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Diversity and inclusion in engineering - an IET member's perspective

Published on 16 May 2017

The IET and its Young Professionals are seeking to make engineering a more diverse and inclusive profession and want to highlight people from different backgrounds who are already working in engineering. In the first of a series of stories featuring young engineers, Kyle Manel, a Development Operations Administrator from Canada, shares his experience.

Call for engineering and technology issues to be at the forefront of the political agenda in lead up to Election

Published on 12 May 2017

Ahead of the UK General Election on 8 June 2017, the IET is calling on its UK members to help reinforce the 'big engineering issues' with their local Parliamentary candidates.

Be among the first to hear the IET's recommendations for the future power system architecture

Published on 11 May 2017

The IET and project partner, the Energy Systems Catapult, will launch their latest findings and recommendations on Britain's future power system challenges at a special event taking place on Friday 23 June at IET London: Savoy Place.

IET Junior Board calls for virtual work experience opportunities

Published on 11 May 2017

The IET Junior Board, made up of school children and IET Trustees, met on Monday 8 May to discuss ways of attracting more young people into engineering careers.

Aspiring academic authors in China receive publishing insight from IET Fellow

Published on 3 May 2017

Earlier this year IET Fellow, Professor Christopher James, travelled to Tsinghua University in Beijing to deliver a workshop on academic publishing. Tsinghua University is one of the IET's Academic Affiliates.

Engineering an economy that works for all report published

Published on 25 April 2017

Following a series of 10 workshops across the UK and a survey to gauge opinion from the engineering community, a consortium of professional engineering organisations has called on government to ensure that its proposals for an industrial strategy will deliver a long-term vision that transcends party politics.

New IET News video update out now

Published on 25 April 2017

The latest edition of IET News is now available to watch on IET.tv.

Ticket ballot now open for Engfest 2.0

Published on 20 April 2017

The IET's Engfest is set to return to IET London: Savoy Place on 17 October 2017. Following the success of last year's inaugural Festival of Engineering, the ballot is now open for free tickets to this exciting event.

IET and Prospect publish guidance on supporting the step back into STEM careers

Published on 8 April 2017

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and Prospect trade union have published a new guide for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) employers on how to attract a wider talent pool, including career returners.

IET and UK Israel Tech Hub lead mission to Israel on Intelligent Mobility

Published on 7 April 2017

Last week the IET and the UK Israel Tech Hub led a mission to Israel with key UK mobility stakeholders to meet and learn about Israeli innovation and cyber security related to smart mobility.

Help us make Engineering Open House Day 2017 even bigger and better

Published on 4 April 2017

Following the success of the last two years, the IET's Engineering Open House Day returns this summer.

Apply to become a member of the IET Preliminary Investigation Board or IET Disciplinary Board

Published on 30 March 2017

The IET is introducing a fresh approach to its disciplinary process, so we are looking to recruit members to our newly formed Preliminary Investigation Board and Disciplinary Board.

IET launches this year’s Innovation Awards 2017

Published on 28 March 2017

The IET has opened its search for the most game-changing engineering, science and technology innovations the world has to offer as part of its prestigious 2017 Innovation Awards programme.

Have your say on what it’s like being an engineer

Published on 27 March 2017

The demand for engineering talent has never been greater but with a noticeable skills shortage and perceptions of a male-dominated workforce to contend with – the industry could have a real challenge on its hands to attract the next generation of engineers.

Review of UK professional engineering released

Published on 23 March 2017

In March 2016 the IET, together with ICE and IMechE, commissioned John Uff QC to lead a review of UK professional engineering.

IET releases a new guide on 5G for policy makers

Published on 21 March 2017

The IET's 5G Networks for Policy Makers makes 5G more accessible to policy makers and highlights the most important 5G network changes to be rolled out from 2020. 

Members invited to IET Members Annual Information Event on Tuesday, 16 May

Published on 21 March 2017

The IET’s Members Annual Information Event, including the Annual General Meeting and reception, takes place in our London Headquarters at IET London: Savoy Place.

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Watch the Engineering the Future Festival and President’s Address on IET.tv.

Published on 6 October 2016

On 6 October 2016 IET London: Savoy Place opens its doors for a day of activities and inspirational talks.

IET launches Skills and Demand in Industry 2016

Published on 19 September 2016

Annual survey shows student work experience is solution to engineering skills gap, say employers and pessimism around impact of Brexit on engineering sector.

Watch our IET Engineering Open House Day video

Published on 9 September 2016

The IET has launched a short video, which shows some of the highlights from this year’s IET Engineering Open House Day and what inspired budding engineers and their parents most on the day.

Improving your presentation skills

Published on 28 July 2016

Have you thought about working on your presentation skills as part of your Continuing Professional Development (CPD)?

IET launches Enterprise Partners for SMEs

Published on 8 July 2016

In our mission to inspire, inform and influence the full breadth of the engineering community, we have launched a partnership package for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK.


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Jack Kidd CEng MIET, February 1922 - February 2017

Published on 4 May 2017

Jack Kidd, who lived to the grand old age of 95, has recently passed away.

Ralph Barrett FIET, November 1922 - February 2017

Published on 28 April 2017

Obituary provided by the family of Mr Barrett.

David Paisley BSc MIET, 5 December 1931-9 February 2017

Published on 30 March 2017

Obituary provided by Vanessa Paisley.