To be the world class engineering institution for welding, joining and allied technologies.
To deliver globally recognised and valued qualifications and personal membership services in joining and allied technologies to an expanding membership base.
To promote professionalism, and the advancement of knowledge, in welding, joining and allied technologies
To ensure that the importance of welding, joining and allied technologies is widely understood in the engineering and lay communities; and that welding and joining professionals, who are recognised by the Institute, are held in high esteem by those communities
To confer professional status on those who demonstrate appropriate education, training competence and commitment to professional development; and contribute to safety and unity amongst those employed in welding, joining and allied technologies
To achieve recognition from relevant UK, European and international organisations, in order to enable engineers and technicians to register their professional status
To promote the activities of branches enabling members to gain benefit from local networking and technology exchange
To require professional and personal members to abide by a Code of Conduct
To actively promote the transfer and exchange of technical information on welding, joining and allied technologies, through a range of events and media
To exploit the latest developments in information and communications technology to further the aims of the Institute
To attract students, trainees, apprentices, graduates and experienced professionals in welding, joining and allied technologies into membership and to take part in both the national and local branch activities of the Institute
To emphasise the importance of education and training in welding, joining and allied technologies, for both initial and continuing professional development; and to endorse education and training programmes that meet the standards set by the Institute.