Stonehouse, 25 April 2017
UK Power Solutions, the utility connection specialists, has been recognised for its engineering professionalism by becoming one of the very first Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Enterprise Partners.
IET Enterprise Partners are entrepreneurial and innovative SMEs who are committed to professionalism and market success. With SMEs making up 99.7% of all engineering companies (according to Engineering UK 2017, the state of engineering report), the IET has set up its Enterprise Partners scheme to help these companies thrive. The scheme includes supporting the continuing professional development of the enterprise partners’ employees and offering them a wide range of valuable networking opportunities with the IET’s corporate and academic partners – which include some of the UK’s biggest engineering employers and educators.

Mark Organ, IET Head of Membership said:

SMEs are the lifeblood of the engineering sector, which is currently experiencing a huge skills shortage. The IET is already devoting considerable time and resource to education programmes and scholarships to attract the next generation but it is also vitally important to invest in the current workforce and their professional development. It’s for this reason that we’ve created IET Enterprise Partners so that we can engage with SMEs directly to help them develop their workforce and ultimately their business performance.

Commenting on the Partnership Nick Wright, Operations Director, said:

UKPS are delighted to be working with the IET. We are keen to promote the career aspirations of our employees through their professional registration applications, as well as helping those that have already achieved it with their continuing professional development.

More about the IET:
•    The IET is one of the world’s largest engineering institutions with over 168,000 members in 150 countries. It is also the most interdisciplinary – to reflect the increasingly diverse nature of engineering in the 21st century. Energy, transport, manufacturing, information and communications, and the built environment: the IET covers them all.
•    The IET is working to engineer a better world by inspiring, informing and influencing our members, engineers and technicians, and all those who are touched by, or touch, the work of engineers.
•    We want to build the profile of engineering and change outdated perceptions about engineering in order to tackle the skills gap. This includes encouraging more women to become engineers and growing the number of engineering apprentices.
For more information, visit www.theiet.org

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