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I find the IET membership page offers a bit too much detail and I'm not really sure what they offer or how much it would cost?

Is anyone here a member?
Do you feel its worthwhile, what do you get?
How much does it cost?

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I was when I was employed my Firm paid and I cant recall how much, the only benefit, if it was a benefit if you can call it that, was you could if you were vein enough use MIET after your name on any correspondence.
 

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I'm a member (technician member). It gives you a third off publications which is a real benefit. Can't remember fee off-hand.
 

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I am a Member and paid £200.40 this year but that also included Engineering Council fees so not sure how much was for MIET but it is about £140 to £160.
 

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I'm MIET also. Gets you the 33% discount off publications and also the electronic version of their stuff - Regs, GN's etc. Good magazine.

I'm vain enough to use the MIET after my name and also my degrees and the professional qualifications. I worked hard for them unlike the obvious multiple guess exam we have to do! ;)
 

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Took me awhile to get my MIET status probably because they took exception to ice cold gorillas ....
discounts are available to members and I always wanted to be part of the IEE
Aunti Ackbar (pseudonym) MIET
 

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Ive just signed up. My application is awaiting approval I signed up fir TMIET ( you can achieve that easily using your JIB gold card) but the chap on the phone and talking through my quals he advised me to try for MIET, trouble is now I need to write a CV and get someone to sign a sponsership form. As a sole trader i dont know any other members of the IET so i expect after the faff I will just join as a TMIET and the CV will be waste of time.
It cost £165 i think
 

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Ive just signed up. My application is awaiting approval I signed up fir TMIET ( you can achieve that easily using your JIB gold card) but the chap on the phone and talking through my quals he advised me to try for MIET, trouble is now I need to write a CV and get someone to sign a sponsership form. As a sole trader i dont know any other members of the IET so i expect after the faff I will just join as a TMIET and the CV will be waste of time.
It cost £165 i think
Depends what you want out of being a member AJ
 

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Depends what you want out of being a member AJ
If I'm honest the main benifit is the discounts. I'd like the full set of guidance notes to reference as and when.

Later on in life designatory letters might be helpful if i need to work for someone or get out of manual labour.
 

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Depends upon if after you paid the membership the money that you are saving on the regs books and guidance Notes etc. outweighs the membership costs. But take in account the publications are not out every year but the membership is.
 

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Depends upon if after you paid the membership the money that you are saving on the regs books and guidance Notes etc. outweighs the membership costs. But take in account the publications are not out every year but the membership is.
The saving on publications is in no way negated by the fee and is not a valid reason to pay it.
 

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So what are the reasons and benefits for joining apart from letters after your name and discounts on publications?
It is as you say letters after your name. This does actually benefit me as I have a lot of technical correspondence and it can hold some sway at times, aside from that it probably serves little purpose aside from an ego trip but it is nice to be recognised by a Chartered Institution.
 

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It is as you say letters after your name. This does actually benefit me as I have a lot of technical correspondence and it can hold some sway at times, aside from that it probably serves little purpose aside from an ego trip but it is nice to be recognised by a Chartered Institution.
Fair point then, if it gives you that professional advantage.
 

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If you conduct research or engineering consultancy, or are seeking professional registration as an engineer, then the IET has resources that will be of use. I am not sure what benefit membership offers for the practising electrician per se.

I started out as an MIEE and was pleased to have 'E' for Electrical in the post-nominals. Was a little disappointed when the IEE and IIE merged to form the IET in 2006, that it no longer specifically represented electrical engineers.
 

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Did not the IIE merge with the IEE then later become the IET as a multi-disciplined institution. Too many changes to remember.
 

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When the IET became it was accepted you could retain your IEE nominee. Many do.
 

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There was also the IIExE which was swallowed up by the IIE.
 

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If you conduct research or engineering consultancy, or are seeking professional registration as an engineer, then the IET has resources that will be of use. I am not sure what benefit membership offers for the practising electrician per se.

I started out as an MIEE and was pleased to have 'E' for Electrical in the post-nominals. Was a little disappointed when the IEE and IIE merged to form the IET in 2006, that it no longer specifically represented electrical engineers.
Aye, when I was an InstTech, I couldn't see any benefit of being a member of any institution whatsoever.
 

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Ive just signed up. My application is awaiting approval I signed up fir TMIET ( you can achieve that easily using your JIB gold card) but the chap on the phone and talking through my quals he advised me to try for MIET, trouble is now I need to write a CV and get someone to sign a sponsership form. As a sole trader i dont know any other members of the IET so i expect after the faff I will just join as a TMIET and the CV will be waste of time.
It cost £165 i think
Do you have any customers that might be in the IET that could help you? I do a to of work for a retired brigadier and he offered to sponsor me for my fellowship. He's into electronics but it doesn't matter to the IET and in any event he's seen plenty of my work.
 

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MIET member.

Was quite handy when applying for a visa actually.

Other than that, if the company didn't pay for my membership I wouldn't bother.
 

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I remember as a member of IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) there was talk of combining institutions with the IIT (Institute of Information Technology). It made sense to combine the deveolpments of digital electronics and associated control systems, telemetry, communications, BMS, etc , through programable software. I think that is how the IET (Institute of Engineering Technology) came into being.
 

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Do you have any customers that might be in the IET that could help you? I do a to of work for a retired brigadier and he offered to sponsor me for my fellowship. He's into electronics but it doesn't matter to the IET and in any event he's seen plenty of my work.
No I don't, I have customers who would sponser me but they are not members of the IET. :(
Good luck with your fellowship mate !
 
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Ive just signed up. My application is awaiting approval I signed up fir TMIET ( you can achieve that easily using your JIB gold card) but the chap on the phone and talking through my quals he advised me to try for MIET, trouble is now I need to write a CV and get someone to sign a sponsership form. As a sole trader i dont know any other members of the IET so i expect after the faff I will just join as a TMIET and the CV will be waste of time.
It cost £165 i think
This is why I've never bothered looking too much into how to go from TMIET to MIET as the sponsorship thing doesn't particularly make it easy. I must read up on the process again soon though.
 

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