We’ve had a relationship with the Department for Transport for several years in which they have sponsored some of our codes of practice including Cyber Security in Ports and Cyber Security for Ships. They previously supported our Local Authority Guide to Emerging Transport Technology and we are currently working closely with the Transport Technology Forum, which is funded by the Department for Transport, to provide support to Local Authorities.
Through partnerships such as this, the IET remains committed to helping organisations develop their engineers and technicians into highly empowered and networked professionals helping us to continue to be at the forefront of our industry. We will be providing one-to-one support to DfT engineers through the IET’s Company Based Registration Support Programme which is a structured pathway to achieving professional registration.
We would also like to congratulate Phil Blythe, Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA) at the Department of Transport, for recently being appointed as a Vice-president of the IET. Prior to this, Phil Blythe was Chair of the IET Transport Policy Panel for almost 13 years and we would like to thank him for all his hard work on the panel and in forming the DfT and IET corporate partnership.
Phil Blythe, CSA at the Department of Transport and Vice President of the IET said:
“I’m delighted the DfT and IET have recently become Corporate Partners. This agreement presents an excellent opportunity to help support DfT staff through professional development and accreditation with the IET (e.g. Chartership) and provides the department with access to a range of IET activities and capabilities.
“This partnership is a very important step to help strengthen the relationship between DfT and the IET and also, the Science and Engineering Profession within the DfT. I am honoured to be a representative of both organisations. Both me and my team are looking forward to building meaningful relationships and look forward to the next steps”.
If you’re interested in becoming a Corporate Partner, email firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.