Achieving a level of CIPD professional membership (Associate, Chartered Member or Chartered Fellow) is an achievement you can be proud of. Here are just some examples of CIPD professional members who are sharing their experiences of what motivated them to become a professional member.
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“I feel very proud of myself. I found the experience very positive and it has given me the confidence to move forward.”
Rachel Brazier Chartered MCIPD
“I am over the moon to now be a Chartered Member of the CIPD. Thank you very much! Having the CIPD's recognition for hard and honest work is something of tremendous value and the best morale boost I could have at this point in my professional life. Gathering the required evidence for my application has taken me through an invaluable journey of professional and personal self-reflection and I am so proud to be part of an organisation that sets such high standards from their members.”
Luzma Grayston Chartered MCIPD
“I am really pleased to be able to use the designation now and I must say my experience of upgrading has been excellent, communication from the CIPD on the process has been first rate, including your note to me after the assessment which was a really nice end to the process.”
Gareth Germain Chartered MCIPD
“I’m delighted with the news. The format was made very clear and sufficient time was given to respond to the questions asked. I’m looking forward to adding my new designation on my web site, Linkedin profile and business cards.”
Grania Sweeting Chartered MCIPD
“I moved from Graduate to Associate because being a professional member and having letters after your name means so much to potential employers. It really helped me get the job I wanted.”
Lindsey Barnes Assoc CIPD (opted to move from Graduate to Associate)
The Chartered upgrading process
“That's fantastic news thank you. The process has been great for me and my busy life style I would definitely recommend the phone assessment to anyone. A big thank you to you and the lady who did my assessment for seeing me through.”
Rebecca King, Chartered FCIPD
“My feedback is that the process was robust enough to give assurance that the membership status is justified but easy to access and evidence against if you have the relevant experience. The interview was thorough and a good balance between challenge and support.”
Joanne Daly Chartered MCIPD
"Wow, that’s great news thank you! The interview process was a pleasure (but probing) and you do end up learning about yourself too!"
Philip Morris, Chartered FCIPD
“If there is one thing that summarises the life of a reward specialist, it is being 'time poor'. So the opportunity to be assessed for an upgrade by telephone is very welcome. I think it would also suit different styles and preferences, rather than having to capture your experiences in written form. You have the opportunity to interact with an experienced assessor and practitioner who can help draw out examples of experiences, skills and behaviours that might not have come to mind if preparing in isolation.”
John Fitzgerald Chartered FCIPD