IET professional development

As a member of the IET you have access to an incredible range of resources to enhance your professional development.

For more information on professional development visit the IET website.

Professional Development

Professional development centres around competences: the recognised knowledge, skills and attributes needed to deliver results in your chosen field.  Structuring your professional development will help you maintain high levels of competence and keep you at the leading edge of your profession.

IET Career Manager

Career Manager is the IET’s online skills development and recording tool.  Career and personal development is made easier through skill profiling against recognised competence frameworks and using one central place and tool to collate all your career information, achievements and experience.  You can also prepare and submit your application for professional registration online using Career Manager.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

From January 2017 all Professional Engineering Institutions have introduced a Policy of random reviewing of Professionally Active Registrants’ CPD Returns. The IET’s Board of Trustees have extended this as a benefit to IET Members (TMIET, MIET and FIET). What is more, the IET offer a wide variety of products and services to support members' CPD activities, many of which are free or discounted to members. For more information on CPD, please visit

IET Advantage Membership

IET Advantage is a three-step membership programme for early career engineers providing both structured and tailored guidance for final year students and graduates up to six years from graduation moving them forward in their career development and towards professional registration as an Incorporated or Chartered Engineer.

IET Signature

IET Signature is a membership programme providing targeted support for apprentices and technicians aimed at moving them seamlessly towards professional success via a highly relevant sector specific framework.  

Career Options

Articles covering topics such as job hunting, interview skills, promotion, management and changing direction in your career aim to provide you with ideas and signpost you to further information.

Engineering and Technology Jobs

Search for that perfect next job or upload your CV to be seen by top recruiters.  E&T Jobs is the place to look.


Our mentors are all experienced people who can act as confidential colleagues to guide and support members with their professional development.

Professional registration

Professional registration is formal recognition that you have met the standards of knowledge, understanding and competence set by the Engineering Council. IET members can apply for registration with the Engineering Council through the IET.


The IET offers training designed with engineers and technicians in mind.  We can help you find the right course for your needs with discounts available to members.  Public courses or in-company training including professional skills, project management and professional registration are all delivered in conjunction with the best providers.

I'd tell anybody to join the IET for the professional recognition but also to have that safety net of IET Connect. They tap into what you need, whether it’s financial or emotional support or help with your daily living.

Steve, RAF Engineer


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