The Energy Institute

The Energy Institute (EI) is the leading chartered professional membership body for the energy industries, supporting over 13,500 individual members and 300 company members across 100 countries.  Serving society with independence, professionalism and a wealth of expertise in energy matters, the EI provides a home to all those working in energy, and a scientific and technical reservoir of knowledge for industry, whilst also offering learning and networking opportunities to support career development.

The Energy Institute - A home for energy professionals

The purpose of the Energy Institute (EI) is the promotion of the safe, environmentally responsible and efficient supply and use of energy in all its forms and applications.  In fulfilling this purpose, the EI addresses the depth of and breadth of the energy system, from upstream and downstream hydrocarbons and other primary fuels and renewables, to power generation, transmission and distribution to sustainable development, demand side management and energy efficiency.

In a competitive world, the modern professional body is a vital partner for any individual or organisation. 

Our mission is to promote professionalism and good practice throughout the sector through inclusive membership and professional recognition, relevant education and training activities, a technical programme which leads industry in providing solutions to a number of key technical challenges, and important events and networking opportunities for our members and stakeholders.

In times of economic uncertainty, the ability to prove and demonstrate your professionalism is vital.  Recognised professionals achieve higher salaries and benefit from increased job security – a recent study showed that individuals with professional qualifications and membership stand to gain £152,000 in additional earnings over the course of their career.

Professionalism is essential to meeting the energy challenges of the future.  Demonstrate YOUR professionalism through the Energy Institute (EI) professional recognition process.

The Energy Institute’s aims and commitments

The Energy Institute aims:

• To promote the role, status and contribution of energy professionals in society and maintain professional standards
• To equip energy professionals with tools to enable their positive contribution to society
• To ensure the availability of good quality energy education and learning provision
• To provide a forum for debate to facilitate the development and dissemination of energy knowledge and good practice
• To enhance public understanding of energy resources and their role in society

The EI is also committed to:
• Professional recognition
• Knowledge and information provision through conference, technical publications and journals and online activities
• Extensive technical and scientific support across the energy industries
• Education, training and library information service provision
• Working with industry to provide technical solutions and good practice on health, safety and environment issues
• Stimulating and facilitating policy debate and influence
• Providing regional, national and international networks to bring the energy community together
• Supporting individuals’ development and recognising their achievement

The fast track route to membership – instant access to member benefits

If you want to get involved with the leading chartered professional membership body for people working in energy, then you should become a member of the Energy Institute.  The quickest and easiest way to join the EI and start to make the most of membership and all of the associated benefits, is to join as an affiliate member. 

You can download a discounted affiliate membership application form here

Affiliate membership is the fast track route to membership, and can be the first step towards professional membership and chartered status for suitable candidates.  Professional members gain the use of post-nominals to demonstrate high levels of professional recognition and status amongst their peers, colleagues and clients.  EI membership is recognised as a standard of excellence throughout the energy industries and is a visible mark of quality, competence and commitment.

Affiliates gain immediate access to the benefits of membership including:

Free magazine subscription to Energy World or Petroleum Review, keeping you up to date with the latest industry news and developments.
Access to professional recognition and career development opportunities, offering higher levels of membership, Chartered Engineer, Chartered Environmentalist and Chartered Scientist registration, and more, to enhance your professionalism.
Discounts on journals and publications, events, training courses, seminars, conferences and workshops, to further enhance industry knowledge.
Free access to the EI Library and Information Service, offering a huge resource of knowledge, information and research.
Exclusive information from the “members only” section of our website
Unrivalled peer networking opportunities through a series of free of charge events, including member workshops, evening lectures, branch events and Special Interest Groups

Affiliate members can apply to upgrade to Professional Membership grades and Chartered Titles, and receive the recognition that gives the professional edge in an increasingly competitive environment. 

Graduated recently?

If you’ve graduated from an energy-related programme of study in the last 3 or 4 years, then Graduate membership would be the most suitable option, offering the same benefits that are listed above, as well as the use of the GradEI post-nominal to demonstrate your commitment to a career in energy.

Graduate members can also benefit from discounted membership rates – just click here to download a Graduate membership application form

Professional membership grades available through the EI include: 
Technician Member (TMEI)
Member (MEI)
Fellow (FEI)

Other professional titles include:     
Engineering Technician (EngTech)
Incorporated Engineer (IENG)
Chartered Engineer (CEng)
Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv)
Chartered Scientist (CSci)

Please also note that we have also recently launched – the official Energy jobs site of the Energy Institute. You can search the site for a wide range of UK energy jobs, careers, vacancies, graduate energy jobs and international energy vacancies. Hundreds of opportunities are available across key industry sectors, including oil and gas jobs, nuclear jobs, jobs in coal, jobs in electric and renewable energy jobs.

Contact details

Simon Price
Marketing Manager
The Energy Institute
61 New Cavendish Street, London
Tel - +44 (0)20 7467 7100
Fax - +44 (0)20 7637 0086
Web -
Email –

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