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Support we offer

Whatever challenges you're going through - big or small - we have varied and tailored support we can offer. We like to take a holistic approach to our support and we know nothing happens in isolation. So we'll talk you through how we can give you a helping hand to get you back on your feet.  And if there's something you're struggling with and can't see the solution below, get in touch with us and we'll figure out the best way forward - together. We've been here for the engineering community, IET members and their families since 1890 and we'll be here you whenever you're ready. 

Your stories

sharon becoming a carer
The way we have dealt with the last 12 months is with a positive attitude, laughter and not being afraid to ask for help. Sharon Monelle View story
Michael Hargreaves, author of How Foothold’s new Engineering Neurodiverse Futures programme can support you to achieve your career goals

How our Engineering Neurodiverse Futures programme can support students and apprentices to achieve their career goals

In this blog, we explore how we can support engineering students and apprentices through our Engineering Neurodiverse Futures programme.

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Laura Norton of the IET, author of: My story of improving neurodiversity awareness in engineering

My story of improving neurodiversity awareness in engineering

Laura Norton of the IET joins us to discuss why our Engineering Neurodiverse Futures programme is vital for the whole engineering community.

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My journey as a neurodivergent engineer

Our Trustee Wolf shares his experience of being a neurodiverse engineer with dyslexia, as well as his advice for neurodiverse students.

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