Answers to common queries with regards to Graduate Advantage membership.
Graduate advantage is a membership package to help students during the transition from University to Employment and for upgrading their membership from Student to Member MIET.
The main benefits of Graduate Advantage are that it allows students, preparing for the days after graduation to continue to gain access to all the resources of the IET. In addition it offers assistance and guidance when applying for jobs, and to move up to full MIET status (subject to meeting the member criteria) allowing you to use the MIET letters after your name - all at a rate of £20 for the year after leaving university, a significantly reduced rate at a time when we know you are most likely to be struggling for money.
£20. New members within their final year of studying can sign up as Students on the Graduate Advantage package for only £20. Existing members can sign up to the Graduate Advantage package for only £20 and this amount will be deducted at their next renewal.
On initial sign up a new member will receive the Graduate Advantage welcome pack which contains: Letter welcoming you to the IET, Job hunting and interview checklist, Career Guide, email alias information and presentation folder. An existing member will also receive a certifying letter confirming their student membership of the IET.
When you have finished your degree and upgraded your membership to MIET (subject to assessment) you will receive a transfer pack containing an MIET certificate, employer awareness pack, details of the Young Professional Buddy scheme and the next steps.
Students on engineering or technology degrees within their final year of study and graduates within 1 year of graduation can also sign up.
Go to the Join IET Advantage web page and download the Graduate Advantage application form and then post it, with the Member Payment form, to Membership Processing Team, The IET, Michael Faraday House, Stevenage, Herts, SG1 2AY, UK.
Yes. You can sign up at any point in your final year of studying, or just after you have completed your qualification. To sign up please go to the Join IET Advantage web page and download the Graduate Advantage application form.
Yes, as long as you are within the first year of graduation.
No, but you can join the IET as a student member to take advantage of the products and services the IET has to offer, and then when you reach your final year you can sign up to Graduate Advantage. To sign up please go to the Join IET Advantage web page and download the Graduate Advantage application form.
If you are going to continue your studies by doing a post graduate course you need to decide whether Graduate Advantage is right for you. If you are going to be studying full-time you may decide to stay or join as a student member and then sign up to Graduate Advantage later, once you are in your final year of your post graduate course. If you are going to be a part-time post graduate student then you will not be eligible to continue as a student member and should sign up to Graduate Advantage.
Career Advantage is the next step in the Advantage package. It offer membership at £60 per year up to a maximum of 3 years. For more information please go to the Career Advantage homepage.