Apprentice membership is now free for everyone in the UK and Ireland*
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* Apprentice membership costs are now waived for all apprentices in the UK and Ireland.
If you are working towards a work-based qualification such as a BTEC or Apprenticeship, joining the Royal Society of Chemistry as an Affiliate gives you opportunities to gain additional recognition for your experience, connect you to a worldwide community and shows your passion for the chemical sciences.
Becoming an Apprentice (Affiliate) member means...
Our career support is here to help; providing you with expert advice, online career planning and continuing professional development tools.
Online access to the latest knowledge
You can get online access to the latest knowledge with Chemistry World, free article downloads, discounts to books or journals and access our historic library.
Regular webinars offering insights and advice on different job choices.
Discounts on approved training courses
Develop your skills on discounted courses from our approved training catalogue.
News and developments
Read Chemistry World magazine online to get the latest news from the chemical sciences.
Receive 10 free article or eBook chapter downloads, 35% off anything in our Bookshop, free access to selected RSC journals and free access to our Virtual library and Burlington House library.
Chemists' Community Fund
Our confidential service provides support for all members and their families in times of difficulty.
As the Royal Society of Chemistry is a well-respected professional body, earning recognition from them demonstrates that I am committed to developing my professional behaviours, as well as the skills and knowledge required to be working within the industry.
Gaining professional experience in the workplace whilst working towards a chemical sciences qualification means you might be eligible to apply for registered status. Registered Science Technician (RSciTech) and Registered Scientist (RSci) are both awards that formally recognise the skills you have developed in your working environment.
Worldwide community of people
We are a worldwide community of people who are passionate about the chemical sciences. Join us and you will have endless opportunities to connect with people that want to help you get ahead.
Keep in touch with the chemistry happening where you are through your local section, or join divisions and interest groups to pursue your passions. Join any of our nine divisions and one of our 71 interest groups to meet other people with similar scientific interests and expertise (join one interest groups for free, pay a small charge to join as many more after that as you like).
MyRSC online community
Network with and learn from like-minded people at similar career stages through our online forums.
Discounts on conferences and events
Receive reduced registration fees for our centrally organised conferences and events.
Early Career Networking
Develop useful contacts with other members in the early stages of their careers.
Receive fantastic discounts on a wide range of products and services:
Package holidays, hotels, flights, airport parking, car hire, currency.
Apple products, cinema tickets, phone calls, gyms, flowers, restaurants, theme parks, magazine subscriptions, gas and electricity, retail cash back.
Work & business
Venue finding, business phone tariffs, business landlines, stationary.
Car, home, travel, medical and dental insurance, roadside assistance, life assurance.
Financial helpline, mortgage advice, conveyancing, tax returns.
Work and leisure magazines, New Scientist subscription, publications from: Pharmaceutical Press, Foyles, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press.
What you'll need to apply
✓ A referee who knows you personally
✓ If applying online: A credit or debit card
Our subscription year corresponds with the calendar year. Subscriptions for membership are due on 1 January.