All Scottish Engineering members have access to the following services and benefits:
Scottish Engineering meets the key role of representing the needs of the engineering industry to the relevant authorities. The aim of this function is to create the social, legal and economic conditions favourable to the effective conduct of manufacturing business.
This is achieved by developing and maintaining contacts with Members of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood), Members of Parliament (Westminster), Members of the European Parliament (Brussels), Scottish Enterprise, Scotland Office, Local Authorities and the various enforcing bodies, including HSE and SEPA.
Relationships and Business Contacts
This is an essential role in conducting business and senior executives of member companies are encouraged to develop relationships, exchange and share business experiences and to assist their business plans by participating in meetings, committees, working parties, working lunches and other events.
All members receive regular updates on UK and European employment issues and are informed regularly on economic, business and employment matters. They are kept up to date with proposed legislation and advised on action required to conform to it.
Members have access to Scottish Engineering’s Public Affairs resources for guidance and assistance in company profile initiatives and related issues.
Access to other services
Access to the other services on the Menu is available only to members of Scottish Engineering and are therefore offered at extremely attractive rates.
Our core function is to support the manufacturing engineering industry. To that end we offer a variety of services aimed at ensuring best practice.
We maintain links with organisations and bodies which have a bearing on the efficient operation of our industry. These include Scottish Enterprise, the EEF, Holyrood, Westminster and Brussels.
Legislation or directives dealing with relevant areas of the manufacturing sector are considered and discussed by our professional staff and by committees containing personnel from member companies.
In this way we are able to inform our membership of impending legislation and how they should deal with it.
We assist industry recruitment by our active involvement with educational establishments including primary schools, secondary schools, colleges and universities. Several colleges and universities are in membership.
By highlighting achievement in our industry we fulfil a profiling function. We do this in a number of ways which include raising media awareness and presenting awards for excellence within our industry.
On an annual basis we present the Scottish Engineering Award to the company which in the opinion of a panel of judges has made a significant contribution towards raising the standard of the industry and has been shown to be an appropriate standard bearer for the engineering manufacturing sector. We also present a number of awards for outstanding achievement.
In association with the Incorporation of Hammermen we annually present an award to a young engineer who has led a project which has benefitted his or her company significantly.