IGEM first known as the British Association of Gas Managers, has
evolved throughout the 20th Century since its first
incarnation in 1863. In 2001, the Institution became the
'Institution of Gas Engineers & Managers' moving away from an
exclusive organisation for engineers and managers to allowing
non-engineering gas industry professionals to become corporate
members in strict conditions.
Gas Engineering as a profession was founded by Samuel Clegg, who
was appointed in 1813 as the first engineer of the Chartered Gas
Light and Coke Company in London. In 2003 the Institution
celebrated the centenary of the Incorporated Institution of Gas
Engineers, which was granted a Royal Charter in 1929. In 2012 the
Gas Industry celebrates its 200th year. In 2013, IGEM will
celebrate 150 years in existence.
IGEM Honorary Fellows include HRH Duke of Edinburgh and HRH
Prince of Wales.
The purpose of IGEM membership is to allow anyone in the gas
industry at any level of engineering knowledge and understanding to
join a professional Institution specialising in the industry giving
you recognition and assistance in advancing your career.
In recent times membership of a professional body has become a
valuable asset and there has never been a greater need for keeping
your knowledge and skills up to date to enhance your employability
and career. The title of CEng, IEng or EngTech immediately
demonstrates commitment to professional excellence, best practice
and competences that employers' value. IGEMs other grades include
Member Manager, Gas Technician, Associate, Graduate and
IGEM is proud of its history and reputation as the leading
professional body for gas professionals and continues to seek ways
to broaden its membership base. In 2010 IGEM launched its newest
grade of membership 'Gas Technican' specifically designed to
recognise the expertise of people carrying out work on gas
installations and appliances throughout the UK.