An IET approved apprenticeship is a streamlined route to EngTech or ICTTech, but it’s not the only route. Again, it’s all about whether you meet the relevant competences.
Academics who’ve become registered with us would disagree. They say that registration is recognised by peers, allows them to take on more departmental responsibilities and get work abroad.
You don’t have to be working in innovation, you could have technical responsibility for complex or high-risk systems.
You don’t have to be managing people, you could be demonstrating strong technical leadership or controlling other aspects of projects.
Managing a budget isn’t the only way of showing that you’ve had financial responsibilities. Experience with mergers and acquisitions, contracts, tenders, legacy and end of life parts replacement and experience from running your own business counts.
Assessors want you to get to the point in your application while giving them enough information to make a decision. As for jargon, assessors won’t necessarily see it as a mark of your competence, even if they’re experts in your field.
Assessors expect you to provide the most detail on your current role, but you can also draw on previous roles, placements and voluntary work.
You will fail if you show disregard for ethics, so make sure you have examples ready.
We encourage candidates to get support from experienced, registered engineers to help them both with their development and with their application.
Mentors help candidates who want to develop competences and professionalism, and Professional Registration Advisors provide advice on ensuring candidates make the best application they can.
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