September 22, 2018

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

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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Honoured to give a keynote talk on our #prosthetics research at the Institute of Science and Technology @istonline annual conference #ISTconf18 today


Make sure you go see our sponsors / exhibitors at #ISTconf2018 to find out their latest information, deals and to make a useful contact in your day-to-day workings #technicians #IST

We are looking forward to today’s #ISTconf2018 at #Newcastle. Please come to registration to collect your badge and delegate bags. We hope you have a stimulating and informative day #technicians #conference #IST

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