My Experience of Professional Registration: Germinal
Specialist Technician (Chemical technician)
Professional Registration Level:
Registered Scientist (RSci)
Institute of Science and Technology (IST)
Why I applied for professional registration:
This is a good way to reflect on my own professional development and get formal recognition for it. Increased employability.
My overall experience:
Generally good and gave the feel of having accomplished a lot during the last few years.
My low points:
Starting to write things down was a big hurdle to jump. Some sections are difficult to fill in and took too long.
My tops tips for others/what I learned from the experience:
- The same examples can be used for several sections
- Apply for professional registration directly through the Science Council as they propose an oral interview rather than having to fill in all the sections. I feel this would have been easier for me.
- I’ve probably spent too much time perfecting the different sections and I feel that I could have submitted earlier and use their feedback to improve the application.
- Find someone who’d be happy to read it through and to comment.