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Technician Professional Registration for students

Why technician professional registration matters

As you prepare to enter the world of work, it's critical to align your skills and experience with the needs of the businesses that will look to employ you.

Many employers believe professional registration shows that students have gained the initial competence to complement their academic study. They think it also demonstrates a commitment to maintaining competence and an ongoing focus on professional standards.

We agree, and technician professional registration from the IET is the practical solution which delivers for employers and for you.

Make it happen – a guide to technician professional registration for students

Download this handy IET guide to professional registration for students.

An engineering student’s guide to professional registration

Download this useful guide from the Engineering Council to discover more about how professional registration helps you make the transition from graduate to professional.

What’s in it for me?

Watch the Engineering Council’s YouTube video on the benefits of becoming professionally qualified.

Your next steps

Introducing professional registration into your industrial placement year will enhance your skills, build on your academic achievements and provide you with an industry-recognised professional qualification before you graduate.

It's up to you to make it happen:

  1. Make sure you are a member of the IET - check with your university if you are unsure whether membership of the IET has been paid for as part of your degree course. If you are not a member, join us today.
  2. Ensure you have set up an online account with the IET - it's the only way to access key online tools to support your professional registration application. To set up an online account - register at the top of the IET homepage.
  3. Speak to your university careers representative and/or industry placement coordinator - talk to them about technician professional registration for students and show them the university guide which can be downloaded below:

Already in contact with your placement employer?

If you are already in contact with your placement employer, find out whether they have seen the employer guide which can be downloaded below:

Student technician professional registration – case studies

Find out how these engineering and technology students gained professional registration while still at university.

Jonathan Donovan, ICTTech - Morgan Stanley

James Clayton, EngTech - Apollo Fire Detectors

Technician professional registration for students - the benefits to business

We take a look at how companies can benefit from helping their interns work towards technician professional registration.

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