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Fellows benefit from the designatory letters ‘FIET’ after their name, which can be added to:

  • business cards
  • email signatures
  • social media profiles
  • CV.

On achieving this internationally recognised professional accreditation/benchmark – you’ll receive a certificate to hang on your wall, and we’ll also spread the word!

To celebrate the achievement of newly elected Fellows we publish listings three times a year in our Member News magazine.

There are also local networks you can join to connect with other Fellows in your geographical area. This is a fantastic opportunity to keep up to date with the new initiatives and the engineering communities as a whole.

Case studies

David Shield, CEng FIET

David Shield, FIET

Throughout his broadcast engineering career, David Shield has found that his membership of the IET has earned him the respect and trust of colleagues, clients and suppliers. Becoming a Fellow provides an additional endorsement of his engineering knowledge and experience.

David is SVP Global Director of Engineering & Technology at IMG, the world’s biggest independent producer of sport. He often emphasises the importance of CPD to his 115-strong team and recommends IET membership as the ideal conduit for his engineers.

“The skill sets needed by broadcast engineers are changing all the time,” he said. “Keeping engineers abreast of the changes and suitably qualified is a constant challenge. IET membership provides a good way to make sure their personal development keeps moving in the right direction.”

David was elated to gain industry recognition as a Fellow. He said: “I remember the sense of achievement I had when I was first able to add MIEE and CEng to my business card. Those letters really mean something when I exchange business cards with other professionals. Knowing that I have an engineering background helps me to earn their respect and trust. And having FIET after my name really is the icing on the cake.”

Dawn Ohlson, FIET

Dawn Ohlson, FIET

Dawn Ohlson is the Technical Director for Northrop Grumman National Security Services with responsibility for the technical strategy and the leadership and development of capability of a multi-site engineering team.

She joined Racal Avionics (to become Thales) as an engineer on graduation from Oxford, spending her early career working as both Hardware and Software Engineer, eventually becoming an accomplished Systems Engineer in the field of navigation systems. Dawn worked for almost 30 years in Thales, becoming the UK Systems Engineering Director and latterly the Engineering Director for Thales Avionics UK, the company she joined as a graduate.

Dawn’s passion for developing younger engineers led her to present the IET Faraday lecture to promote engineering and technology to 14 to 16-year-olds, touring the UK, Ireland and Asia. She went on to transform graduate development and STEM Corporate Social Responsibility activities in Thales and received the WISE excellence award for her work in promoting the role of Women in Science and Engineering. Dawn was also the 2015 winner of the First Women Award for Engineering.

She is a Chartered Engineer and a Professional Registration Interviewer, former chair of PDOC, a Professional Registration Scheme assessor and Fellow assessor.

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