Transitioning to work

As an Emerging Professional member, you’ll be able to take advantage of our development programme tailored specifically to recent graduates. This programme sets out a framework of learning that you can complete in your own time and in your own way, over 2-3 years.

It’s designed to help you transition to work and build the skills you need to be outstanding engineering professionals. If your employer is an IPENZ Professional Development Partner (PDP), you can take part in their development programme instead.

A development programme gives you support as you begin your career, provides you with exposure to lots of areas, shows your commitment to personal development and is something you can be proud of achieving.

Completing a development programme also means you can fast-track your advancement to our Member class. If you choose to not take part in a development programme, you will only advance to the Member class after five years.

See the development framework