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Boost your professional development and employability
If you are in the first 5 years of your career, the Graduate Pathway offers you Associate Membership (AMIMarEST) for a significantly reduced fee that gradually increases each year. As your free Student Membership expires, Associate Membership unlocks an even greater array of benefits for working marine professionals.
Whether you’ve secured your first job or are trying to decide on your next steps, being an Associate Member of the IMarEST can help you get ahead, and provides you with the skills and knowledge to succeed in your career. You’ll expand your professional skills and, if you wish to attain professional registration (Technician, Registered/Incorporated or Chartered status), we’ll support you in gaining the necessary competencies.
Are you eligible?
Anyone who has completed a cadetship, apprenticeship or undergraduate/postgraduate course within the last five years is eligible to join. Just provide a confirmation email of your qualification, the final certificate is not required if you do not have it yet.
Benefits of joining the Graduate Pathway:
Develop your career and build your professional status
Begin the process of working towards professional registration. You can become interim registered to demonstrate to your current or future employer that you are committed to your professional development. These professional qualifications are internationally recognised and can boost your employability and salary.
You can use the post-nominals “AMIMarEST” to enhance your C.V. and demonstrate your commitment to current or potential employers.
Involve yourself in the Institute’s diverse range of technical activities. These include developing our responses to consultations and calls for evidence to develop national and international regulations and policy.
Support for becoming professionally registered
Not only does this act as an ongoing record of your achievements and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities for you and your current/future employer to reflect on, it will give you access to a huge library of tailored learning resources to guide you on what CPD activities to undertake and how to develop professionally
Build your professional network
Membership gives you access to many events and lectures which offer you the opportunity to network with other professionals.
You also have access to our online community platform where you can ask for advice and build your knowledge.
Access a wealth of learning resources
You will get a hard-copy subscription of Marine Professional, the IMarEST’s magazine, which looks at emerging trends within the marine sector and explores the intersections between marine technology, science and engineering.
Joining a technical Special Interest Group will keep you updated with the cutting-edge developments in your field. They can deepen your knowledge, and provide a forum for you to ask questions and learn from experts in the sector, helping you succeed at work.
On the Graduate Pathway you will have access to all the benefits offered to Associate Members and you can find out more here.
How much does it cost?
The fee begins at just GBP £31.00 in Year 1 and gradually increases until you reach the full Associate Member rate in Year 5. A reduced membership fee is offered in these countries. If you’re not satisfied with your membership – you’re entitled to a full refund within 14 days of payment.
To apply you will need the following information:
A copy of any relevant qualification documents (such as a certificate or just an email confirming completion of your studies)
A card payment of £31.00 or pay pro-rata until the end of the year
The application process is as follows:
- Create or log in to your IMarEST online account
- Complete the online Application Form
- Submit your application and pay
You will receive an email once your application has been confirmed