IET: New Scheme provides ‘Career Advantage’ for Young Engineers
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) today announces the launch of a new scheme helping engineers during the early stages of their career. Tailored to meet the changing employment needs of young engineers, IET Career Advantage concentrates on helping increase knowledge and experience. Designed to give an individual more direction, the scheme forms a solid foundation for their career progression through bespoke benefits and resources.
Following the launch of the IET’s Graduate Advantage initiative in 2011, which helps engineering graduates bridge the gap between university and the working world, IET Career Advantage is the second step in a wider three stage programme (IET Advantage). It is designed to assist young engineers in their career development and towards achieving Professional Registration as a Chartered or Incorporated Engineer (CEng/IEng)). Career Advantage is a three year membership package which provides the tools and resources to help young engineers build the essential skills of a professional, underpinned by the provision of essential engineering intelligence and the support of a worldwide community of peers.
“The IET is committed to supporting recently qualified engineers with their career development. ’’ said Michelle Richmond, Director of Membership and Professional Development, IET. “The launch of IET Career Advantage will give a range of resources to our members to ensure they have a competitive edge in shaping their future and that of the engineering profession around the world.”
Open to all engineering graduates within the first three years of their career, IET Career Advantage will complement any internal personal development graduates are receiving in their own organisations. The year-by-year goal-driven framework sets out a structured career development pathway, which allows young professionals to track their own progression and seek support and advice from the resources in the IET. At the end of the three years, IET Career Advantage will have prepared its members to take the next step in engineering and ensure they are progressing in the right direction for Professional Registration as an Incorporated or Chartered Engineer (IEng/CEng).
The IET’s involvement in various global issues, including promoting sustainable technology and a low carbon economy, means the engineers of the future will be joining an organisation that not only has worldwide links but is also ethically motivated. Those interested in the new membership package can find more details here.
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