The Welding Institute


The Welding Institute has a team of assessors supporting the approval of qualifications at level 3 or above which meet the full academic requirements for Engineering Technician (EngTech). Approval Assessors are academics academics and industrialists with significant expertise and knowledge in their field, who voluntarily support The Welding Institute in order that trainees and graduates with a pathway to registration with the Engineering Council.

Person Specification

Approval assessors are expected to have experience in one or more of the following:

    • Experience of working with apprenticeships or level three qualifications, understanding of Apprenticeship Standards, Frameworks and/or vocational engineering qualifications
    • Understanding of working with apprenticeships and related qualifications from RQF levels 3 to 7
    • Further Education quality assurance and/or External Quality Assurance (EQA) for apprenticeship programmes.
    • Audit experience.

It would be desirable if you are familiar with the Engineering Council’s UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC) standard for EngTech, IEng and CEng, as well as the Approval of Qualifications and Apprenticeships Handbook (AQAH) for EngTech.

    Summary of Main Duties and Responsibilities

        • Gather and review evidence to make an objective judgement regarding the suitability of courses for approval against Engineering Council learning outcomes
        • Contribute to open discussion in an open and constructive manner to support a team in achieving an agreeable outcome
        • Be respectful and supportive to all individuals involved in the approval’s process
        • Keep up to date with the latest Engineering Council and Welding Institute individual route procedures and regulations
        • Share best practice and support opportunities for continuous improvement
        • Where required, form an approval ratification panel to review and approve other approval submissions as per approval procedures
        • Be able to confirm absence of conflict of interest
        • Complete training and refresher training as required
        • Abide by equality and diversity legislation
        • Observe the proper duties of confidentiality regarding all approval documentation and communications
        • To prepare for and conduct the approvals process to agreed timescales

      Time Commitment

      There is no fixed period of appointment. Volunteers are welcome to undertake the role as long as they wish, as long as they maintain their training to keep up to date with Engineering Council and institute policy and regulation. Volunteers may be asked to step down to make way for new appointments in order to keep the assessor pool aligned with the strategic goals of the institute.

      Benefits of Volunteering

        • Continuing professional development including project and personal management skills
        • Acquisition of transferable skills
        • Development of job knowledge
        • You will have the opportunity to network with a range of professionals and academics in the engineering sector

        How to Apply

        To apply, please complete an expression of interest form illustrating how you meet the role criteria and along with your CV, send this to The Editorial Board in consultation with the Branch and YMC Committees will appoint Branch and Younger Member Correspondents.

        For further information, please refer to the full person specification, or email

        The Welding Institute

        Granta Park, Great Abington, Cambridge CB21 6AL, UK

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