IET MEMBERSHIP

As some of you know I have an involvement with the IET and have been a member for many years.

There is a low visibility in the electrical installation industry of who the IET is and what the IET does. The usual response I get is "you are the people who publish the Wiring Regs" and nothing more.

I am involved with some work in understanding what people would want or know about the IET that would make them want to become a member, and also consider professional registration?

So I need your help please.

What would you like to know about the IET, and what you would want from the IET to make you consider joining? Have you thought about professional registration?

Honest views please and I promise to listen. If you do not want to say on a public forum then email me on info( the symbol for at) astutetechnicalservices.co.uk.

Thanks for your anticipated help.

if you are already a member I would also appreciate your views? 

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  • I gave up my (paid) membership around 2 years ago. Far too much cost for little benefit.

    I'm never going to use th elibrary, or use the facilities at Head Office. I don't really want a magazine every month, where many of the  articles are promotions for the IET.

    Why not offer a reduced price membership?

    Limit membership to online use, no magazine, no technical help, no access to H.O., no access to social events For £50, it'd be worth keeping the TMIET tag. Just.

    For £150, no way, too much, and with little benefit.

  • I also gave up my membership many years ago for similar reasons, plus it (unfortunately) has no real value in the sectors in which I work.

    I did once apply for professional registration, but the process was painful, costly and unsuccessful (my degree from a top UK university wasn't "on the approved" list and my contribution to MISRA C was deemed to be "of purely academic interest"). I have a friend who is interested in professional registration. They received information on an IET course to help with this, but were shocked to find that it would cost them £lots to attend.

    To me, the IET appears to be far too focused on commercial aspects, and that is having a negative impact on membership and the professional aspects of engineering. Note that doesn't mean I think it's all bad - the IET does a lot of excellent stuff, such as the local groups and the Zoom events that they have been running recently (please let them continue).

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  • I also gave up my membership many years ago for similar reasons, plus it (unfortunately) has no real value in the sectors in which I work.

    I did once apply for professional registration, but the process was painful, costly and unsuccessful (my degree from a top UK university wasn't "on the approved" list and my contribution to MISRA C was deemed to be "of purely academic interest"). I have a friend who is interested in professional registration. They received information on an IET course to help with this, but were shocked to find that it would cost them £lots to attend.

    To me, the IET appears to be far too focused on commercial aspects, and that is having a negative impact on membership and the professional aspects of engineering. Note that doesn't mean I think it's all bad - the IET does a lot of excellent stuff, such as the local groups and the Zoom events that they have been running recently (please let them continue).

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