Graduate 2021-07-13T13:28:57+01:00

Membership for Class of 2021 Graduates

Class of 2021 is the Institute of Hospitality membership offer for students who graduate in 2021 and are looking to start a successful career in hospitality, leisure or tourism. Graduates are eligible for Associate membership and once you join, you can use the letters AIH after your name to raise your status in the industry.

Our offer includes all the benefits of Associate membership at a discounted rate of £25 (usually £185) from the date of your application approval and until 31 December 2022. Use promotion code CLASS21 on the online application form to get the special rate of £25.

Those who graduated in 2020 are also eligible for this offer using the same code shown above.

If you are currently a student member of the Institute, contact us directly to upgrade your membership. Call +44 (0)20 8661 4900 or email including your full name, date of birth, graduation date and place of study.


Kick start your career today!

Class of 2021, our graduate membership scheme, is designed to support those entering our industry. Membership offers benefits to graduates and employers.

Member benefits

  • Global professional recognition as Associate (AIH) member of the professional body.
  • Mentoring scheme with top industry experts.
  • Regional networking events to connect with hospitality professionals.
  • Online access to an extensive library full of market intelligence, e-books, e-journals and management guides.
  • A growing collection of audiobooks focusing on leadership, personal and professional development.
  • Professional development webinar programme – free registration for members.
  • Exclusive quarterly HQ magazine via the IoH Connect app and monthly online newsletters.
  • Discounts on lifestyle and business products and services, as well as wellbeing, legal and financial advice through IoH Privileges.
  • Huge discounts on Institute of Hospitality membership subscriptions for your first three years with us.

Employer benefits

  • Increases retention – research shows that membership of a professional body increases allegiance to a career and reduces attrition.
  • Through membership your graduates will have easy and free access to a vast array of resources, helping them become better informed about the industry they have joined.
  • Our Mentor Me programme provides pastoral support, helping graduates to settle into work.
  • Introducing graduates into membership is an easy and inexpensive way of demonstrating your commitment to their professional development.

Meet a Graduate Member

Louise Balderson AIH

Katie Booth AIH

Chloe Coxhill AIH

Xanthe Francis AIH

Jessica Munt AIH

Saffron Stone AIH

How to join

This offer is available to graduates across the world. Use promotion code CLASS21 on the online application form to get the special rate of £25.

Hospitality employers interested in sponsoring membership for their graduates should contact Rosalyn Berry FIH – Companies who have sponsored membership for their new graduates include Hilton, PPHE, De Vere, Jury’s Inn and BaxterStorey.

If you are currently a student member of the Institute, please contact us to upgrade your membership as you cannot complete the upgrade online. Call +44 (0)20 8661 4900 or email including your full name, date of birth, graduation date and place of study.

Professional recognition

All members are awarded a membership certificate and a personalised membership card featuring a unique number ID. Fellows, Members and Associates are eligible to use the following post-nominals respectively for their grade of membership – FIH, MIH or AIH. These are an industry-recognised acknowledgement of the level of professional experience achieved.

IoH membership allows you to build your hospitality network substantially, crucial in the beginning stages of your career!

Chloe Coxhill AIH, BaxterStorey

I am able to keep up-to-date with hospitality trends through the newsletters and quarterly magazines from the Institute of Hospitality.

Xanthe Francis AIH, Senior Footman for the Royal Household

I would highly recommend membership to other graduates, even if just to keep up to date with what is happening in the industry. Graduates can use the mentoring scheme if they feel overwhelmed or unsure about entering the industry and need guidance from a professional.

Jessica Munt AIH

I am enjoying being a member of the Institute of Hospitality. It has really allowed me to connect with what is happening in the industry all over the world. For me I use it frequently for my own personal development goals. I love listening to the webinars as they are always really informative and challenge me to see things from a different perspective.

Katie Booth AIH, Amaris Hospitality

Institute of Hospitality membership been one of the best parts of my graduate journey. It’s opened so many doors and given a real insight to the Hospitality Industry.

Saffron Stone AIH, PPHE

First Year

£25Subscription for the year

Second Year

£50Subscription for the year

Third Year

£ 75Subscription for the year

Great Membership Benefits

The Institute of Hospitality provides a broad range of benefits and services for members.

Career Success

Resources to help you achieve your career goals.

Recognised Status

Credentials that provide unrivalled employer, peer and client confidence (AIH).


 CPD through events and webinars, quarterly printed journals, management guides and a bespoke e-Resources collection.


Meet over 10,000 fellow professionals worldwide at live events and in our online communities.

Giving back

Membership supports our work as an educational charity.

Looking for your next job?

Our official jobs board can help you find what you’re looking for.

UK jobs board
global jobs board