Welcome to IET Kent
Learn, meet fellow engineers and network by attending our Events; see "Kent Events" below.
We look forward to seeing “YOU” at these meetings. Guests and members of the public are very welcome.
A complete listing of IET Events in Kent & Sussex can be found here - Programme
We are also pleased to support Digibury - a monthly meetup for technology enthusiasts in Canterbury. See Digibury
To encourage younger people to enter a career in engineering, we work closely with Kent & Medway STEM and Education Business Partnership organisation in the provision of talks and career events in Schools and Colleges across the County. Members are encouraged to become STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Maths) Ambassadors – details can be found at http://www.kentandmedwaystem.org.uk/index.php/ambassadors
We also look to build relationships with engineering businesses across the County, especially the many SMEs, and help them understand the benefits of their staff being members of the IET and the services that are available to them as a company – e.g. in house training and CPD.
Introduce yourself to IET members across Kent on our forum. Share your background with other engineers, and see the variety of disciplines and industries that are represented. This is a great way to get to know some of the other people in our community.
Young Professionals / IET Campus
We continue to work closely with our two universities and again look forward to entering teams in national competition, as well giving recognition awards to their top students. In addition, we liaise with the Royal School of Military Engineering and give recognition to their top students. For the forthcoming year, we look to build on these relationships and expand our Young Professionals Section.
The Kent Local Network is pleased to be host to an Academic Partners trial of their new initiative "IET Campus". At present this is a limited trial and initially involves just two UK Higher Education establishments; one of which is the University of Kent. Through this trial we are looking to build closer links with the University and their student groups, with the end objective of creating a thriving Young Professionals section. We have established a steering group which brings together representatives from the University's academic team, TinkerSoc
, Engineering Society
, and the Kent Local Network. We are sure that this initiative will be a huge success and look forward to its roll out with our other HE partner, the University of Greenwich.