September 21, 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 2018/19

The Down’s Syndrome Association is the IST’s designated Charity for 2018/2019. 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

As we go into the weekend we thought we would summarise all the awards that were achieved by so many professional technicians at #ISTconf2019 on Wednesday. Congratulations to all winners and commendations and well done to everyone who took part #Awards #Congratulations

Helen Sherman, astronaut and president of @istonline shares her experience of the importance of team work from the perspective of astronaut training at #ISTconf2019 . Something we could all learn from✅

Technically speaking a fantastic day at #ISTconf2019 All things #techscommit and Professional Development.

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