The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is one of the world’s largest engineering institutions with over 168,000 members in 150 countries.
The IET works to engineer a better world by inspiring, informing and influencing its members, engineers and technicians, and all those who are touched by, or touch, the work of engineers.
The IET is a registered charity and part of this remit is to increase awareness of engineering. This includes accrediting degree courses and apprenticeships in a range of engineering and technology subjects. The IET also awards over £1,000,000 each year to students to support them in their engineering studies.
There is a well-documented skills shortage in engineering and the IET invests considerable time and resource in education programmes to show young people the exciting, creative and rewarding range of careers available and the range of entry routes.