Although the SCTE was formed in the United Kingdom to meet the needs of the British cable telecommunication industry we are now a world-wide organisation and have many members outside of the UK including a Benelux SCTE group. Applications from people outside the UK are, therefore, very welcome.
Member Benefits:Membership of the Society, in whatever grade, brings with it the following benefits:
- A quarterly magazine, Broadband Journal, in which contributions of high quality and current technical issues are discussed. Members also receive a member handbook and directory.
- Lecture Meetings at which technical papers on current topics are presented and discussion encouraged. Meetings have been held in London, principally, but regular meetings are now taking place in Amsterdam.
- Access to Application Reports on specialist subjects.
- Technician Training Programme via a Structured Distance Learning Programme.
- Most importantly, the Society provides a forum for the exchange of ideas, discussion of relevant 'hot topics', forging of links between members and between corporate member companies, and the acquisition of useful contacts in the Cable Telecommunications industry.
This page provides an explanation of the different categories of membership:
Grades of MembershipThe membership of the Society is composed of the following seven categories:
- Honorary Fellows
- Associate Members
- Corporate Members
Honorary Fellows and Affiliates are invited to membership by the Executive Committee. Fellows are not directly elected to membership but must transfer from being a Member. Details on Fellowship are, therefore, in the Members Area.For other categories the membership requirements are given below.
The following is a guide to how the constitution is applied for Membership
- European Engineer
- Corporate Member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers
- Degree. HND or HNC in a relevant subject
- ONC, OND or equivalent
- SCTE Service/Network Technician training course
Together with three years practical experience in Cable Telecommunication Engineering, including at least one year in a responsible position.
Other technical qualifications at the discretion of the Executive Committee together with five years practical experience in a responsible position in Cable Telecommunication Engineering, including at least two years in a responsible position.
Candidates offering relevant experience in lieu of formal qualifications may be accepted at the discretion of the Executive Committee.
Any person who, while not qualified for election as a Fellow or a Member but who has entered the cable telecommunication industry in a technical capacity and is desirous of benefiting from the opportunities afforded by the Society for improving his knowledge of cable telecommunication engineering shall, subject to his candidature being approved by a majority of those present and voting at a Meeting of the Executive Committee, be eligible for membership as a Technician Member. Candidates must have a minimum of one years experience, or have passed the SCTE installer training course.
Any person who has attained a reasonable standard of general education and who has entered the cable telecommunication industry in a general capacity, shall be eligible for admission as an Associate Member, subject to his candidature being approved by a majority of those present and voting at a Meeting of the Executive Committee.
Any organisation engaged in any aspect of cable telecommunication shall, subject to the approval of a majority of those present and voting at a meeting of the Executive Committee, be eligible for election as a Corporate Member. For those engaged in installation work the principal or at least one employee must be a Member or Fellow of the Society.
Student membership is open to those in general education who express an interest in broadband and telecommunications.