The ten northern England branches cover between them an area from the Scottish border down to Cheshire in the West and South Yorkshire in the East.

Our purpose is to share best practice, support branch chairs and committees in meeting their objectives and provide a voice and wider debate on the CIPD national agenda and its implementation.

The NAP committee includes representatives from each branch (usually the Chair). A key aim of the partnership is to facilitate high quality networking and CPD opportunities across the north and we achieve this through our regular meetings, an annual development day for all committee members and our annual conference.

CIPD Northern Annual Conference

Annual Conference: 11 May 2020 | Location: Manchester

Student Conference North of England: 23 March 2020 | Location: Leeds

Both conferences will run for a full day, offering practical insights on how to create healthier, more inclusive and innovative organisations. With a combination of keynotes, case studies and interactive sessions, you will be able to create your own path through the programmes to focus on the issues that are most relevant to you. 

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Branch support

NAP are not able to offer upgrading events, but each branch should have a committee member leading on membership engagement. They will have a good understanding of all routes to CIPD membership, and how to progress. If you are particularly interested in understanding how to upgrade to Chartered levels of membership our excellent web pages explain the steps involved that start with checking for suitability and then sending your CV for screening. Branch Membership Engagement leads in our NAP branches may be able to help you with CV guidance. The web pages also fully explain the assessment processes available for upgrading and the fees payable. 

>> Visit the Upgrading to Chartered Member page. 

>> Visit the Progress your membership page.

We are committed to supporting students and CIPD centres by enhancing the learning experience for those undertaking professional qualifications and demonstrating the benefits of CIPD membership.

The CIPD Student Conference North of England takes place on 30 March 2019 in Liverpool.  

Our popular CIPD Student Conference is making a return this year with great programme and fantastic speaker line-up. It’s a great opportunity for CIPD students to meet branch reps, network and learn from local HR leaders. Read more about it here

Tickets start from only £35 + VAT and include a full day of learning, lunch, refreshments and networking. This is an event not to be missed for CIPD students. View the programme and book your place here

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