Record registration for IET
Mike Bridgefoot, IET, believes that registration shows a strong commitment to professional standards
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has announced record results across all categories of professional registration.
The Instution argues that registration recognises proven knowledge, understanding ad competences in engineers and technicians.
Mike Bridgefoot, at the IET commented: “We are delighted to see such a significant increase across all categories of Professional Registration. For too long, engineers and technicians have failed to be properly recognised for the skills and expertise gained while in this profession.”
He added: “To become internationally recognised demonstrates to peers and employers a strong commitment to professional standards and enhancing competencies, something that can make someone stand out well above the competition.”
So it seems that engineers are looking at registration as an added expertise, or another “string to the bow”, something to help edge above the competition in what is after all a highly competitive job market.
There are now over 2,000 individuals registered with IET, including apprentices and academics – this is a rise of 40% compared to 2010.
Interestingly, significant progress has been made in the Chartered Engineer category, with registrations at over 1,200 in 2011 – up by 39% on the previous year.