Job hunting statistics

The IET provides a wide range of resources to assist you in developing your career in engineering and technology and to help find your next job

The 2010 IET Skills and Demand in Industry survey indicated a degree of  economic recovery, with 55% of employers reporting that they planned to recruit new staff over the next twelve months. This compares to only 31% of employers in 2009, though it is not yet up to the pre-recession levels seen in 2008 (63%). With the rise in demand for engineers and technicians many employers are once again struggling to find suitable candidates to recruit.

The IET can provide you with guidance and advice on professional registration, professional development and other career related information to assist you in finding your next job.

Professional registration

Get registered and show employers that you have met the UK standard of professional engineering competence. Categories are: CEng, IEng, EngTech and ICTTech.

Career Manager

The IET’s online skills development and recording tool for members. Using Career Manager, you can carry out a competence assessment and record supporting evidence, identify skills gaps and set objectives to meet them. Keep track of your career.


The IET provides a range of support and information on mentoring to its members and to companies, including the IET mentoring service which operates on a 'by members for members' basis.

Career options

The career options area provides information and resources to help you make informed choices about your career.

See all the IET Career and Training services.