Inspire the next generation
We aim to help inspire the next generation of engineers by encouraging more employers to offer work experience to school children in order to disprove outdated perceptions among children about engineering careers.
Employers can do this by organising school visits, offering placements to local school children or by participating in initiatives such as Engineering Open House Day.
IET skills and education
We have a raft of educational STEM outreach activities aimed at 5-19 year olds – from our popular Faraday Challenge Days to the FIRST® LEGO® League competition.
IET On Campus
Our IET On Campus is an initiative run by students for students, supported and funded by the IET. It provides engineering students with fantastic opportunities such as meeting industry’s leading employers, visiting engineering sites of interest and developing the important extra-curricular skills that help them to make the transition from university into the world of work.
In an increasingly competitive job market, employers are hiring graduates who’ve acquired practical skills through work experience and taken the time to develop interests outside of their courses.
The IET also offers accredited degree programmes with a host of Academic Partners, as well as professional accreditations for engineers and CPD for engineers throughout their careers.
IET Diamond Jubilee Scholarships
Worth at least £1,000 per year, for up to three years for Bachelors and four years for MEng, the scholarships are available to students with A levels and Scottish equivalent who are about to start an IET accredited degree course in the UK in autumn. Winners also receive free membership of the IET for the duration of their course, and opportunities to have summer placements, visits and mentors with companies such as BT, Siemens and Thales.
IET Engineering Horizons Bursaries
Worth at least £1000 per year, a number of bursaries are available to apprentices and undergraduate students with HNC, HND, Access to Higher Diploma and similar qualifications. Bursaries are supported by the IET, charitable foundations and engineering companies such as National Grid and Siemens, who offer summer placements, visits and mentors.