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:

      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

       

      Access to Springboard; your personal, online career centre.

      Take charge of your own career development and understand your career aspirations, motivations, preferences and values.

      Create the perfect CV, take an interview simulation, research companies, take the career quizzes and get career coaching advice.

      Build your management, teamwork, presenting, negotiation and other core career skills.

    • 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
      • Access to over 10,000 business and IT eBooks with Ebsco
      • 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
      • Our various Members Social Media (e.g. @BCSMembership)

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

    • 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
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