WES Fellowship

Fellowship is our highest grade of membership and will be awarded to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the field of engineering or a related sector, to the sustained encouragement of women in STEM, or in service to the Women's Engineering Society. The annual cost of Fellowship is £100 per annum, with a concessionary rate of £50 for retired or unemployed members.

Fellowship is open to women engineers who are entitled to the post nominal FWES. Associate Fellowship is open to women who are not engineers and men who are entitled to the post nominal AFWES. Our Fellows act as ambassadors for the promotion of improved diversity in engineering.  

View a list of WES Fellows


Application Process

Fellowship and Associate Fellowship of WES are governed by our Articles of Association. The application process is exactly the same for both classes of Fellowship.

Article 13 covers our membership classes and it says that “Upon application, the Directors may appoint to the class of Fellows any woman whom the Directors feel should be recognised for their meritorious achievements in the theory and practice of engineering or related sciences or who are occupying senior professional or management capacity positions in fields associated with engineering or related sciences or who are or have been assisting the Society in the advancement of its work and its aims and objects.

Article 13.9 further says: “Fellowship of the Society shall be offered automatically to a Director on election to the Board and any Member who is also a fellow of a professional engineering institution or equivalent. Fellowship offered in this manner may be accepted or declined.” Therefore if you are already a Fellow of a professional engineering institution, for example the IET or the IMechE, then you can join as a Fellow on production of your Fellowship credentials.

If you are not an engineer, then Associate Fellowship may be offered as an alternative.

If you wish to apply for Fellowship, please send your CV and a statement of around 350 words on how you meet the criteria of “meritorious achievements in the theory and practice of engineering or related sciences or who are occupying senior professional or management capacity positions in fields associated with engineering or related sciences or who are or have been assisting the Society in the advancement of its work and its aims and objects.” to the Membership Manager Tristan Holland at tristan.holland@wes.org.uk

Fellowship applications are decided by the Board at their quarterly meetings.