Why is a CIPS qualification beneficial to your job hunt?
A qualification from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) will be greatly beneficial to your CV. As an internationally recognised qualification, it will place your CV above others highlighting your dedication to the profession and expertise.
But more than just making your CV stand out, a CIPS qualifications can be very helpful when looking for a new job. Here we list the reasons why you should use it to your advantage.
How can a CIPS qualification boost your application?
Recruiters prefer CIPS members
In the latest CIPS/Hays Procurement Salary Guide and Insights, it was revealed that 66% of UK recruiters state a preference for MCIPS candidates. Therefore, a CIPS qualification is a decisive differentiator when it comes to applying for jobs.
CIPS members benefit companies making them highly desirable
Procurement is becoming an incredibly important part of the business as more and more leaders are recognising its role in mitigating costs and recognising business opportunities. A CIPS qualifications affirms your ability to undertake these tasks.
Furthermore, CIPS’ Measuring the Benefits report found that one of CIPS Corporate Award clients had increased efficiencies by 22% and training by 27% whilst reducing staff turnover by 45%. As such, CIPS membership is highly valued by businesses and could be your ticket to a higher salary and better benefits.
Demonstrates certain skills and personal attributes
A CIPS qualification demonstrates your ability to understand and perform the responsibilities of a procurement and supply professional. It proves that you have undergone the necessary training to complete your role to a high standard and with little error.
A CIPS qualification also shows your commitment to the profession. Whether you have completed the qualification out of your own pocket or through your employer, taking the time and effort to finish the qualification highlights a desire to succeed in your career.
Sets you apart from other candidates
As a result of the above, a CIPS qualification can set you apart from other candidates applying for the same role. With recruiters actively looking for CIPS members and the qualification labelling you as a dedicated, certified candidate, your CV will easily find its way to the top of the pile.
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What CIPS qualifications are on offer?
Whether you want to study full time at college or university, or would prefer on-the-job training, there’s a pathway into procurement and supply to suit you.
CIPS offers a number of procurement and supply qualifications that can get you on the right path to excel in your career whatever level you’re at. These include:
- CIPS Level 2 Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations
- CIPS Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations
- CIPS Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply
- CIPS Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply
- CIPS Level 6 Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply
You can also partake in shorter training sessions, explore them here.
If a professional qualification or training is not for you, you can learn about procurement and supply through the CIPS Knowledge hub which provides best practice insights, guidance and tools or Supply Management magazine for insights delivered to your mailbox.
If you would like to start or progress your career in procurement and supply, search for your next job with Supply Management Jobs now.