BBC signs new IET partnership agreement

Naomi Climer Naomi Climer is the first female president of IET in its 144 year history

The BBC has signed a new partnership agreement with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), one of the world's leading engineering institutions with over 163,000 members in 127 countries.

The IET accredits our engineering training schemes which offer BEng and MEng degrees from the universities of Salford and Birmingham City, coupled with high quality work placements at the BBC.

Matthew Postgate, BBC Chief Technology Officer and Naomi Climer, President of the IET - a previous BBC employee herself - signed the agreement at MediaCityUK in Salford.

It formalises a long history between the two organisations dating back to 1923, when the newly formed BBC was offered spare space in IET's headquarters on the banks of the Thames.

A number of us are members of the institution, with some, including me, professionally recognised as Incorporated or Chartered Engineers and Engineering Technicians.

The IET worked alongside around 25 other organisations with our Make it Digital initiative, which aims to address the UK's need for more digital professionals.

The institution also works hard to support the placement of women in our division, and recently made a video to help parents and schools recognise potential engineers in young girls.


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