January 17, 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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Could you be our new Business Development and Centre Manager? We have an exciting opportunity where you will play a critical role in the success of the NTDC.

Find out more about this #vacancy and apply by the 23rd of January:


To all our members, partners, affiliates and valued #technicians across the World. We would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and All The Best for 2019.

One of the best things about helping technicians with the @istonline professional registration process is reminding people that there are skilled, valued and contribute. #professionaldevelopment #rsci @Science_Council #cpd #reallifetechicians

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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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Congratulations to our Roger Dainty Best Poster Winners: 1st Prize David Race and colleagues, 2nd Prize Laura Hartshorne & 3rd Prize Matt Peake.

Well done to those who received commendations: Tyler Harvey-Colishaw, Chris Huggins, Claire Hutton, Rachael Jones and Julia Spoors.

Well done to all submissions as they were very high quality and thanks to our key sponsors CERN & Veolia UK for judging with Dr Helen Sharman and Natalie Kennerley. #ISTconf2018 See MoreSee Less

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