Graduate Member (GradCIHT)

Congratulations on successfully completing your degree. If you are considering a career in the highways and transportation sector then CIHT is the best place to start your professional journey. CIHT is the natural home for people working in transport infrastructure. Join us as a Graduate Member (GradCIHT) today.


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Benefits of joining as a Graduate member

As a Graduate member CIHT provides you with a range of benefits to progress your career and establish yourself in the industry.

Benefits include the ability to:

Stand out from the crowd – By joining an organisation that is recognised globally it shows that you are serious about success in the industry and enhances the perception of you with employers worldwide.

Furthermore, you have the chance to be recognised as a rising star in highways and transportation with awards and prizes, available exclusively to our members.

Get the knowledge to become more effective in your role – Get access to the essential news, key trends, insights research materials and technical information that will enhance your performance, enable you to speak confidently to your peers and contribute more to the success of your employer.

Develop your skills to help you climb the career ladder – We can help you build your CPD. Broaden your knowledge and uncover the latest best practice by accessing thought leadership online and attending a wide range of CIHT events.

Build connections that you will value throughout your career – Maximise your connections online in our LinkedIn groups [Embed link to LinkedIn Group] groups and face-to-face with attendance at regional and national events where you can meet with other apprentices and key industry professionals including leaders in business and government.

Progress – Graduate membership with CIHT is a key step towards Chartered status the peak of the profession. CIHT can be with you at every step with a structured pathway to career success.

Save money – Discounts on events plus CIHT Options enables you to get discounts on lifestyle, recreation, business products and services and much more

Have you checked your eligibility?
Have you read what you need before applying?
If yes to both questions and you think you are ready to apply.
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Don't just take our word for it

Hugely important . . . Provides a wide range of opportunities to network, to undertake CPD events and to follow routes to professional Chartership.
Membership of the CIHT is very important for my professional career.  I am following the Transport Planning Professional Development Scheme . . . It also allows me to have an awareness of what's going on in the industry which can then inform the actual work I am doing.
There's no better way of getting yourself known in the industry and understanding what the industry is about.

Daniel Tarry, WSP Parsons Brinkerhoff


The CHIT is a great institution for those working within the transportation sector or new to transportation. CHIT offers support to young professionals and hosts events across the UK to support CPD.

Stephen Morgan, Consultant, Infrastructure Asset Management, Yotta 

CIHT has helped me build a rest network, learn new things and launch my career within Transport Planning through my EngTech.

Joel Shevlin, Apprentice Transport Planner, Atkins 


Just a few of the things you get with CIHT Graduate Membership

CIHT Learn: Access to bitesize eLearning activities and resources to develop the skills and knowledge you need as a professional working in highways and transportation

CIHT Connect: An opportunity to network with members and discuss topics, explore ideas, discover best practice, build connections, develop expertise and find solutions to commonly shared challenges

Transportation Professional magazine: Covers all the latest news, case studies, opinions and insights relevant to your career

News & Updates: Get the essential news and updates to keep you ahead of the competition

CIHT Regions: There are 12 CIHT Regions and Nations, and several in the rest of the world, and each Regional Committee organises regular meetings and seminars. High profile speakers often address these events and they provide a convenient means for gaining continuing professional development (CPD) experience, updating knowledge and networking with colleagues

Webinar Library: Exclusive access to an online resource to get the latest in thought leadership, best practice, insights and inspiration into projects that are changing the shape of your sector

Technical Expertise: Essential technical information that will ensure you are at the forefront of the industry

Mentor Programme: Share your knowledge, skills and experience to help others to achieve their development goals

Request a mentor: CIHT mentoring is available to Members who are currently working towards Engineering Council registration and would like to work with a mentor who has good knowledge of the relevant standard and the process involved in achieving it

The Work: Exclusive to members. A curated resource of case studies created from the shortlisted entries of the CIHT Awards.  Discover the stories behind the work, view the supporting information, visuals, evidence and more that goes into current best practice

Qualifications: Get your experience and competence professionally recognised as a Chartered Engineer, Incorporated Engineer, Engineering Technician or as a Chartered Transport Planning Professional

Exclusive CPD: Ensure that your knowledge remains relevant and dynamic when people are looking to you for the answers

Be part of consultations: Working closely with members and influential stakeholders, CIHT shapes the decisions that affect the sector and society

Your Voice @ CIHT: Get your voice heard at the heart of CIHT and shape the organisation’s future

CIHT Options: An exclusive portfolio containing money-saving discounts and offers, designed to support CIHT members both personally and professionally

Venue Hire: Looking for a cost effective, centrally-located venue to hire in London? Speak to our team today. Discounted rates for CIHT members

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You must have graduated within the last 18 months; hold a UK degree (or equivalent); are in employment; or are actively seeking employment within in the highways and transportation sector.

CIHT Graduate Membership Fees

Membership fees are adjusted depending on when you join in the year. For any queries, please contact e:

For full list of fees please see our fees page.

What you need before you apply

To ensure the online application process is as efficient as possible you will be asked to provide the following supporting evidence as part of your application:

  • Employment Status
  • Employer's Details if you are in employment
  • CV
  • List of academic qualifications
  • List of professional bodies you belong to (this is not mandatory)
  • Contact details for a Proposer including the professional body they belong to
    • The proposer must be the person directly responsible for your study / training (e.g. Course Leader/Training Officer/Line Manager), and does not need to be a member of CIHT.

Your proposer must have consented for CIHT to contact them about your application.

PLEASE NOTE: If you require any help on any of the supporting evidence, please get in touch with our Membership team who are ready to help you. Email us at or complete the enquiry form.


Next steps - Join as a Graduate

Please NOTE: If you are web registered with MyCIHT, ensure you are logged in. This will mean that a large part of the application process has already been completed.

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Help and support

Thinking about becoming a member? Here are the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

If you wish to contact us, please get in touch with our Membership team who are ready to help you. Email us at or complete this enquiry form.


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