Engineering Council seeking Technician interviewees fo...

Engineering Council seeking Technician interviewees for project research

09 November 2012

Unite the Union working with TUC Unionlearn and the Engineering Council, are asking members to participate in some important research being conducted on behalf of the Engineering Council, supported by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, into careers, progression and development opportunities for people who have taken (or are taking) a vocational, rather than an academic (bachelor’s/master’s degree) pathway into engineering.

Are you a technician working in engineering or an employer of technician engineers? We would like to invite you to take part in important research being conducting on behalf of the Engineering Council. Those that are selected to take part in the first stage of telephone interviews will receive £70 and there is a second survey where participants have a chance to win a further £200.

We want to hear from individuals and employers of engineering technicians in all engineering sectors (e.g. Services, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Construction, Electrical, Mechanical, Resources & Utilities) to gain a better understanding of the career opportunities available to people who take a vocational rather than an academic route into engineering.

This is an important project which is part of a much wider drive to enhance the contribution engineers make to the UK economy.

The first stage of the research will involve an informal telephone conversation about the engineering sector and your experiences to date – whether you are employed, studying, or an apprentice.

If you fit one of the categories below, you may be invited to participate in a one hour telephone interview for which you, or your chosen charity, will receive £70 as a thank you for taking part.

 - Engineering technicians in training

 - Engineering Technicians who are members of a professional body (e.g. IET, IMechE, ICE)

 - Engineering Technicians who are EngTech registered

 - Engineering Technicians previously EngTech registered

 - Registered Employers of technicians

If you would like to take part please email with your telephone number and we will get in touch to ask you some screening questions to check your suitability to take part.
The closing date is 19th November 2012.

All interviews will be conducted by Boxclever in accordance with the Code of Conduct outlined by the UK Market Research Society, and in line with the Data Protection Act.