Associate membership

What is associate membership?

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For individuals who hold a relevant qualifications or equivalent qualifying experience. You might be someone who has finished university or a technical qualification and is starting out in the environmental sciences sector or someone later in their career but whose job is only partially environmental science.

Is it for me?

Associate membership is a professional designation so confers that you have reached a certain standard within your career. As an Associate Member you will receive our journal four times a year and our monthly e-newsletter. You will have exclusive access to the Members area on our website, with news, jobs and events. We will support your career goals by helping you with CPD and training and creating networking opportunities and supporting you making the right career decisions. The IES has a mentoring scheme and several early careers networks to help you build a fufilling and successful career in the environmental sciences. 

What's next for my career?

You will have begun a journey on an environmental career path which could take you to Chartered status.

Associate membership examples

Typically an associate member will have:*

Academic Experience Relevant Yrs Work Experience  
Relevant PhD Less than 2
Relevant Masters Degree Less than 5
Relevant Bachelors Degree Less than 6

*Please note these are example scenarios, your membership grade will depend on your unique combination of experience.

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Application form

For applying for Full or Associate Membership of the IES.

Associate Costs

One-off application fee £25
Annual fee £109
Retired rate £42
Under income threshold £27.25

Associate members can apply for:

Associate profile

Daniel is an Assistant Environment Consultant with the Environmental Engineering at SWECO in Edinburgh. He works predominantly on contaminated land remediation and redevelopment and has gained experience on numerous projects for which his role has varied from writing desk studies, running...