"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 FBCS CITP, CIO, Leeds Building Society.
Make your mark on the IT industry.
Influence and shape the IT profession, use your skills and experience to help others to reach their potential, and enhance your own status.
Fellowship is recognition of achievement and contribution to the IT profession. It is for those who demonstrate a commitment to advancing standards; strategic leadership and best practice, and encourage this in others.
Providing recognition for you as an individual, Fellowship is evidenced by the letters FBCS after your name. However, Fellowship also asks something of you: that you look for opportunities to promote the profession. Fellows are expected to give something back to the profession by being involved and by demonstrating the importance of the profession to industry and the public, and by promoting the Institute’s values and mission.
As a Fellow you will have opportunities to support the IT profession through engagement activities on behalf of BCS. These may include representing BCS on matters within your area of specialism, contributing to thought leadership debates in the media or at conferences and other events or mentoring tomorrow’s professionals.
"When you are operating at this level you have an obligation to think about the wider industry, rather than just your own career and company."
Tom Clark FBCS CITP, CIO, Leeds Building Society
Submit your application online. You will need to include your CV / resume and provide sufficient evidence that you meet the eligibility criteria.
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 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.