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The online home of the IET Northern Ireland Network. Join us if you're an IET member living in the area, an engineer or just an interested member of the public! 

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Upcoming Events
Download our 2019 events calendar which includes links to all event registration pages. It is actions packed with...

Exciting calendar of events out until June with registration links below:

Tues 4 June, FIET Workshop:
Thurs 6 June, NIE Control Centre Tour (fully booked)
Thurs 13 June, Technology for an Aging Population:

5 Reasons You Should Get Involved With Your Local Network

1) Expand your network
The importance of networking and its influence on your career can often get overlooked, but it has a huge role to play when it comes to professional development and access to the hidden job market.
Getting involved in an LN gives you the chance to meet local engineers from all walks of life and stages in their career, and is a great way of expanding your network.
2) Practice new skills in a safe environment
LNs give you a great opportunity to practice and develop your soft skills in a safe environment. Use the network as your playground and get your hands dirty in areas such as finance, organisaton and communication, helping you to hone skills you’ll use later in the workplace.
3) Master your people skills
People can be funny creatures, and engineers even more so. By becoming an LN committee member you’ll interact with different groups of people through roles including treasurer and secretary. By spending more time in different circles you’ll master those interpersonal skills that are so important in your career.
Just remember, you can design the most amazing thing in the world, but if you can’t convince people they need it you’ll get nowhere!
4) Learn more
Engineering is ever changing, so stay ahead of the game and widen your specialist and general knowledge by attending network talks on the latest cutting edge technologies, taking part in site visits and signing up for workshops. LNs are all about exposing you to new ideas in a fun environment.
If there’s something you’d like to see but it doesn’t appear to be covered then LNs are more than happy for you to pitch ideas for future events. This leads us on to…
5) Get creative
IET Local Networks are great outlets for creativity. By becoming an active LN member you’ll have the opportunity to try out new ideas – perhaps you have a different event format you’d like to try out or there’s a topic you’d really love to see covered at a future seminar. The IET encourages creativity and is more than happy to facilitate ideas for new kinds of events and topics.


Recent Events:

Wed 15 May, Lifeskills- Leading and Developing successful teams (Belfast)
Tues 21 May, 5G Convergence & our Digital Future

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The Royal Academy of Engineering is encouraging applications to the coveted MacRobert Award from Northern Irish business, as it looks to find example of great innovation throughout the UK for the award's 50th anniversary year. read more...
Posted by Eoin McGread on IET Northern Ireland Network Jan 18, 2019 4:09 pm GMT


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