Year two - awareness

At this point there will be a growing focus on building knowledge in your specialist field.

Technician pathway

View the technician pathway according to your career stage.


Exchange and share your experience with ambitious technicians via Engineering Communities, you can also take advantage of our free life skills courses provide by the local communities.

The IET run hundreds of high profile events attracting the most influential figures in the industry as speakers. Attending these lectures and seminars is an excellent way to put yourself at the heart of the engineering community.


Utilise sector specific knowledge resources and extensive online research facilities to investigate and solve problems arising during engineering tasks.

Use IET.tv to broaden and deepen your own knowledge base of new engineering applications and techniques, find additional supportive articles by using the E&T magazine search functionality on the website.


Apply for an IET mentor – they’ll help give you extra support to help you focus on your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and help you prepare for professional registration.

Using Career Manager undertake a review of your own professional development needs and make sure you maintain your evidence of competence, especially detailing your personal involvement in projects rather than work carried out by a team.