Early Careers

  • Once you’ve accepted a new job offer, it can feel like a huge weight has been lifted. But what do you need to do now?
  • Much like other engineering sectors, agricultural combines the knowledge of multiple types of engineering in one place. So, why should you consider it?
  • A ‘typical’ 9-5 full time job isn’t for everyone. So, why should you consider temporary or part-time roles?
  • When writing a personal statement for your first job it can feel very daunting on the first try. This article talks about the importance of one for an application and how to write one as a graduate.
  • When we start job seeking, we tend to put a lot more focus on certain skills than others. Likelihood is you probably hone a lot more skills that you should be shouting about on your CV.
  • If you’re finding that your job search is getting you nowhere, chances are you need to change your strategy. Here are a few habits you need to quit if you want to find more success with your job search.
  • A career in aerospace engineering can lead you to working with cutting edge technology and working for some amazing employers. This article is all about aerospace engineering and what it can offer you.
  • When deciding whether to apply for professional registration, the IET are licenced to award four different categories. Which one would be best for you and your career?
  • The age-old question - do you leave a bad job or is it all down to bad management? Hopefully, by the time you finish reading this article, you’ll be able to determine if you want a new job or just a change in management.
  • Engineering can highly benefit society and can bring your creative side. Albert Einstein said, “Scientists investigate that which already is; Engineers create that which has never been” So, what do you want to get from your engineering career?
  • Success means different things to different people, depending on what you want out of your career and out of life, defines your success and achievements. So don’t measure your own success on the people around you.
  • For members of the IET Advantage Schemes we are here to help you at each step of your engineering journey and sometimes, at the beginning is when things can feel the most difficult.
  • Age or level of experience shouldn’t be something that gets in your way and we have some advice on why you shouldn’t be afraid to take the plunge and redirect your career in the way you want!
  • Electrical engineering is a sector that focuses on the study, design and creation of equipment that use electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism. Employers will always need more electrical engineers, so why not consider it?
  • STEM Ambassadors are volunteers that can be from the industry, they could work or study in the field and they are passionate about passing on their passion to the next generation of STEM professionals. Could this be for you?
  • The IET can help you with all aspects of your professional registration journey, but why should you become professionally registered? Keep reading for advice from our members and just some of the benefits of professional registration.
  • Engineering is a vast career to choose and much like any other profession, there are common misconceptions about what certain jobs involve. When you think of chemical engineering, what do you imagine?
  • Graduate schemes are one way of entering the workplace and there are always engineering employers that have these schemes available to you. This article explains what a graduate scheme is and why you should consider this when you’re fresh out of education.
  • Group interviews are rare in the engineering sector, but should they happen, it’s good to be prepared. We have a number of tips that can be used to help you prepare for and smash group interviews, keep reading to find out more.
  • If you haven’t yet chosen the direction of your engineering career yet or you’re ready to explore a new sector, have you thought about becoming a mechanical engineer?