Engineers, like all the trade professions in the NHS, have the opportunity to move into higher management levels as their careers develop. Experience could lead to a role as a Site Manager or Head of Estates.
Modern Apprentices can go on to study for an HNC in an engineering subject by studying part time at a local college.
With experience and further qualifications, engineers can apply for incorporated or chartered status. Incorporated and chartered engineers have to keep their skills and knowledge up to date with annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
Each professional institution for engineers (see the list in the Professional bodies section) runs courses, conferences and seminars where engineers can update their skills and network with others.