IET Achievement Awards
Has someone you know made an outstanding contribution to their respective field of work?
Help us to recognise the talents of young professionals through to individuals who are at the pinnacle of their careers. Nominate them for an IET Achievement Medal.
Deadline for nominations - 31st May 2013 17:00 (BST) The E&T White Paper Programme
A collection of authoritative technical product reports and white papers, providing solutions and benefits and enabling you to increase your knowledge across a range of engineering and technology disciplines.
For further information or to submit a product report or white paper of your own for consideration in the programme, please e-mail us.
If you have just graduated and want some insights from someone who understands the challenges you are facing, who is impartial and can offer confidential advice and support, we can put you in touch with an IET Young Professional (YP) Buddy.
They will be someone who graduated within the last few years and will know exactly what you’re going through now. Your YP Buddy can help you:
adapt to the culture and formalities of a workplace;
deal with the steep learning curve that comes with your first significant professional experience;
make the transition from education into early career development and towards a successful future;
make the most of opportunities and progression in your career.
Having good lifeskills as you prepare to enter your first professional role after graduation will help you meet your employers expectations and settle into your job quicker. 39% of companies interviewed by the IET for our 'Engineering and Technology Skills in Demand Survey 2012'reported that there is a shortfall in graduate skills - particularly around practical experience, leadership and communication.
Our Local Networks (LNs) run free Lifeskills workshops on subjects such as presentation skils, communication, negotiation, change management etc. To see the full portfolio go to the Lifeskills webpages.
CAREER ADVANTAGE MEMBERSHIP GOALS SUPPORT
Goal: Manage your career development - start a Professional Development plan The best way to manage your career development is to start a professional development plan. Structuring your professional development will help you achieve your professional goals faster and more effectively, whatever career stage you have reached.
This will enable you to enhance your competence in your own area of practice and is particularly relevant if you are planning to pursue professional registration as a Chartered or Incorporated Engineer in the future. Starting a professional development plan will support you with your E4 competence development as featured on the UK-SPEC Competence and Commitment Standard for Chartered and Incorporated Engineer.
If you have high hopes for future success, professional registration can give your career a worthwhile lift, providing an established seal of approval by your peers for knowledge and competence. You're not only investing in your future but in turn promoting the growth of industry and the profession.
The IET can support you as you work towards registration. Sign up for our Initial Professional Development (IPD) Service by completing the 'Intent to Register (RPD)' form on the website or via IET Career Manager. You will need to be a member of the IET to take advantage of these resources. If you are signed up for IET Career Advantage membership, we recommend you undertake IPD via Career Manager to optimise the support you receive and manage your competence development on route to registration.
This community has been set up to support the IET Advantage membership programme. It is aimed at final year students and early career engineers up to 6 years from graduation who want to optimise their career development and work towards professional registration as a Chartered or Incorporated Engineer (CEng/IEng).
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IET Advantage resources
IET Advantage – for the career you really want.
An overview of the programme for early career professionals.