Education and skills

Providing information on aspects of education and skills for members and the public.

Education is crucial for creating the engineers of tomorrow. In order for the UK to maintain a competitive advantage we need to ensure that we have a sufficient pool of engineering talent to provide innovation and maintain growth. The IET seeks to influence the Government on issues relating to engineering education by providing position statements and briefing notes using the knowledge and experience from our experts.




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Skills Report 2017 2017 IET Skills Survey

This is the 12th Engineering and Technology Skills and Demand in Industry report produced by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) – our annual review of issues facing UK employers of engineering and IT staff.

This year’s report has been written and published against the backdrop of unprecedented change in the UK’s economic landscape and further challenges ahead. Chief among these is the decision to leave the European Union (EU), which will not only alter our trading relationships with the rest of Europe, but will also have an impact on the flow of engineering talent into the UK.

Our recommendations in this edition of our Skills Survey focus entirely on the actions that we believe employers, educators and government must take to develop and attract more diverse applicants and help prepare young people for the demands of working life.


IET Skills Surveys (2006-present)

A full list of Skills Surveys carried out by the IET from 2006 onwards can be found here.

IET skills surveys  


Electrician technician registration in the UK Electrician technician registration in the UK

This study aims to gain insight and understanding from a participant sample group of 268 qualified electricians, contractors and final-year electrical apprentices working in domestic, commercial and industrial roles within the UK regarding their thoughts and perceptions about professionalism and recognition as electricians.

Electrician technician registration in the UK  


Engineering work experience for all

The IET Engineering Work Experience for All campaign aims to raise awareness of the value of high quality, practical work experience in helping to develop future engineers with the practical skills they need for the workplace.

Engineering Work Experience for All