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IET Concordat

What is it?

In early 2019, ahead of his year as President of the IET, Dr Peter Bonfield hosted 4 roundtables at Savoy Place and Austin Court.

Joined by representatives from companies in our Corporate and Enterprise Partner community’s, Dr Bonfield chaired a discussion around Recognising the Professionalism and Competence of Engineers.

The outcome of these discussions was that there was a need to bring coherence to the ways in which Engineer and Technician employees not only work but also how they are supported in doing so.

Therefore, a Concordat was introduced.

The IET Concordat is a signed agreement which reinforces your companies commitment to support your Engineer and Technician employees, to ensure their competency and underpinning ethics and accountabilities are aligned with good practice, and by doing so, better protecting your business against risk.

How does my company become a signatory?

If you choose to join us in signing the Concordat you will be affirming your commitment to helping raise industry standards and competence.

Send across the name and job title of the person within your business who will be signing to Please also send over the correct company logo. We will then produce a bespoke Concordat that can be signed and counter-signed digitally.

If your company is not yet part of our Partner Community, an Account Manager will contact you to discuss partnering with us, prior to the signing of the Concordat.

Who needs to sign?

The Concordat is signed by the acting IET President and usually the CEO/Managing Director of your company. If you believe it should be signed by someone else in your business who will put the values of the Concordat into place, then that is okay.

How will the IET support the commitments made in the Concordat?

Your Partnership Account Manager will advise on the structure you can put in place to support the professional development of your employees and any products and services the IET can make available to assist with this.

What if my company does that already?

If your company already has a supportive structure around professional standards and ethics, then you can be confident that your company delivers on the commitments within the Concordat to a high level. Your Partnership Account Manager will advise on any areas that might be improved and how we can help.

Companies that have already signed the Concordat include the following:

  • 4way Consulting
  • AAC Ltd
  • ADComms
  • AECOM 
  • AGH Engineering
  • Allan Webb
  • ALPHR Technology Ltd 
  • Altran
  • Arcadis
  • BAE Systems
  • BBC
  • BGEN
  • Blackburn Starling
  • BMT Group Ltd
  • Booth Welsh Automation
  • British Antarctic Survey
  • BT
  • Burns & McDonnell 
  • Cambridge Mechatronics Ltd
  • Cambridge Precision
  • Capula
  • Cavendish Nuclear
  • CEMA Ltd
  • CHG Electrical
  • Costain Group
  • Cundall
  • Diamond Light Source Ltd
  • Domino Printing UK
  • EnSilica 
  • ETA Projects
  • Exheat
  • Fairfield Control Systems Ltd.
  • Ferranti Technologies Ltd.
  • FHP EES 
  • Frazer-Nash Consultancy  Ltd
  • GES Group
  • GSH Group
  • Holovis International Ltd
  • Iconsys
  • Intellectual Property Office
  • IrvinGQ Ltd
  • ITDev Ltd
  • JN Bentley
  • Kent Group
  • Lintott Control Systems
  • Mace Group
  • Magway 
  • Megger Instruments Limited
  • Metropolitan Police 
  • MOD
  • Mott MacDonald Limited
  • Musk Process Services
  • National Grid
  • Network Rail
  • NIE
  • Nuvia
  • Open Energi
  • Oxford Computer Consultants
  • Park Air Systems Limited
  • Peacock Technology
  • Qinetiq
  • RAF
  • SA Group
  • SC Group
  • Schneider Electric UK
  • Sellafield
  • Services Design Solution Ltd
  • SEWS-E
  • Siemens
  • Silver Fox Ltd 
  • Sinewave Energy Solutions
  • SP Energy Networks
  • SSE
  • Thales
  • Trinity Fire and Security Systems
  • UK Atomic Energy Authority
  • Urenco UK
  • Urenco ChemPlant
  • Urenco Nuclear Stewardship
  • VVB Engineering
  • WSP
  • Z-Tech Control Systems