Fellow (FIGEM)

Who can apply?

To be eligible for fellowship of the Institution you will need to be an existing member with us and hold one of the following Corporate Member grades; Member Manager, Engineering Technician Member, Incorporated Member or Chartered Member

In addition, you must have held a position and level of responsibility in the gas industry commensurate with your membership grade for five years or more. You’ll also need to demonstrate that you have made a significant contribution to IGEM, the gas industry and/or the engineering profession during your career.


In order to become a fellow of IGEM you’ll need an existing fellow to verify your application. You may know of a suitable individual who is willing to act as your verifier. If not then we can help you to identify somebody.

You won’t be asked to provide details of your verifier in the initial application form but we recommend that you start thinking about eligible people you know.

How to apply

Log into My IGEM and click on the Manage My Membership icon on the homepage. You’ll then be able to submit a request to transfer from your current grade of membership to Fellow.


There is a transfer fee of £50.00. The annual subscription fee for fellows is £237.00 (UK) £227.00 (Overseas).

Application documents



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John Stirling is the Standards Manager at Gas Safe Register, who organise the Gas Safety Week campaign and a Fellow Member of IGEM. 

Read about his career journey 

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Steve Critchlow is a Gas Safe-registered engineer who works as a Senior Engineer for the Health and Safety Executive’s science division investigating gas-related incidents, a Fellow member of IGEM and the winner of the 2020 EngTech of the Year award.

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Dave Tomkin is a System Modelling Engineer on the world leading H21 hydrogen project at Northern Gas Networks, a Fellow of IGEM and the 2018 winner of our EngTech of the Year award.

Read about his career journey

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Tom Donnelly is a time-served gas and heating engineer, having completed a nationally recognised gas apprenticeship to obtain his Level 3 NVQ in Gas Installation and Maintenance. 

Read about his career so far