Early Careers Network

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The IAQM Early Careers Network (ECN) is a community of air quality professionals in the early stages of their careers. The network exists to develop members’ knowledge and skills in a supportive and accessible environment.

Benefits of the network

The IAQM Early Careers Network group provides a whole host of tailored benefits on top of the standard services provided through IAQM and IES membership.


Meet likeminded colleagues in a similar stage of their career and forge connections that you can take with you throughout your career.


Attend our targeted online and in-person events for early career professionals, including webinars, workshops and meet-ups.


Access trusted training and CPD opportunities for your career development through our short course endorsement and free webinars.


Opportunity to enter into this prestigious essay competition in honour of the late air quality practitioner Dr Ian McCrae.


Sign up to be a mentor or mentee with our online platform delivered through your IES membership and enhance your development.


Be part of our community to improve your skills and widen your knowledge in a welcoming and supportive environment.

Julian Mann, Senior Air Quality Consultant at AECOM

"The Early Careers Network is a great community to be part of - knowing that you have a forum to help develop your skills can give you confidence to challenge yourself, as well as the opportunity to learn from a wide range of professionals through workshops, events and meetings. I would definitely recommend joining to anyone early on in their career."

Meet the Subcommittee

The IAQM Early Careers Network Subcommittee are a group of professionals who are responsible for shaping the development of the ECN. They are based throughout the United Kingdom and come from backgrounds ranging from Local Authority to Consultancy, offering a range of expertise. The group works closely with other IAQM subcommittees to feed into collaborative activities. Each year the Early Careers Network publishes a call for members to apply to join the subcommittee.


IAQM ECN Newsletters

The Subcommittee produce a quarterly newsletter to share key news, events and opportunities that are relevant to the group. Members are welcome to get in touch about sharing any content that they would like to see included. You can access previous editions here:

March 2023

June 2023

September 2023

January 2024

April 2024

Upcoming events

We run frequent events for the Early Careers Network across the year, including online and in-person opportunities. Take a look at our events page to see what’s upcoming. 

Previous events

You can find a list of our previous events and access the presentations and recordings from them over on our ECN Resources page.  

Be part of the Network

The IAQM Early Careers Network provides opportunities to connect with fellow professionals in the first stages of your careers in air quality management.

How to participate

The Early Career Network is for IAQM Affiliates, Associates and Full Members in the first 10 years of their careers in air quality. Members aged 31 or under are automatically added to the network. Other members who meet the criteria can request to join.

You can also join our dedicated LinkedIn group to stay up to date.

Not yet an IAQM member?

Join the IAQM today to gain access to our Early Career Network. Find out more about IAQM membership.