Individual member benefits

Grow your professional network

Become part of our community of individuals working in or alongside the gas industry. Extend your network of professional contacts and benefit from the collective knowledge and experience of fellow members by asking questions, sharing ideas or seeking advice from peers.

Meet representatives from the organisations affiliated to us. You never know, you might just meet your future employer, supplier or contractor.

Stay informed

Stay abreast of the latest news and developments within the gas sector and the wider energy sector, as well as keeping up to date with our latest activities.

This website provides access to relevant news articles, details of what we have been up to, plus information about all of our forthcoming events and courses. As a member you’ll have the latest updates sent directly to your inbox via our regular e-newsletters.

Membership also includes a subscription to our official journal, Gas International (Gi), available in hard copy and as an app. 

Gain a local perspective

Once you’re signed up, you will be assigned to one of our regional Sections based upon your location. As well as participating in the activities organised by IGEM headquarters getting involved with your local Section is an important part of being a member.

Meet with individuals and organisations operating within the region in which you live and work. Learn about the specifics of the gas industry in your area and understand the challenges facing the sector from a local perspective.

Our Sections host a range of events throughout the year including presentations delivered by leading industry experts, technical visits to help you extend your knowledge by getting out there and seeing operations in real life and social events that are great fun and provide opportunities to meet individuals with the same interests as you.

Access to industry best practice

IGEM is best known for its comprehensive suite of technical standards covering a broad spectrum of gas sector operations. As a member you will receive discounted access to our technical standards that are essential reading and reference material for those seeking to understand best practice and committed to achieving the highest standards of professional excellence.

In addition, members also receive discounts on the purchase of delegate places at our events, including technical training courses designed to extend your knowledge of our standards, explore how they are applied and keep you up to date with changes.

Professional development

We provide a wide range of professional development opportunities all of which are designed to help you maintain your professional competence. We can help you keep track all of your professional development activities thanks to our IPD and CPD tracking tool, mycareerpath.

Many of the events and training courses that we run are CPD approved and we provide you with CPD certificates for all of the eligible ones that you attend, including details of the learning outcomes.

You can record all of this information within mycareerpath so that it’s ready for when you decide to make your next career move. Keeping accurate and up to date records of your IPD and CPD activities is also a requirement of IGEM membership.

Seek out the latest job opportunities

Our job board is the place to go to find the latest gas, engineering and management vacancies and is a great resource for finding targeted job postings for your specific area of interest. A number of job opportunities are also advertised in Gi.

Get yourself noticed

Listing your membership with us on your CV and professional development record is a great way to demonstrate your commitment to the gas industry and professional excellence and can help you stand out from the crowd.

Another great way of getting yourself noticed is by becoming a professionally registered engineer. You can do this by achieving membership with us as an Engineering Technician (EngTech), Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng) and in doing so will be entitled to use the aforementioned letters after your name.

Being nominated for an award at our annual Gas Industry Awards, organised in conjunction with the Energy Utilities Alliance (EUA) offers the opportunity to have your achievements recognised by your peers.

The Young Persons’ Paper Competition organised by our Young Persons Network (YPN) is another excellent way to share your professional activities with others and be recognised for the work that you do. 

Volunteer

With busy lives, we understand that it can be hard to find time to volunteer. However, there are many benefits of volunteering and it can be an enriching and rewarding experience that enables you to increase your knowledge and understanding. There are lots of ways that you can volunteer, the details of which are covered in the Get Involved pages.