Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and Chartered Engineer (CEng) levels.
The Society offers members numerous other benefits, such as industry leading technical guides and excellent networking opportunities. Illustrating their desire to highlight the many achievements of those in the rail industry, SOE is proud to, again, sponsor the Rail Engineer of the Year award. Will Reeves, membership development manager said: “We are committed to those not currently represented in the rail industry, especially those at EngTech level. We believe that all engineers should gain the professional recognition they deserve from their peers, industry and society as a whole.”
Nick Jones, SOE Chief Executive explained that recognising the loyalty and skill of engineering professionals is a priority for SOE. He said: “Skilled and competent engineers working on our railways are essential for the wellbeing of the UK economy. With six decades of transport industry experience we are committed to acknowledging the work of engineering professionals, and specialise in developing our members' careers.”
Over the past twelve months, the organisation supported various high-profile rail events. These include the 'Cooling the Tube' event, held jointly with TfL, a presentation evening at London's Transport Museum to celebrate the success of Metronet's staff competency assurance programme and the achievements of its engineers, as well as hosting stands at Railtex07, Maintec and Infrarail.
Will closed: “SOE is here to encourage, develop and reward engineers in an industry where expectation from society is extremely high.”
For further information please contact:
The Society of Operations Engineers
Tel: 020 7630 1111