Whether you’re a trainee, newly qualified or experienced teacher, lecturer, support staff or leader – working in a local authority, academy or independent school, sixth form college or FE/HE – you can join the National Education Union.

FREE for trainees, students and apprentices

£1 in the first year after qualifying


Reasons to join 

The NEU offers a wide range of benefits and services to members.

Subscription rates

See the membership subscription rates.

How to join

Joining the NEU is easy.

Alternatively, you can join by calling our membership team on 0345 811 8111.

If you have an NEU rep in your workplace, they will be able to give you an application form and help you with any questions you have about joining the union.

If you are not sure which category of membership you need to apply for or have questions on NEU membership, see membership eligibility and FAQs.

Find out more about the terms and conditions of National Education Union membership.

Recruitment prize draw

Recruit a new member this term and you will both be entered into a prize draw to win a £100 gift card which can be spent at 120 high street stores, restaurants, cinemas and other retailers.