Become a new graduate member
Helping you achieve your career aspirations.
As a professional BAOT member, you can obtain guidance and advice to help build your confidence and enter your OT career.
In addition, your increased knowledge will set you apart from the competition when seeking your first job. Through being a member of BAOT, you are demonstrating your aspiration to seek the gold standard in practice and professional development.
Claim tax relief on your subscription
If you have earned income within the UK, you can reclaim the income tax you have paid on your BAOT/COT membership subscription. Following extensive negotiations with Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) over the years, the level of tax relief has been agreed to 75% of the amount of he annual subscription paid.
Peace of mind
Rest assured - you have £5 million of professional indemnity insurance cover.
Continue with essential reading and access key occupational therapy publications and international journals from our library.
News and networks
Increase you professional skills, knowledge and practice by joining a BAOT regional group or a specialist section. You can also join the bespoke new graduates network which provides specially tailored events in your area organised by fellow new graduates with the support of regional members.
Exclusive practice guidance
Refer to the research, evidence and policy on key areas of practice to help you support your service users.
Spreading the word
Participate in our online peer networks to find out what's happening and exchange ideas and experiences with other members.