The grade of Fellowship comprises the most senior and respected professionals in the field of IT.
Fellowship can be awarded if one or more of the following criteria is met:
Eminence: An eminent individual will have general recognition and acknowledgement across the IT community and beyond. They could have a broad knowledge or be recognised as an expert in a particular field, and should have made a significant contribution to IT and its perception to the general public.
Authority: An authoritative individual is recognised and respected for their knowledge, expertise, and leadership in a particular specialism, such as the development and application of a technique which has become widely used across the IT community.
Seniority: Typically, an individual in a senior IT leadership position, who for example, is managing 50 or more staff and / or has responsibility for a large project team or project design.
Your application will need to include the details of two supporters who can validate your experience. It is preferable, although not essential, that one of your supporters is an existing BCS Fellow. What is important is that your supporters should be of the professional standing of a Fellow and they must also know you well enough to provide an opinion on your suitability for Fellowship.
Your application will be peer assessed by our Fellowship Assessors. If more information is required you may be asked to take part in an online interview.
'To be recognised as a Fellow by the industry's chartered institute gives a level of credibility and recognition that no words on a CV can.'
Tom Clark, CIO, Leeds Building Society