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Engineering employability


Engineering employability The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) today announces the launch of IET Graduate Advantage , a membership package designed to aid engineering graduates make a smooth transition from university to employment. The membership package offers tailored services and products specifically designed to help engineering graduates build key competences and find their first job. Benefits include a professional email alias, IET membership profile for employers, E&T magazine, an IET membership card and access to career development resources.
"The job market has never been more competitive and through the new IET Graduate Advantage membership, we hope to give engineering graduates the best opportunities to enhance their employability by utilising key IET resources,Ē said Paul Brett, Young Professionals Business Manager, the IET. "Whether itís writing a compelling CV or making applications, Graduate Advantage will support engineers as they drive their careers forward and find that all important first job.Ē  
With extensive online resources including access to technical and professional networks and links to relevant events and courses, the scheme provides access to numerous opportunities. Final year students are able to join the scheme in the year of their graduation and enjoy a full year of tailored benefits.
Graduate Advantage is the first of a series of packages designed to support IET members at every stage of their career, making the IET their Professional Home for Life. The IETís involvement in various global issues, including promoting sustainable technology and a low carbon economy, means the engineers of the future will be joining an organisation that has worldwide links and is ethically motivated.
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