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Your Technician pathway

  • Development - helping you stay focused on your ongoing CPD and your professional registration.
  • Knowledge - raising your awareness of all the IET resources you can use, including all our online tools.
  • Community - building your interaction and engagement with other engineers and technicians.

Each year has a checklist of activities that you can tick off as you progress with your apprenticeship. Don’t forget to record what you get up to as part of your Initial Professional Development (IPD).

Year one: identity

Development

  • Make sure you’re registered on Career Manager and update your activity log.
  • Talk to us about applying for professional registration. Review the criteria and set yourself goals to learn something new.

Knowledge

  • Sign up for your free copy of the award-winning E&T magazine and claim your free subscription to Wiring Matters.
  • Get stuck into formal learning and absorb new theories and techniques. Check out IET.tv or use the virtual and digital libraries to increase your specialist knowledge.

Community

  • Register on MyIET and set up your interests to make sure you get the most relevant news and updates.
  • Join an IET Engineering Community and collaborate with other Technicians, widening your contacts in your field.

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Year two: awareness

Development

  • Update your IPD on Career Manager, making sure you add in your personal project experience and explain the part you played.
  • Apply for an IET mentor or pair up with an in-company mentor. They’ll give you extra support and help you focus on your CPD.

Knowledge

  • Use our sector-specific resources to investigate and solve problems you come across in your day today.
  • Build up a list of go-to techniques by watching IET.tv for practical how-to's.

Community

  • Share your experiences with other Technicians, and join a free life skills course as part of your local IET Community.
  • Come to one of our high profile events with some of the most influential speakers in the industry.

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Year three: support

Development

  • Get serious about your professional registration application. Make sure your IPD is up to date on Career Manager – add-in evidence of your ability to give technical and non-technical advice to colleagues.
  • Take a course to build your skills in management, negotiation and professional presentation techniques.

Knowledge

  • Use the digital library to add to your market intelligence. Find a new development and become an expert in how it can improve the effectiveness of what you do.
  • Explore the IET Standards and practice safe systems of work.

Community

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Year four: progression

Development

Knowledge

  • Use our knowledge resources to learn about activities and best practice that contribute to sustainable development. 

Community

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