IAgrE maintains professional status

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The Institution of Agricultural Engineers has a renewed license, meaning it can continue to register chartered engineers.

The Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) has preserved its professional status for a further five years.

The IAgrE is the professional body for engineers, scientists, technologists and managers in agricultural and allied land-based industries, including forestry and renewables.

The Engineering Council (EC) and the Society for the Environment (SocEnv) renewed the group’s license, having ensured it was complying with its best practice criteria.
Alastair Taylor, chief executive officer at IAgrE, said: “The agricultural engineering community is increasingly involved in the drive to inspire the next generation of engineers.  Growing the number of engineers and retaining high levels of professionalism is essential to ensure continued growth and success of the industry in the UK.” 
“IAgrE offers professional recognition to an extraordinary wide range of people working in the application of science, engineering and technology to the land-based industry, whether it is in food or industrial production, amenity or environmental stewardship,” he added.
The EC licence is granted to professional engineering institutions to authorise them to assess applicants for inclusion on the Engineering Council’s register of professional engineers and technicians.  The licence gives IAgrE the authority to assess the competence and commitment of candidates for registration as chartered engineer, incorporated engineer and engineering technicians.