Graduate Membership

As well as showing your commitment to professionalism, as a Graduate member of CIWM, you’ll also have access to a range of career-development opportunities.

Being a Graduate member is a great way to begin your career in resource & waste management.


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Benefits of Graduate Membership

  • Use of designatory letters GradMCIWM
  • Careers advice
  • Bi-monthly Circular magazine
  • Savings on events, conferences and training
  • Weekly e-newsletters
  • Access to website members area
  • Access to digital CIWM Journal archive
  • Technical helpline

Is Graduate membership right for me?

Graduate membership is perfect for you if have a degree and are working in the wastes management industry (or looking for your first job in the sector). It is a great start advancing your professional development for a career in resource & waste management.

Becoming Chartered

As they progress in their career, many Graduate members choose to become Chartered members. This professional grade demonstrates further experience and is a professional qualification (Chartered Waste Manager) that can be achieved through the demonstration of key competencies that you have gained from practical experience in wastes management. Visit the Chartered membership page to find out more.

Membership grade review

Following an extensive member consultation, it has been decided that, subject to a decision from the Privy Council, this CIWM membership grade will be brought into our Associate membership. This is aimed at simplifying and modernising the CIWM member grade structure. Given the process involved in changing this structure, we can’t presently offer a completion date for this. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.