5 IOE and IT member benefits to help your 'New Year, New You'

Fri 13 Jan 2023
Posted by: Phillip Adnett

Book displaying 'New Year, New You'

There’s something about the New Year that tends to focus the mind.

Whether it’s the warm afterglow of spending time with family and friends over the holidays, or the new challenges waiting for us as we return to our desks, many professionals look to break their old habits, create positive new ones and build a better version of themselves in the New Year.

As a member of the Institute of Export & International Trade (IOE&IT), we can help you do this.

Here, we list some of the benefits you can take advantage of to truly make this ‘New Year, New You’.

Jobs board

Are you looking for a fresh role? Or are you looking for a new colleague?

If the answer to either of those questions is ‘yes’, then IOE&IT’s job board might be just the thing for you.

Businesses can post vacancies here and any professionals can upload their CVs and search for jobs

With employers such as Barclays and ED&F Man listing jobs, and over a thousand registered jobseekers, the board is perfect for those looking to take the next step in 2023.

Training discounts

As of part of membership, IOE&IT offers discounts on our training courses and events so you can kick-start your learning and development in the year ahead.

As an example, members can save £100 if they attend a course on ‘Completing Customs Declarations’, ‘SPS Training’, or ‘Introduction to export licensing controls’.

So, if there’s an area of trade you’ve always wanted to learn about, why not schedule some time and take advantage of these discounts?

Lunchtime Learning

If you already love what you do, why not join one of our Lunchtime Learning sessions, offered exclusively to members?

Last year’s offerings included a series on the future of the UK border, trade practice and how to do business with the EU, post-Brexit, and offered practical steps on what you need to know to thrive in international trade.

Keep your eye out for announcements about the details of this year’s topics.

Networking events

IOE&IT is offering various networking events over the coming year: keep your eyes peeled for more.

In 2022, we held our first membership conference, MemberCon, in Birmingham. Members could attend and hear more about international and domestic developments in trading.

We will soon announce details on MemberCon23. You can also get early access to our new Special Interests Group in the 'Events' section of this email.

This year, we’re planning more and bigger events through the year, where you will be able to meet your fellow members, build your network and trade knowledge in a friendly and supportive setting. You’ll also be able to hear from some of the leading names from across the global trade community.


For those of you looking to add to your existing skillset, IOE&IT has its own CPD accreditation programme as part of our ongoing effort to professionalise international trade and help our members with their professional development.

Points are awarded for a variety of activities, including attending IOE&IT official meetings, completing our online courses or attending professional conferences.

If your New Year’s resolution was to fuel your career growth, make sure to take advantage of this and all the other benefits that come with IOE&IT membership.