Graduate member (GradCIWEM)

Becoming a graduate member (GradCIWEM)

After years of studying you are ready to apply what you have learnt and make solid progress. Our networks of people, events, structured training, publications and thought leadership will accelerate your growth and the recognition that you deserve for being an engaged and ambitious professional.

Who can join?

Do you have an honours degree (or equivalent) and an interest in working in the water and environmental sectors? If so, you are eligible for a GradCIWEM membership.

Candidates do not require post-graduate professional experience and are encouraged to apply to join straight after leaving university so we can support your career development from the start.

Why become a Graduate member?

Professional recognition

Enhance your career prospects through professional recognition of your qualifications with the post nominals GradCIWEM.

Local networking

Local points of contact and events for you to get involved in, wherever you are in the world.


Always be kept up to date with the latest best-practice through The Environment magazine.

Learning and development

CPD training and events which provide professionally-recognised training, and helps you develop both knowledge and experiences.

Application requirements

To apply for GradCIWEM, you will need to

  • Complete an online application form through MyCIWEM
  • Submit a copy of your most up-to-date CV
  • Submit a copy of your degree certificate
  • Submit a copy of your degree transcript (if a non-UK degree was completed)

Please note that you are not required to have sponsors to apply for graduate membership.

How to get started

Follow these simple steps to become a graduate member.

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How much does graduate membership cost?

There is an application fee of £155 (£100 if your organisation is a CIWEM Corporate Member). For graduates, the application fee includes subscription until the end of the calendar year.

The annual membership fee is £135.

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Get involved with our Early Careers Network

Find out more about our Early Careers Group.

Our Early Careers Network is open to all our members who are new to the water and environment industry. Our mission is to connect a diverse pool of water and environment professionals starting out in their careers, typically those who have been in the sector for under five years. The aims of the group are to facilitate a platform of collaboration for networking, career development and most importantly, building the global CIWEM community.

It is a fantastic opportunity to network and socialise with other CIWEM members. We run seminars, workshops and socials.

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Need advice?

We’re with you every step of your application and throughout your membership, get detailed advice on your membership application or any other queries you may have. Just call +44(0)207 8313110 or email and someone will be delighted to help.

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