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Why join CIPS

CIPS membership brings a range of benefits designed to support your professional development, helping you and your organisation achieve all-round excellence in procurement and supply.

By becoming a member, you’ll receive expert guidance to help you:

  • Do your job
  • Achieve the qualifications you need
  • Build your professional network and stay connected

You’ll also find that belonging to a professional institute brings long-term career advantages. According to independent research, individuals with professional qualifications and membership stand to gain £152,000 in additional earnings over the course of their professional life.*

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*Research commissioned by the Consultative Committee for Professional Management Organisations (CCPMO), an informal partnership of eight leading professional bodies in business disciplines, December 2008.

Enhanced career prospects

CIPS membership will greatly enhance your employment prospects and career development opportunities. As a CIPS member, you can:

  • Benefit from our internationally-recognised qualifications
  • Gain a competitive edge in the job market. Around 50% of job vacancies advertised by Supply Management specify CIPS qualifications
  • Enhance your income potential over the course of your career. According to research, MCIPS-qualified professionals can expect to earn up to £5,000 more a year than non-CIPS members (CIPS Croner Reward Survey, 2011.)

Exclusive access to professional news and resources

As a member, you’ll have access to a range of authoritative professional resources. For example, you can take advantage of:

Exclusive access to professional networks

You’ll also be able to build connections with like-minded procurement professionals through dynamic networking opportunities. These include:

Everyday support, guidance and benefits

CIPS offers benefits and expert guidance to help you achieve maximum effectiveness in your everyday work. For example, we provide: