Education and Skills Policy Panel

Identifying policy issues applicable to the education and skills sector and providing guidance to IET members, government and the public.

The Education and Skills Policy Panel, in a manner consistent with the IET mission, will:

  • address matters of policy, and public concern relating to the education and skills sector from the perspective of the IET
  • consider and discuss internal and external material in the area of education policy/legislation and formulate an appropriate response or recommend the appropriate action, i.e. written submissions
  • bring to the attention of the IET any emerging issues in the area of education and skills policy which it believes are of material interest to the IET and on which the institution needs to consider its position

List of panel members

Members of the Education and Skills Policy Panel


The Panel currently has three focus areas:

Cyber Skills Research - assessing the level of cyber skills that engineering and technical staff need to draw on in their daily work - either directly or in collaboration with their supply chains.

New Approaches to Engineering Higher Education - Creating a new national community with an appetite for change

Schools and Colleges - Promoting a broad and balanced education across the STEM spectrum

Industry - Skills for emerging technology and the future workforce. The newest of the three working groups will be exploring issues such as:

  • What skill sets are businesses and employers missing now and what skill sets will be missing in 10 years’ time?
  • What age should students/workers start learning those skills?
  • If we need these skills sets to come out of education, what do we need to do at different levels of education?
  • How will degree apprenticeships and the levy change the profile of education?



New approaches to Engineering Higher Education  22 May 2017, Savoy Place London


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


Relevant submissions

The IET responds to a number of submissions to Government, Parliament and the devolved Administrations each year. These can be found in the submissions archive (please select the relevant year).

If you are a member, and would like to input into the IET's policy work, please join the Education Policy Key.

The IET is a member of Education for Engineering (E4E), a body that enables all 35 Professional Engineering Institutions to communicate with Government on educational matters through one united voice.