Student Membership

CIWM Student membership is completely free and available to full-time students and apprentices. Get access to an excellent source of information, advice and support as you progress through your course and prepare for a successful career in the sustainability, resources and waste sector.


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Benefits of Student Membership

  • Receive essential industry news, information and updates straight to your inbox via our weekly member newsletter
  • Plan your career with access to one-to-one support and advice from our Professional Development team
  • Stay up to date with the hottest topics in the sector via the Circular magazine digital archive
  • Meet and connect with fellow students and apprentices, industry professionals and potential future employers in our virtual community, CIWM Connect
  • Expand your knowledge with access to specialist technical resources, webinar recordings, podcasts, blog posts, expert guidance notes and best practice advice through the CIWM Knowledge Centre

Is Student membership right for me?

CIWM’s Student membership is perfect for you if you are a full-time student or apprentice and are interested in a career within the sustainability, resources and waste management sector. With the wealth of valuable resources and support at your fingertips, there’s no better way to prepare for your first steps out into the world of work.

Using Student membership as a stepping stone

Many Student members go on to become Affiliate or Associate members upon completion of their course. There’s a clear path of membership grades that will support you at each and every stage of your career as you progress within the resources and waste sector.

What our student members have to say

“CIWM makes me feel part of a great community, allowing me to participate and learn side-by-side with the best professionals in the sector which helps me to constantly improve and work towards my career goals.”

“As an apprentice, I’ve learnt that your hard work should and will be appreciated. I’ve also learnt how to appreciate where I’ve come from and how to communicate with a range of people, how I fit into the workplace and to focus on the big picture. CIWM have supported me throughout my apprenticeship by offering webinars which I have taken part in, particularly through the pandemic, and have kept me updated with anything going on in the waste industry."