UKAPE represents members in both public and private sectors throughout the UK, for all engineering disciplines and specialisations. No other organisation covers the whole field of engineering.
The association is administered by the National Secretary. UKAPE is part of Unite, the largest union in the UK. As such UKAPE members have access to a national network of full-time officers, dedicated to serving managerial and professional members.
UKAPE’s officers have at their disposal legal advice from a variety of sources:
- Head Office Legal Services Department
- A 24-hour legal advice helpline
- Retained employment law and personal injury solicitors
Unite maintains a large research department which provides a comprehensive database on a wide range of topics. This is used extensively by all sectors of the union to provide data and analysis in support of projects and investigations.
Extensive training facilities are available at Esher Place,which are used for training in technical skills as well as industrial relations and health and safety. This centre provides a high standard of residential accomodation, and excellent conference and leisure facilities.
The Head Office at Unite House, Holborn has access to a large printing department and a computer section dealing primarily with membership data. UKAPE therefore benefits from a fully computerised membership administration system.
Esher Place has entertainment and recreational facilities available to members and their families for special weekend breaks.