Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

A word to. . .

Letters

I have been taken aback by the support for the petition regarding the protection of the title 'engineer' on the 10 Downing Street website (NCE 22 February).

Have these people never seen inside an engineering works, full of skilled engineers engaged in various engineering processes, such as casting, welding, boring, machining, tool making and heat treatment?

Not to mention all those employed in the various branches of engineering who may not be 'chartered', but have their own qualications and know how things are actually created in a workshop.

In my book the skilled craftsman has as much a right (or more) to own the term 'engineer' as anyone. In any case, have any of those who signed the petition considered the origin of the word 'engineer'?

John Clark, jclark91@btinternet. com

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Please note comments made online may also be published in the print edition of New Civil Engineer. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.