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Joining IEP
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A professional community

Joining IEP enters you into a community of like-minded individuals and provides clear pathways to professional progression.  As a member of IEP, you are part of a network of passionate professionals, with opportunities to share best practice.

IEP membership reflects your commitment to the employability profession and is increasingly valued by employers and recruiters when hiring managers and staff at all levels.  You’ll also benefit from regular updates, corporate and regional networking events and online forums.

Once you’ve decided to take up membership and become part of IEP’s professional community, the application process is straightforward.

Apply online

Simply complete the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM. This will be reviewed by the IEP against the criteria for each level of membership.   If you can evidence the right experience and/or qualifications, and fulfil the eligibility criteria for the relevant membership level you will be welcomed into the IEP.

There are three levels of individual membership, with discounts on membership available for staff in Corporate Affiliated Organisations.

Associate Membership - AIEP

Associate Membership is available, at the discretion of IEP's Membership and Nominations Committee to any individual with an interest in the employability sector.

There are no specific entry requirements for Associate Membership, although it is expected that applicants would have a connection with the sector, for example, through their work, a course of study or learning programme. Associates usually have at least one year's relevant employability experience.

Annual Fee: £52  Corporate Fee: £35

Full Membership - MIEP

Full Membership is available to individuals who can demonstrate that they have had a minimum of THREE year’s relevant experience and can provide a reference confirming that experience from a manager or client stating that they have delivered to a good standard and achieved the required standards for their post.

Full Members must meet the requirements of Continuing Professional Development set out by IEPs Standards and Qualifications Committee from time to time.

Annual Fee: £52  Corporate Fee: £35

Fellowship - FIEP

Fellowship is available to individuals who are able to demonstrate both a significant level of experience and personal commitment plus evidence of contribution to the employment related services sector as demonstrated by:

  • Involvement in the successful management of employability services at a senior level within the employment services or a related sector
  • Participation/support for external activities that promote the work of the sector and its value to society
  • Capacity to play a role in advancing/promoting the sector
  • Intention to maintain and develop their Continued Professional Development (CPD)
  • Intention to promote and support the development of individual IEP members.

Applicants for Fellowship must supply a current CV and the names of two referees who are able to confirm their experience and contribution to the employment related services sector.  Fellowship applications are approved at the discretion of IEP's Membership and Nominations Committee Fellowship sub group.

Please visit the Fellowship pages to apply online.

Annual Fee: £200


Download the IEP Membership Booklet here