Become a new graduate member

Helping you achieve your career aspirations.

New graduates £16.74 per month

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

Read information in the New Graduate toolkit to help you secure your first post and develop in your new career.
Obtain advice from UNISON on your employment queries (some exclusions apply).

Rest assured - you have £5 million of professional indemnity insurance cover.


Professional development

Continue with essential reading and access key occupational therapy publications and international journals from our library.


News and networks

Join a BAOT new graduate network to make valuable contacts and receive peer support.

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

Call the professional enquiry line to answer your clinical and ethical queries.
Read the 'Professional Standards' to ensure you meet the quality standards for the profession.

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.


Download BAOT Membership form