February 18, 2019

Welcome to the IST

The Institute of Science and Technology is the professional body for specialist, technical and managerial staff. Whilst we have been serving our members for over 50 years, our aim is to continually move forward and expand our horizons so that we can best position ourselves to support our members, and the wider technical community, in respect of their needs within the ever-changing and challenging 21st century.

We reach out to provide focused, support to a diverse range of professional technicians, specialists, technical managers working in a broad range of disciplines and environments, such as science, technology, engineering, digital, arts, media, industry, local authorities, schools, FE, HE, research/analytical/health facilities, government departments and many more organisations in the UK and overseas.

Come and join us and help us develop and enhance career opportunities for the technical community. More information can be found in our Membership Section, or just drop us an email to memberships@istonline.org.uk.

Professional Registration

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Looking to further your career?
Concerned about job security?
Feeling that your contribution and skills are not recognised?

The IST is firmly committed to enhancing professional development and recognition for technical and specialist staff at all levels and aims to help staff achieve these objectives by becoming Science Council Chartered Scientists (CSci) , Registered Scientists (RSci) or Registered Science Technicians (RSciTech), or for those working in a non-science environment Registered Practitioners, FIScT(Reg) or MIScT(Reg)


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Down’s Syndrome Association/Worfkit – IST’s Charity for 2017/18

The Down’s Syndrome Association is the IST’s designated Charity for 2017/2018. Down’s Syndrome Association (DSA) is the only national charity in UK dealing with all aspects of Down’s syndrome aiming to help people with DS live full and rewarding lives.

The DSA services are accessible to all those with interest in the condition including helpline, training and assessments, resources, sports programme DSActive and successful employment programme – WorkFit.

WorkFit helps people with Down’s syndrome into employment by providing support and training for employers and employees, and the IST is proud to support the DSA and Workfit Inititaive. Please help us support them by making a donation.

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IST on Twitter

Thanks to everyone who helped out today @ManMetUni, some exciting work to be done over the next month to take the Registration Framework forward #CreativeIndustries and #Arts #technicians #TechniciansMakeitHappen


Thanks to all our speakers today, very interesting and informative talks to give a flavour of the arts, media and design work taking place @ManMetUni and @StJohnYork – there are many skilled individuals amongst the #CreativeIndustries and #Arts #TechniciansMakeitHappen


Very promising and informative day today @ManMetUni lots of thoughts, lots of debates and actions to go forward. We are very excited to be part of such a diverse group of #CreativeIndustries technicians in #HigherEducation #TechniciansMakeitHappen


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We have an exciting event planned for technical managers and staff in the arts on the 15th of Feb.

Our aim is to gather your input for the development of a new arts technician skills framework, with a view to introducing professional registration.

Find out more about the event and sign up here:

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The IST Survey is open until 16th November 2018.

Click here to go to the survey: istonline.org.uk/resources/ist-survey-2018/

We are gathering information to help us develop and improve our membership services, benefits and resources for the technical community

We are offering a ‘thankyou’ Amazon voucher (£50), via a random draw.

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