Employer benefits

Investing in IET approval of your apprenticeship scheme will add value and contribute to employee development and greater long term success.

Demonstrates competence 

The advantages of having a registered engineering workforce can include:

  • Strengthening quotations or tenders;
  • Reinforces company professionalism with customers;
  • Confidence in the abilities of the engineers.

Demonstrates commitment to development and progression 

  • Acts as a significant motivational tool;
  • Aids recruitment;
  • Increases retention rates;
  • Rewards hard work and promotes future development.

Benchmarks the standard of the scheme

  • Ensures that possible gaps in competence are identified and addressed.

Access to the resources of the IET

All members have access to:

  • Library and information services;
  • Networking opportunities;
  • Technical forums;
  • Training;
  • Specialist magazines.

Approval process 

Approval is straightforward to implement and involves little extra work for providers. The support services provided by the IET to help you gain approval are free of charge though we ask that providers support apprentices in becoming members of the IET and, eventually, in achieving registration as Engineering Technicians.

The IET has mapped the competence requirements for EngTech registration against a number of engineering apprenticeship frameworks.

This means that proof of competence is not required. This is the streamlined route to registration.

The Next Step film

A film for apprentices and apprenticeship scheme providers on the subject of professional registration.

Watch the film on IET.tv [new window]


For more information contact: 

Tel: +44 (0) 1438 767 669
Email: employeraccreditation@theiet.org