Apprentice membership

SOE is working hard to improve the perception of apprenticeships and apprentices in the public domain. And we’re prioritising our efforts to get more young people involved in engineering as early as possible, and to see the value that a career in engineering offers.

As part of this, SOE is providing free membership to apprentices. People who have successfully completed a recognised apprenticeship can also benefit from discounted membership rates, in recognition of the next phase of their development, from apprentice to professional engineer.


Apprentice membership of SOE offers many significant benefits, including:

  • Access to continuing professional development, career development, and training help and advice throughout your career.
  • Opportunities to connect with mentors to help you explore the wide range of engineering careers and how to get ahead.
  • Networking: SOE’s regional network holds over 250 events a year, across the UK, giving you the chance to meet and learn from respected professionals in your chosen field.
  • Regular access to highly respected professional publications and best practice guides:, Plant Engineer and Transport Engineer, plus e-newsletters from SOE containing the latest industry news.
  • Once you complete your apprenticeship, as a member, you can also earn recognition of your expertise through your post nominal letters after your name


If you would like to know more about how student membership of the SOE can help you with your future career, please contact our membership team on 020 7630 6666 /


Application fee:
Apprentice £0.00
Annual subscriptions:
Apprentice £0.00 (available for a maximum of 4 years)
Graduated apprentice Year 1 75% off your annual membership subscription
Graduated apprentice Year 2 50% off your annual membership subscription
Graduated apprentice Year 3 25% off your annual membership subscription


If you are an apprentice please join online by clicking here. (You will need to register to use the website first)

If you are a graduate please download the form below

Graduate membership application form [PDF - 46kB]

To check if you are eligible for our Apprentice membership and Graduated apprentices membership please download the following document - Apprentice and Graduated Apprentice membership – eligibility criteria [PDF - 201kB]


It’s important for all professional engineering institutions such as SOE to work closely with apprentice members to best understand the evolving needs and issues of those pursuing a career in engineering. This helps us ensure that what we offer to future apprentices is as relevant as possible.

In order to learn about what engineering apprentices would like from membership of a PEI, and how we can support you at this crucial time in your life, we’d like to hear from you about your thoughts and ideas. Specifically, we’d like to know:

  1. What are your biggest concerns about starting to work in the engineering sector?
  2. In what areas do you feel you need most support as an apprentice engineer?

Please email with ‘Apprentice membership ideas’ in the header.