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IET Local Networks
The South Yorkshire Network organises a programme of technical meetings, visits, colloquia, learned society and social events to meet the needs of the Institution members residing within, or close to, its boundary. These activities are normally open to members of other professional bodies and the general public.
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About the Network

The South Yorkshire Network provides a local face of the IET through a main committee of active volunteers with support from full time IET staff. We have an active YP committee who, together with the main committee, plan and deliver our events programme. Also covering parts of North Nottinghamshire and North East Derbyshire, the Network serves the following major centres: Sheffield, Rotherham, Mexborough, Doncaster, Barnsley, Worksop, Retford, Chesterfield, The Hope Valley and Bakewell.
Help us to inspire future engineers
The South Yorkshire Network Committee would like to invite an active member to help out with the work of the committee. In particular we need someone who would be interested in organising technical visits and /or lectures (perhaps two per year) specifically aimed at our many senior and retired members within the network. This role would perhaps suit a recently retired member who would like to maintain an active connection with the engineering and technology communities.
There are also vacancies for various roles on the main committee which would suit active members who would like to contribute to the work of the Local Network.

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.

Will those interested please contact John Lawrence (Chair) at or Brian Heathcote (Secretary) at

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The Young Professionals Committee for the South Yorkshire Local Network continues to develop a comprehensive programme of events aimed at YP members of the Network



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I was invited by Peter Edwards who's the Chief Executive at the International Trade Forum, to an event they'd organised at the AMRC last week where James Muir the chair of the SCR LEP gave a presentation about the economy in SY and offered his views on how the region needs to attract more inward investment. Productivity in the South Yorkshire region is ... read more...
Posted by Alan Chater on IET South Yorkshire Network Sep 22, 2019 5:07 pm BST


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