Have YOUR say...
Local Networking Events
The IEP is launching its programme of local networking events. They will be facilitated by IEP Ambassadors and hosted by IEP partner organisations. The events are free to attend and we encourage members to bring a friend from across the employability sector.
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Name Our New Newsletter!
The IEP's newsletter is getting a new name, and we want members to help name it.
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What it means to be an IEP professional
The Institute of Employability Professionals is the professional home for individuals working across the Employment Related Services (ERS) or Employability Sector. IEP provides its members with:
- Credibility – by offering members recognised professional status
- Career support – by offering members opportunities to develop themselves
- Connections – by providing opportunities for members to network
- Community – by giving members a sense of belonging.
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Credibility amongst employers...
Once you have been through the application process successfully you will be able to use the relevant IEP letters after your name for Associate level and above. So if you achieve Associate level you can use the letters AIEP; if you achieve Member Level you can use MIEP and if you are elected as Fellow, you can use FIEP.
Of course, its not possible to join IEP or maintain membership without demonstrable evidence of experience, qualifications and/or Continued Professional Development (CPD). The Institute provides a wide range of opportunities to ensure that your CPD, is relevant, current and achievable.
IEPs professional community is robust and has credibility amongst employers, recruiters and commissioners. You're encouraged to display your professional membership certificate and IEP values and behaviours to show you customers your credentials and establish credibility.
Enhance your career prospects...
IEP will give you access to a range of resources to help you develop your career or just to help you to an even better job. Professional advice from people who understand your industry.
If you want to pursue a qualification, IEP can show you how to access approved qualifications such as EDIs Employment Related Services qualifications suite at Level 3 which includes an Award, Certificate and Diploma, and an Advanced Apprenticeship.
Alternatively you may wish to access training and development, in which case IEP can provide advice. You will also be able to access resources on the members only section of this website.
Making the RIGHT connections...
The heart and soul of IEP is its membership. As an IEP member you can access on-line forums and/or register for IEP events offering networking opportunities.
Launch events will take place at the AELP conference on the 19 and 20 June 2012 and at the W2W 2012 event on the 10 and 11 July 2012. Both events provide excellent opportunities to network and meet colleagues.
IEP will also set up a schedule of member meetings around the UK and we'll have our own conference to discuss the profession in spring 2013. Don't forget that the membership pin should be worn at all events so that you can identify yourself to fellow IEP members.
Join your fellow professionals...
As a member you are joining a professional community and as you'd expect you'll need sign up to IEPs Code of Conduct and practice its Values and Behaviours.
IEP's Standards and Qualifications Committee will ensure that members have access to relevant and approved training and development programmes and qualifications.
The Nominations and Membership Committee oversees applications for membership and IEP's Code of Conduct. If necessary it will also deal with any complaints against membership to enforce the code.
Your opinion counts...
IEP works to influence the national Employability and Skills agenda by working alongside ERSA, AELP and Inclusion to build relationships with key decision makers in other sector organisations, agencies and government departments.
Through your IEP subscription, your voice will be heard:
- You will have the opportunity to contribute to consultations of members on key policy areas adding to the collective voice of the leaders and practitioners who make up our membership.
- IEP is committed to updating existing, developing new qualifications and maintaining standards which are fit for purpose and which reflect the changing nature of the sector.
- You can stand for election and get involved in IEP’s development and subgroups.