by Jordan Osborn, Academic Account Manager, The Institution of Engineering and Technology
Wednesday 13th November 2019
from 1 - 2 pm in Jennison Lecture Theatre (JLT)
Engineering students are invited to attend the Professional Engineering talk on 13th November from 1 - 2 pm in Jennison Lecture Theatre, delivered by Jordan Osborn, Academic Account Manager, The Institution of Engineering and Technology.
‘The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is a world leading Professional Engineering Institution, working to inspire, inform and influence the global engineering community to engineer a better world. This session is suitable for students in all years and, aims to set out the considerations engineering students should make during the start of their careers.
It will explore the importance of the industry- wide competency framework, often referred to as UK-SPEC and how platforms such as professional registration can elevate a graduates position in the job market and, the tools at students disposal to begin tracking and logging their competency developments.’
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