Though he didn’t believe he had the qualifications for Chartership, Abdul certainly had the drive.
“There are two types of people in the working world,” he says. “One who just wants to do the normal nine to five job is happy to come into work and then head home. There are others, like myself, who want objectives and something to achieve, and want to gain recognition for going above and beyond their day to day tasks. Chartered Engineer offers that recognition.”
From Incorporated to Chartered
After joining the IET as a member, Abdul had a conversation with our professional registration department which completely changed his expectations. Staff told him that he’d need to demonstrate learning to master’s level or gain more experience to achieve Chartered Engineer, but he currently had the right experience to apply for Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status.
Abdul took the advice and, with support from an IET Professional Registration Advisor (PRA) who reviewed his application, achieved Incorporated Engineer.
“The experience I gained in the workplace, with my Incorporated Engineer status, was a step up from what I’d been doing before,” Abdul says. “and that nicely took me on to becoming Chartered.”
After his first success, Abdul was so excited at the prospect of becoming Chartered that he completed his application form straight away and sent it over to his Professional Registration Advisor (PRA).