Apprentice and student IET membership benefits

Student and apprentice IET membership benefits include access to the IET’s renowned library and archives, local and technical networks, awards and scholarships, study resources and career support.

A student using a laptop outside The IET is a global community of over 150,000 engineers and technologists from over 120 countries – think what that could offer you! As an engineering apprentice or student, a bright future awaits you and the IET is here to help. Becoming a member is your first step towards getting ahead and boosting your career.

The IET is here to support, guide and keep its members one step ahead in this fast-paced profession. If you're serious about your career you'll want to take advantage of its services; enhancing your potential and giving you a major advantage in the job market.

Apart from being a great resource during your apprenticeship or time at university, becoming a member is also an investment in your future. This is because the IET can provide opportunities for you to pursue your career with one of its 1,700 business partners, which includes Siemens, BAE Systems and Rolls-Royce.

There are lots of ways that becoming a member can help you throughout your apprenticeship and education, including the following:

Awards and scholarships

The IET offers a wide range of scholarships and awards for students and apprentices.

The Apprentice of the Year award [new window] gives applicants a chance to win £1,000 cash and two years free membership to the IET including technician professional registration assessment fees, Plus there are a number of undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships, which you can find out more about on the IET’s scholarships webpage [new window].

Study resources

IET members have full access to a number of study resources providing you with downloadable PDFs on topics such as revision advice, how to work on final projects and writing technical reports.

The IET Library and Archives

As an IET member you'll have access to over 70,000 books and journals thanks to the IET Library and Archives. Based in London, you can visit in person, but you can also order books on loan via the Internet or telephone, and it doesn't matter where you are in the world; we'll post them out to you!


Ever wanted an Internet TV station dedicated to science, engineering and technology programmes? Divided into searchable channels, on IET.tv you can watch, interact and contribute to live or archived broadcasts streamed across the web. Check out IET.tv [new window] now.

IET Communities

IET Communities provide opportunities for like-minded people to network, share ideas and expertise, collaborate, learn and keep abreast of news and views.

Technical and Professional networks (TPNs) are online communities of people studying or working in that particular field. There are 35 TPNs in total, with no limit as to how many you can join, and in every network you can find the latest news for that area, forums where you can interact, and details of events, courses and seminars.

The IET also supports over 100 Local Networks (LNs) that exist in locations around the world. These arrange lectures, workshops, technical visits and social events, so why not find out what’s going on near you?

The IET has also developed Engineering Communities, an online social collaboration platform that enables individuals to connect, share knowledge, ideas and opportunities with a specific network of individuals.


Engineering & Technology magazine is the IET's award-winning magazine. It covers all types of engineering and technology and some science, featuring analysis, news, innovation announcements and job advertisements. The coverage is wide and includes the key industry sectors of communications, control and automation, electronics, management, IT, manufacturing and power. Its award-winning content is available in print, online and on iPad. Members can access the iPad editions free of charge.

Students also receive Student Bytes [new window] four times a year, a newsletter that includes the latest IET news for students such as scholarship and award application deadlines and links to our essential tools and resources.

Graduate Advantage

If you are a final year student, you may be eligible for the IET’s Graduate Advantage membership package. Graduate Advantage is all about employability - helping students to finalise their academic studies and ease the transition from study into employment.

Building essential knowledge, providing study tips, CV advice and professional mentoring, Graduate Advantage is available to student members in their final year and for the first year after graduation for just £20.

Extra perks

In addition to these regular membership offerings, apprentice and student members also get some extra perks, such as competitions like the IET Present around the World competition [new window], and travel awards and bursaries.

Add to that the support IET members get in terms of networking events, career support, professional development courses and professional registration, and well, you can see it's the best monthly subscription you'll ever pay for!