The Engineering Council has now dropped 'UK' from its name.

The groups said the move was to reflect its "growing international reach and influence."

25% of engineers on the Engineering Council's register now work outside the UK, and a further 10-15% of registrants are non-UK citizens. Individuals holding Engineering Council titles are currently present in 45 countries. This includes over 10,500 in Hong Kong, another 7,000 plus living in North America and a similar number in Australia/New Zealand.