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Education and skills

Providing information on aspects of education and skills for members and the public.

Education is crucial for creating the engineers of tomorrow. In order for the UK to maintain a competitive advantage we need to ensure that we have a sufficient pool of engineering talent to provide innovation and maintain growth. The IET seeks to influence the Government on issues relating to engineering education by providing position statements and briefing notes using the knowledge and experience from our experts.




CPD logo These documents can count toward the IET’s CPD. Please look for the CPD logo on documents in this area. Please note this does not imply that the activity is specifically sanctioned or accredited by the IET. For further information on CPD please go to the IET CPD homepage.

Education and skills policy statement Education Briefing

This IET briefing outlines the measures we believe are vital to encouraging more young people into STEM subjects

IET education brief  

Skills Report 2015 IET Skills Surveys (2006-present)

The IET carries out annual surveys of businesses to gauge the state of skills in the engineering and technology sector.

IET skills surveys

The IET has also produced a complementary issues and actions document from 2012 onwards detailing what needs to be addressed to resolve the key findings of each skills survey.

IET skills issues and actions

Stem Report Studying STEM: what are the barriers?

What stops young people studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics? A report from the IET

Studying stem: what are the barriers?  

Engineering Diploma Transforming Engineering Education

A report by the IET on the first year of the new Engineering Diploma for 14-19 year olds.

Transforming engineering education  


Electrician technician registration in the UK


Electrician technician registration in the UK Electrician technician registration in the UK

This study aims to gain insight and understanding from a participant sample group of 268 qualified electricians, contractors and final-year electrical apprentices working in domestic, commercial and industrial roles within the UK regarding their thoughts and perceptions about professionalism and recognition as electricians.

Electrician technician registration in the UK