Heard today that my CEng application has been rejected, which came as quite a surprise as I had thought the PRI went really well and I was able to answer all the interviews' questions and thoroughly cover how I'd met all the competences.
They stated that I needed to develop B1, C2 and C3 more. I'm a bit at a loss what they're really looking for with some of these - for example, I was responsible for running a training programme for a couple of new graduates lasting several months, during which I directly mentored them and oversaw their development. I'd explained this in detail in the PRI, so surely this should cover C3? As I work for a small company of around 10 people it's going to be pretty much impossible to cover this any better than that.
I have contacted the PRA I originally spoke to before submitting my application with a copy of the rejection email so I'll see if they can give any other advice. I'm not sure if it is worth trying the appeals procedure. The link given in the rejection letter (www.theiet.org/about/governance/rules-conduct/appeals/) does not appear to work as it just redirects to the Rules of Conduct page which does not mention appeals. Does anyone know how appeals are submitted? Frustrated that I've spent £210 of my own money applying for this (don't know if I can include this in my employment expenses claim with HMRC to get the tax back?) so any advice from anyone who's been in a similar situation would be much appreciated.