Apprenticeship Week Membership Offer

National Apprentice Week

To support our talented apprenticeships across the UK and overseas, we are offering an extended membership lasting 18 months for the price of twelve.

Apprentices complete a real, paid job with a structured training programme attached – so you can earn while you learn. This is a great opportunity to get in-job experience while continuing with education. For their employers, it’s a fantastic way to shape their own talent.

To see an Apprentice’s perspective on their career path choice,  visit this Case Study about one of our new IST members.

How To Apply?

As part of National Apprenticeship Week # NAW2022 (7th-14th Feb 2022) we are offering an extra 6 months FREE as an Associate or Affiliate of the IST; the professional body for the technical workforce.

You can send your membership form (found on the pages directed from the links shown above) to and quote the following code:


*This code is valid between 4th February 2022 – 28th February 2022.

What are the benefits of membership?

As an affiliate or associate, you can:

  • Develop your skills and expertise to aid your career progression
    • Discounts for further training opportunities
    • Apply to be elected onto the Registered Science Technician register
  • Enhance your knowledge of technology
    • CPD support and opportunities
    • 1-2-1 mentoring
    • Contribute to publications
  • Support your profession and yourself
    • Networking opportunities


“The IST is a proud supporter of National Apprenticeship Week. There are an increasing number of Apprenticeships available and now more higher and degree apprenticeships than ever. As part of these programmes, an apprentice is required to prove their competency through professional registration.

The IST offers professional registration covering a wide variety of sectors and for National Apprenticeship Week, is offering apprentices and trainees 6 months free Associate or Affiliate membership of the IST. I encourage our fantastic apprentices/trainees to take advantage of this offer.”

– Terry Croft, IST Chair