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Developing Your Career eBook

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT represents the IT profession and all those who work in it. Since 1957 we have been championing the needs of IT practitioners as they laid the foundations for the industry we work in today.

We can give you professional recognition for your achievements and guide you towards tomorrow's goals and even greater rewards.

Discuss, debate or just listen - our 70,000 strong membership community has a lot to say about the technology that powers our society.

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What you can receive from BCS membership

Career recognition

  • Industry leading post nominal letters to signify professionalism (AMBCS, MBCS and FBCS)
  • A structured career path to Chartered IT Professional (CITP) status

Career development services

  • Browse SFIAplus - Free access to the IT skills, training and development standard widely used in the UK and beyond
  • Career advice and support
  • Job search and advice

Networking opportunities and events

  • BCS currently has over 40 branches in the UK, more than 15 international sections and over 45 specialist groups
  • Many events held by, or in conjunction with, BCS including The Turing Lecture, The Lovelace Lecture, President's Dinner, IM Awards, IT Professional Awards and many more

Free information and research services

  • Free access to Books 24x7 - This library transforms the industry's most authoritative reference content into an interactive, web based, problem solving and instant learning environment
  • Access to a huge range of IT related academic journals and magazines from our internationally recognised supplier, EBSCO
  • Up to 3 high level IT research reports per month from Forrester, the independent technology and market research company


  • eBCS - Free weekly and monthly news e-bulletins available on a variety of topics
  • 6 Editions a year of ITNOW magazine - The magazine from BCS for the IT professional
  • Digital Computing - All members are eligible to receive a copy delivered directly to their desktop

Exclusive benefits

  • Free legal advice service for BCS members available 24x7, providing personal legal advice on subjects including UK Family, Employment, Consumer and Property Law
  • Discounts off professional indemnity insurance from various providers
  • Software discounts from leading suppliers
  • Free Members' Email Forwarding Facility (yourname@bcs.org.uk) with optional spam filter - maintain consistent contact details throughout your career
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