The IET is a global community of over 150,000 engineers and technologists from over 120 countries - think what that could offer you!
As an engineering apprentice or student, a bright future awaits you and the IET is here to help. Becoming a member is your first step towards getting ahead and boosting your career.
We're here to support, guide and keep our members one step ahead in this fast-paced profession. If you're serious about your career you'll want to take advantage of our services; enhancing your potential and giving you a major advantage in the job market.
Apart from being a great resource during your apprenticeship or study, becoming a member is also an investment in your future as we can provide opportunities for you to pursue your career with one of our 1,700 business partners that include Siemens, BAE Systems and Rolls-Royce.
There are lots of ways that becoming a member can help you throughout your apprenticeship and education, including the following:
The IET offers a wide range of scholarships and awards for students and apprentices.
The Apprentice of the Year award [new window] gives applicants a chance to win £1,000 cash and two years free membership of the IET including technician professional registration assessment fees, plus there are a number of undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships, which you can find out more about on the IET’s scholarships webpage [new window].
You can also download our IET Awards Book 2014, which provides information on all the award and scholarship opportunities available.
IET members have full access to a number of study resources providing you with downloadable PDFs on things such as revision advice, how to work on final projects and writing technical reports.
As an IET member you'll have access to over 70,000 books and journals thanks to the IET Library and Archives. Based in London, you can visit in person, but you can also order books on loan via the Internet or telephone, and it doesn't matter where you are in the world; we'll post them out to you!
Ever wanted an Internet TV station dedicated to science, engineering and technology programmes? Divided into searchable channels, you can watch, interact and contribute to live or archived broadcasts streamed across the web. Check out IET.tv [new window] now.
IET Communities provide opportunities for like-minded people to network, share ideas and expertise, collaborate, learn and keep abreast of news and views.
Technical and Professional networks (TPNs) are online communities of people studying or working in that particular field. There are 35 TPNs in total, with no limit as to how many you can join, and in every network you can find the latest news for that area, forums where you can interact, and details of events, courses and seminars.
The IET also supports over 100 Local Networks (LNs) that exist in a number of locations around the world. These arrange lectures, workshops, technical visits and social events, so why not find out what’s going on near you?
The IET has also developed MyCommunity, an online social collaboration platform that enables individuals to connect, share knowledge, ideas and opportunities with a specific network of individuals.
As well as getting our regular Engineering & Technology magazine [new window], you can opt in to receive the fun and fearless Flipside magazine [new window]. These mags are packed with features, news, job adverts and advice, so a real help to those starting out in the industry.
Students also receive Student Bytes [new window] four times a year, a newsletter that includes the latest IET news for students such as scholarship and award application deadlines and links to our essential tools and resources.
If you are a final year student, you may be eligible for our Graduate Advantage membership package. Graduate Advantage is all about employability - helping students to finalise their academic studies and ease the transition from study into employment.
Building essential knowledge, providing study tips, CV advice and professional mentoring, Graduate Advantage is available to student members in their final year and for the first year after graduation for just £20.
In addition to these regular membership offerings, apprentice and student members also get some extra perks. These include competitions including the chance to practice their presentation skills and have the chance to travel around the world with the IET Present around the World competition [new window] and travel awards and bursaries that you can apply for.
Add to that the support IET members get in terms of networking events, career support, professional development courses and professional registration, and well, you can see it's the best monthly subscription you'll ever pay for!