Student employability support

We understand how important a membership organisation is in supporting engineers throughout their career. And we know that assistance is mostly needed at the beginning of their working life when extra support can make a real difference.  

We’ve devised the IET Advantage programme – a series of membership packages that focus on their development during the most challenging stages of their career, as they move from graduation into employment and through the early years.  For your students, Graduate Advantage is the starting point in this journey. 

Launching careers with confidence

Graduate Advantage supports students throughout their final year and into the year after graduation (whether employed or looking for a job) with tailored resources designed to deliver the professional tools and expert support at the time they’re needed most – right at the start of their career. 

What membership delivers

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  • Discounted membership in the year after graduation
  • IET student membership certificate
  • Professional email alias (e.g. name@theiet.org)
  • Job hunting and/or employment checklist
  • Membership card, certificate and use of designatory letters
  • Access to career guidance and development resources
  • Access to essential engineering intelligence and knowledge
  • Personalised letter confirming their membership status to an employer
  • Employer leaflet outlining why IET members are an asset to the workforce 
  • Details of our Young Professional Buddy scheme
  • Eligibility for Career Advantage, the next step in the Advantage programme.

As well as existing student members, non-members are able to take this final opportunity to join the IET at a discounted rate. 

Graduate Advantage Employability Skills Days

As part of our Academic Partner package, we can offer you the opportunity to host one of our Employability Skills Days on campus.  Offering practical knowledge and advice, the Graduate Advantage Employability Skills Day is packed with the essential information your students need to take the next step into employment. They can take the opportunity to attend workshops, presentations and meet with leading industry representatives all in one place.

A sample programme is below:

Programme includes (series of workshop sessions):

Take control of your career 

Ensure you make a great first impression on prospective employers through accurate self-assessment and effective interview techniques.

What do employers expect from you?  

How do you best demonstrate your capabilities at interview? How do you match your experiences to a job? Gain valuable insight from our Industry Partners on what they are looking for from prospective candidates. 

Becoming a professional engineer

Learn more about the tools you require to establish yourself in your career and routes to professional registration (Chartered Engineer (CEng), Incorporated Engineer (IEng)).

To arrange an IET Graduate Advantage presentation for your final year students or enquire about hosting a Graduate Employability Skills Day, please contact your Academic Account Manager.