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The IET provides the latest information, guidance and insights for the engineering and technology community as well as services to help you in your professional life. This blog will bring you the latest updates on what we are up to, what to watch out for and how you can get involved.  
As a major part of our Engineering Work Experience for All campaign we want to encourage as many people as possible to tell their story about work experience, be it good, bad, or indifferent - there are learning points to be gained.  Ultimately our aim is to show what best practice looks like, and your story will help identify the different activities and ...
Here you will find Educational and Business related content related to all aspects of Electrical Manufacturing.
Following the Volunteer Support Working Party in February, there are some updates regarding the progress of certain discussions. The completed animated video which can be found here is now available to watch on the Volunteer Gateway. The video is an interesting and informative clip of Fellow Virginia Hodge’s story with the IET, including roles she ...
A view of life (it's hard) the Universe (it's quite big and mostly full of emptiness) science (it's just as hard as life but with more maths) and technology (the good, the bad and the ugly) from the perspective of a highly harassed technician, which admittedly might be skewed. They say the glass is half empty- experience tells me to check whether or not that ...
Our Career Hacks blog offers practical advice and tips on how you can work towards becoming a professionally registered engineer, such as a Chartered Engineer (CEng) or an Engineering Technician (EngTech). Discover the top ten career hacks .
This is my little piece of the web. I will share with you some of my thoughts about tech world all mixed in with my parenting thoughts. I'm an open source fan, and I highly believe in the power of educational software. I hope you will like what you read.
A blog about how women are engineering tomorrow's world.
  Positively Pink Engineering –  A Journey Into Engineering That's  - 'Positively Pink Engineering' representing any young female, anywhere, enthusiastic about civil engineering! Photo: Charlotte Kerr, right, with her sister Emily    
The latest news for IET members, updates from the IET's communities and thoughts on a wide range of IET and engineering-related issues from your President and the Trustees.
Keeping you up to date with the latest news and developments from Engineering Communities, the IET's online community.  There is also a dedicated Using the Online Community  category in the discussion forum for Q&A and feedback, and a  Feature Requests category for you to suggest ideas for new features and functionality.    
Check out this blog for exam tips and tips to deal with exam stress.
How many of the IT industry's success is HR accountable for? You'll see if you follow this blog
Interesting prospects for future career development.
Want to start a site-wide blog on MyCommunity? Hopefully this blog  will help to guide you and answer any questions you may have. 
Engineering has an image problem, and we are all trying desperately to get articles published, and media coverage to address this. But while the messages going out in those reports are right, the images used to accompany such articles are just as important, if not more so. After all, a picture paints a thousand words...
The official blog of the  Communities Resourcing Committee (CRC) .  And yes, we are crazy about communities!  Or maybe we're just crazy...   So what do we do?  Well, we're responsible for resourcing communities.  (I'm helpful aren't I?)  Basically, if it's of interest to the IET's communities, then it's of interest to us.  This blog aims to give you an ...
With a background in interacting with Security Systems and Cyber Platforms, I will use this blog to offer views on industries and their use of different & trending technologies ~ The Third Verse.
A monthly chance to catch up with what your President for 14/15 has been doing and the key issues that have arisen during the month.
Blog for coaches and mentors of  FIRST ®  LEGO ®  League  (FLL®) robotics teams competing in the 2014/2015 " World Class ℠ : Learning Unleashed " global challenge. FLL is a global robotics program for 9 to 16 year olds (9 to 14 in US/CAN/MEX), which is designed to get children excited about science and technology.  ...
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