Become an IET mentor

Are you professionally registered? Enhance your professional development by supporting others towards professional registration.

Mentor registration

Mentors are useful at any stage in a member's career but particularly at times of rapid development. They are people who will listen, challenge and help members review their progress in order to encourage them to make the most of their opportunities as they work toward professional registration. Mentors may come from different backgrounds, but we try to pair within the same sector or specialism so you will meet like-minded members you may not have otherwise met.

To become a volunteer Mentor you will need to be and IET member and professionally registered with the Engineering Council and complete this form.   Please state on the mentor registration form if you hold professional registration with another professional engineering institution.  

Why register?

Registering as an IET mentor enables you to:

  • share your knowledge and experience to the benefit of others;
  • broaden and deepen your own knowledge;
  • practice and develop your management skills;
  • widen your network of professional engineers and technologists;
  • gain satisfaction from being able to encourage, support and guide others at key stages within their careers;
  • continue with your own professional development and gain valuable CPD hours;
  • contribute something back to the engineering and technology professions.

Registration process

On receipt of your mentor registration form, the IET will register you as a mentor and advise you of the next steps. You will then be sent a mentor welcome pack containing a variety of information on mentoring and mentor training as well as links to the online toolkit and volunteer information.  As a new mentor, you will also be required to attend mentor training to help you in your role and explain the current professional registration process.

Linking process

When an application for a mentor is received, we search our database for the most local mentor to the mentee who shares similar professional interests. Details of your mentoring linking will be sent to you by email to the address stated on your mentor registration form.  If your details change or you change your professional status then please let us know so that we can ensure we make pairings based on the most recent information.