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What is IEP?
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A professional membership institute

IEP is the only professional membership institute for the employability profession. It represents its members to key influencers and sets the standards for the profession.

IEP members have a commitment to their profession. They are leading experts in their field.

IEP has members all over the UK and the Republic of Ireland working for leading private, public and third-sector employers. The entry process ensures that members can demonstrate their professional standing.

What do you get as a member?

Being a member of IEP is not just about putting letters after your name. Benefits are designed to help you in your job and to support your continued professional development.  Annual fees are just £52 for individual members, £35 for Corporate Affiliate employees and are tax-deductible.

Professional Recognition

Be recognised as a professional in the sector and expand your knowledge through training and networking events.  Strengthen your job applications by endorsing your skills, competence and experience.

Career Development

Drive your career forward, enhancing your pay and promotion prospects.  Demonstrate your commitment and provide evidence to support your achievements. Access IEP's dedicated CPD Programme.

Networking Opportunities

Share ideas and make connections at all levels through a programme of events, both sector specific and regional.

Professional Qualifications

IEP works leading education providers to offer a suite of qualifications developed to meet industry needs and further your career.

Knowledge Bank

Access a growing database of guides, best practice and new ideas from the sector.

Be Informed

Get information and practical advice on the issues that really matter in fortnightly bulletin Employability Professional, written by the employability sector for the employability sector.


Through this powerful personal development and empowerment tool, IEP provides an effective way to help people progress in their careers.

Job Vacancies

An efficient way for you to be notified of the latest vacancies and enabling you to apply for them quickly.  Store your CV securely.

Industry News, Blogs, Forums and Surveys

Read the stories that affect you directly.  Make your views known through surveys and forums or submit your ideas to the ‘Idea Box’.

Discounts and partnerships

You'll have the opportunity to receive significant discounts on webinars, conferences and events organised by our partners such as ERSA and AELP.


Click here for a full list of member benefits

Joining is easy

New members are welcome and the application process is simple.  

You can apply online today.