July 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.

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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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Next generation of inorganic scientists being trained. Might try some chromatography next just in case they prefers Organics.

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A good day at the desk! Arrival of Papin Award for @sacsncl plus first in hopefully a growing trend of officially recognised creative practitioners with @istonline. Another example of #TechniciansMakeItHappen

Professor Alberto Vecchio, PhD FRAS, is part of the team that has directly detected gravitational waves and discovered the first binary black hole. He’ll be delivering one of the keynote talks at our conference this year – book your slot now: https://t.co/xsJTvSMe4T

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