Guys that come and check new upvc windows that have been thrown in are called engineers too apparently. Confirmed, legit, when he rolled up on his steam engine... Not.
As a Chartered Engineer it kind of boils my piss, but only a little.
I believe that I'm fairly mediocre as an Engineer, but managing to get Chartered was really more luck than judgement.
Did very bad at A levels including failing maths.
Managed to get onto a HND at Coventry Poly
Worked balls off and at end of 1st year transferred straight to 2nd year of Honours Degree, which was accredited by IProDE
Did my year in Industry which was accredited.
Passed with a Desmond (2:2) and went to work at Lucas Engineering and Systems where their graduate scheme was accredited by IManfE (Nee IProdE).
Filled in and had signed every page of log book.
Work involved collaboration with a few universities.
5 years later I applied to IEE (Now the IET) with a 4 sponsors including a Past President of IProdE, 2 Professors (and university department heads and a Dr someone - all of them Fellows of IEE or IMechE.
All I'd done was turn up for work and document (with a little spin) what I'd done.
The interview went well because I bought all sorts of bits and drawings and stuff that I'd worked on, and retired Engineers like to see that kind of thing.