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Membership Benefits

The WAIMM membership is available to all professionals engaged in all sectors of the mining, minerals and petroleum industry across West Africa and beyond. The WAIMM provides professional coordination and networking to geoscientists, mining engineers and metallurgists with excellent opportunities in personal and professional development through every phase of your career.

Junior Members

  • This grade of WAIMM membership is free and it is applicable ONLY to those who are 16 years or above and in senior high / secondary school education but have the aim of pursuing programs in geology, mining, metallurgy, engineering and petroleum or related course.
  • Occasionally, professionals from the industry conduct outreach in those schools to promote the study of science and engineering towards greater sustainability of the mining and petroleum industry.

Student Members

  • Students Meet Industry – provides the opportunity for students to mix with industry professionals who can provide guidance and assistance about career opportunities.
  • Free membership subscriptions and highly discounted rates on publications, seminars and workshops etc.
  • Membership of the regional group and access to meetings
  • Opportunity to access scholarship and bursary facilities
  • Student prizes and awards, Scholarships and bursaries.
  • Participate in student chapter meetings
  • Mentorship programs where as a student, you are put under the careful and guidance of an experienced industry professional to mentor and get you the requisite standards and training expected in the industry.
  • Meeting a future employer during student chapter meetings and other conferences.
  • Vacation employment and internship opportunities.

Graduate Members

  • Highly subsidized membership subscriptions, publications and bulletins
  • Networking opportunities with other industry professionals
  • Graduate program development
  • Career development and guidance opportunities by industry professionals
  • Graduate members enjoy all the benefits of the WAIMM’s Young Professional Group

Associate Member

  • WAIMM members automatically receive discounted rates at all our workshops, seminars and conferences, publications and other event registrations.
  • Networking with peers at branch meetings and conferences provides a forum for establishing valuable contacts to further career development.
  • Membership Directory – all Members will have their names listed in the membership directory with their contact details under strict confidence and can publicize their consultancy services as well.
  • Unlimited access to our on-line resources and journals.
  • The opportunity to be part of a specialist Society of professionals towards the development, knowledge transfer, exposure to current trends and best practices in your field of practice.
  • Receives the monthly WAIMM newsletter on upcoming society events and news free of charge.

Core Member

  • WAIMM members automatically receive discounted rates at all our workshops, seminars and conferences, publications and other event registrations.
  • Networking with peers at branch meetings and conferences provides a forum for establishing valuable contacts to further career development.
  • Membership Directory – all Members will have their names listed in the membership directory with their contact details under strict confidence and can publicize their consultancy services as well.
  • The opportunity to enhance your skills through the WAIMM professional development programs (PD).
  • Unlimited access to our on-line resources and journals.
  • The opportunity to be part of a specialist Society of professionals towards the development, knowledge transfer, exposure to current trends and best practices in your field of practice.
  • Receives the monthly WAIMM newsletter on upcoming society events and news free of charge.
  • The opportunity to become a Chartered Professional.
  • Lifestyle Social benefits from selected hotels, recreational centers and car rental companies etc. across the West African sub region.
  • Members assign the Post-nominal ‘MWaIMM’ to indicate the professional and ethical standards.

Fellows

  • As a Fellow, you will join an international community of industry professionals, consultants and Experts in the mining and petroleum industry.
  • Journals – Fellows and Members receive a free on-line WAIMM journal subscription and unlimited access to other subsidized journals.
  • The Industry Professionals – the Society’s monthly magazine with news of the industry, views, events calendar and other technological trends is free for all Fellows.
  • Professional Development (PD) programs – training courses tailored for career development are subsidized for Fellows as part of the CPD scheme.
  • Fellowship Directory – all Fellows will have their names listed in the membership directory with their contact details under strict confidence and can publicize their consultancy services as well.
  • Email newsletter – Fellows will receive the monthly newsletter with industry news and upcoming events free of charge.
  • Job search – Fellows will have their CVs displayed at the CV database where prospective employers can access at any time for job recruitment opportunities.
  • Active participation in a specialist Society of professionals towards the development, knowledge transfer, exposure to current trends and best practices in your field of practice.
  • The opportunity for transformation change in knowledge through research, technical presentations, publications etc.
  • All Fellows have the opportunity to be elected to the grade of Chartered Professional.
  • The opportunity to participate in the professional development of students through mentoring and other training programs.
  • Lifestyle Social benefits from selected hotels, recreational centers and car rental companies etc. across the West African sub region.
  • Fellows are entitled to use the post-nominal ‘FWAIMM’ as a mark of the professional and ethical standards

WAIMM gives you the  opportunity to be part of a specialist Society of professionals towards the development, knowledge transfer, exposure to current trends and best practices in your field of practice.

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WAIMM really is the strongest representation of what mining is.

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