Membership Services and Benefits 

Once you’ve joined The Chartered Institute for IT, you’ll have access to a range of great services and tools to support you now and throughout your career, as well as a host of networking opportunities.
  • Career

    We will provide you with tools to help you progress your career, such as:

    • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
    • Mentoring
    • Best Practice Portal / Corporate IT Forum (for Chartered and Fellows)
    • Discounted training opportunities
    • Browse SFIAplus
    • Find your perfect job using our job board, BCS Recruit

    You can also gain the recognition you deserve by:

    • Using post nominals, the BCS logo,and displaying your membership certificate.
    • As a Chartered Member and / or Fellow your name will be displayed in our Register of Chartered Members and Fellows.
    • Our Code of Conduct to demonstrate your professionalism
  • Networking

    As a member you’ll have regular opportunities to network in person with:

    • local Branch meetings (for members within the UK)
    • International Sections (for those of you outside the UK)
    • Specialist Groups (for everyone)

    These all include talks and discussion on a range of topics relevant to each group, a list of groups can be found here. Many of these meetings and events take place at the BCS London Offices, a facility members are entitled to visit at their own convenience. Please see information below.

    You can also network online using the BCS Members Group on LinkedIn, and interact with us on social networking with Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

     

    BCS London OfficeBCS London Office

    Nestled between Covent Garden and the Strand, BCS London offers an informal drop in space for members, as well as 6 flexible meeting rooms, which are available for hire. Find out more

  • Knowledge

    Once you’re a member you’ll have access to our online libraries:

    • ITNOW, our quarterly magazine which is available in print or digital
    • Discounted rates for access to the ACM Digital Library
    • Safari Books Online - 300 IT and business eBooks,
    • EBSCO - 5,000 business journals and magazine & 4,000 Computer and Applied Science titles
    • Industry reports - a new report each month, plus unlimited archive access

    Other news and developments from around the IT world and the rest of the membership is available through:

    • Our weekly member e-newsletter
    • The digital version of Computing
    • Our various Members Social Media (e.g. @BCSMembership)

    There is a selection of exclusive member discounts at the BCS Bookshop.

    If you become a Chartered IT Professional you can also access our Best Practice Portal.

  • Exclusive Professional Support

    Your membership will also entitle you to a number of services to support your professional life:

    • Email forwarding gives you a consistent and professional email address (@bcs.org) for the lifetime of your membership
    • Significant discount on Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII)
    • UK employment dispute services
    • Legal help - online or telephone
    • Framing & plaque service, for your Membership certificate
    • Discounts on a number of training courses, from a number of providers
    • Membership Extras offers savings on money and time for both personal and professional activities
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