Joining IGEM is a simple step process regardless of if you're an individual or company wanting to join. Learn more about the membership grades and see which is the correct fit for you. Not sure, then you can join as an Associate and our membership team will assist in moving your grade once you've joined.
The quickest way to get involved as an IGEM member. Joining as an associate is simple, and open to all in the gas industry. Once joined you can access IGEM benefits, and work with the membership team to progress to other membership grades, or get support in achieving professional registration.
Seeking professional registration
Professional registration with the Engineering Council is the definitive measure of a successful career in engineering and is global recognition of your knowledge and experience.
Chartered Engineers develop solutions to complex engineering problems using new or existing technologies, and through innovation, creativity and technical analysis. Their academic knowledge is at master's level or equivalent. Find out more about becoming a Chartered Engineer.
Incorporated Engineers maintain and manage applications of current and developing technology, and may undertake engineering design, development, manufacture, construction and operation. Their academic knowledge is at bachelor's level or equivalent. Find out more about becoming an Incorporated Engineer.
Engineering Technicians apply proven techniques and procedures to the solution of practical engineering problems. They are able to demonstrate learning to NVQ/SQV level 3 or similar. Find out more about becoming an Engineering Technician.
Member Manager (MIGEM)
If you have experience in a senior management position within the gas industry, you could become a Member Manager. To be eligible, you will need to have either four years’ experience within senior management, or an engineering qualification at equivalent NVQ level 3 or higher and at least two years’ experience working at a senior level.
An established engineer or manager
If you are working as an engineer or technician, in a middle or senior management position or a non-engineering role within an organisation connected with gas then you can join as an Associate.
There’s no assessment of your qualifications or experience linked to this grades and you can still access all the same member benefits.
Working in the downstream gas sector
If your work involves gas at the point of use, we have two grades that will demonstrates your commitment to professional excellence to your customers and colleagues: Gas Technician and Licensed Gas Technician.
To become a Gas Technician, you need a valid Gas Safe registration you must agree to abide by our code of conduct. We’ll also ask you to confirm that you have read and understood our complaints and disciplinary procedures.
Licensed Gas Technicians (LGT), have been Gas Safe registered for two or more consecutive years and can demonstrate sufficient knowledge and industry experience to comply with our competence and commitment criteria.
Just starting out in your career
Student membership is free to apprentices or undergraduate students studying science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) subjects.
If you have recently graduated from any BSc, BEng or MEng course, you can take advantage of our Graduate membership. Join within 12 months of your graduation and you’ll pay no application fee and you’ll qualify for a reduced subscription fee for the first year.
Joining at this stage of your career is a great time to get on the ladder of professional registration and our team of experts can guide you through the process if you wish to pursue EngTech, IEng or CEng status.
As an IGEM member, I’ve met lots of new people and by joining and sitting on the Gas Transmission and Distribution Committee I’ve learnt a lot about IGEM standards and industry best practice. Hopefully I’ve also made a positive contribution to the ongoing safety of the network.
As an IGEM member and Chair of the Hydrogen Working Group, I get to work with colleagues from across organisations to explore hydrogen's potential to support the UK’s transition to a low carbon energy sector and the standards that will be required to ensure that customers remain safe.
I wanted to increase the presence of women in engineering, and to help encourage more women into the industry. I always enjoy speaking with new people and expanding my network, and IGEM is a brilliant platform for this. Being a member of IGEM has really opened my eyes to the wider industry, especially with the access to the Hydrogen Knowledge Centre through the connections I have made with other members. I hope that being an IGEM member will not only help me with my career, but also allow me to help others with theirs.
I’m an engineer responsible for delivering complex and diverse innovation portfolios. Achieving the status of Chartered Engineer has given my employer great confidence in my ability and professional competencies. I have since been able to take on even larger, challenging projects than ever before. Being Chartered lends credibility, reassures stakeholders and peers that they’re working with a competent engineer with a proven ability to deliver new services and technology for complex systems with significant levels of risk around the world.
On more than one occasion, being an Incorporated Engineer has helped me to stand out. Now that I have many years’ experience working in the sector, membership of IGEM provides me with the opportunity to help others gain the same competitive advantage, which is why I sit on IGEM’s Professional Development Committee.
If your business is related to the gas industry, you could join IGEM as a Company Member. IGEM Company Members benefit from being part of a community of gas businesses, both big and small, at the cutting edge of gas operations.
Becoming an IGEM Company Member can help you to upskill your workforce, connect you with the best talent the industry has to offer and potentially find your next client, supplier or contractor.
Our membership of IGEM delivers this exceptionally well for the gas industry, connecting us at the right level with those people who define and implement strategy within the UK’s gas utilities. We exhibit at IGEM’s Annual Conference and at regional events whenever the content is appropriate to us and always find that they deliver excellent value for money. We have also spoken at IGEM events and enjoyed the expert views and warm interaction that has ensued. We can wholeheartedly recommend IGEM membership to any organisation that wants to engage in the right way with the UK’s gas industry.
Social Housing Membership
These days, it’s more important than ever that housing providers are able to demonstrate their commitment to health and safety, gas compliance and the goals of the net zero agenda. With this in mind, we’ve designed a unique membership package tailored especially for UK social housing providers, entitled Housing Partner.
Becoming a Housing Partner will help you to stay on top of the latest sector initiatives, including changes to legislation, plus all the other benefits of IGEM membership.
BCC chose to become an IGEM Housing Partner to help us keep improving our knowledge and practices. Since becoming a member, the team has accessed and utilised IGEM technical standards on a number of projects and completed free CPD webinars, one of which was focused on gas in multi-occupancy buildings.
IGEM’s Housing Partner membership provides our organisation with in-depth industry specific knowledge through several publications and access to 34 IGEM standards relevant to the domestic and commercial practices for the housing sector, as well as access to IGEM technical services. In addition, we’ve enjoyed exceptional staff development opportunities through online learning, networking, and attending events. We have benefitted greatly from our Housing Partner membership in a short period and look forward to playing an active role moving forward.
IGEM membership has afforded Steve Vick International multiple benefits in terms of industry knowledge through updates, editorials and technical papers; in terms of people development through their training opportunities and commitment to professional development; in terms of the opportunities for networking at events and tours; and perhaps most importantly for us, a platform to showcase our innovation projects and present to industry stakeholders.
Steve Vick International looks forward to the continued industry exposure and engagement that the IGEM membership brings us and would highly recommend it for anyone working in the gas industry.
Being a member of IGEM’s IA Section committee has opened up a lot of opportunities for me and Steve Vick International; and I really enjoy being part of an initiative that helps to input into the future of IGEM.