IET Signature: offering targeted support for apprentices and technicians.
Product Launch Week at the IET heralds new beginnings and new developments for key membership services.
The first week of July saw the formal launch of a number of key new membership products for the IET. This provided an opportunity to train internal staff on the new products and equip the sales and member and customer service teams with the right product knowledge, marketing materials and FAQs to be able to speak with members and customers about the opportunities membership of the IET offers to individuals and employers.
Heading up Product Launch Week were our two new flagship membership programmes for early career professionals: IET Advantage and IET Signature.
IET Advantage is a three-step membership programme, comprising Graduate Advantage, Career Advantage and Professional Advantage, aimed at graduate engineers up to six years from graduation. IET Signature is a membership programme that includes Apprentice Signature and Technician Signature, offering targeted support for apprentices and technicians. Both programmes are designed to move an individual seamlessly and progressively towards professional success, delivering the tools, information and support they require to succeed in the workplace, building a solid foundation for career progression.
The following products were formally launched as new additions to the membership product portfolio:
CITP (Chartered IT Professional) is available to IET Members and Fellows and demonstrates a broad awareness across IT, a depth of knowledge in a particular area of specialism and is underpinned by periodic revalidation. More information on this for volunteers and PRAs will be available soon.
Available now, Career Manager enables members to seize control of their professional lives with the new version of Career Manager, the IET’s online skills development and recording tool.
In addition to these membership products is ADAMS, the Accreditation Database and Management System. Version 1.0 of the IET’s bespoke accreditation management software was released in May 2013 following a long period in beta. Nineteen university departments underwent visits using the previous version of ADAMS and much of their feedback, together with accreditors’ feedback, has been incorporated into this new version.
ADAMS is working reliably and the user experience has been improved. Departments who used ADAMS last year are being invited to participate in a workshop over the summer so that we can collect more feedback and consider future changes to the system.