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Welcome to the website of The Worshipful Company of Engineers, one of the 31 ‘modern’ livery companies in the City of London formed in the last 80 years.

We are a fellowship of leading engineers (and partners) who meet, socialise and exchange cross-disciplinary thinking at prestigious city venues and support the Engineers Trust in its educational, engineering excellence, and charitable objectives.

Our members are all Chartered Engineers or Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and are from all the professional disciplines of engineering, technology and business. Liverymen of the Company are Fellows at least one of the Professional Engineering Institutions.

The Company works to promote and develop all aspects of the science, art and practice of engineering within a social and charitable ethos which is at the core of the Livery movement. This website should provide you with information about our activities. For any further information or for comments on the website content, please do not hesitate to contact the Engineers’ Office.

Colonel David Swann, Clerk

Latest News


City & Guilds 140th Anniversary

1 February 2019

At a 140th Anniversary ceremony at the Guildhall on 30 January 2019, two Liverymen, Dame Ann Dowling OM DBE FRS FREng and Sir Terry Morgan CBE FREng, were presented with their Fellowship of City & Guilds of London (FCGI) Diplomas by Liveryman HRH The Princess Royal, President of City & Guilds.   Their citations summarised the enormous contributions that both Ann and Terry have made to engineering.




New Quarterage Rates for Freemen

12 February 2019

In January the Court approved reduced rates of Quarterage (annual subscription) for Freemen under the age of 50, with the cheapest rates for those under 30.

The IET Global Challenge 2018-2019

14 February 2019

Liveryman Brian Back will be one of the judges for the IET’s Global Challenge set to develop technology to tackle plastics in the Oceans, for which entry details can be found at http://www.theiet.org/global-challenge . Entries are invited from teams of young innovators aged 18-35 to use their engineering, technical and commercial skills to develop an innovative solution to this real world problem and are due by 14th March 2019.