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Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
The promotion, facilitation and development of all forms of private dispute resolution
The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) is a not-for-profit, UK registered charity working in the public interest through an international network of branches. It has a global membership of around 12,500 individuals who have professional training or experience in alternative dispute resolution (ADR).We exist for the global promotion, facilitation and development of all forms of private dispute resolution to maximise the contribution that dispute resolution practitioners make.
Website: http://www.ciarb.org
Recruitment link: http://www.ciarb.org/education-and-training/course-finder/

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Chartered Institute of Building
Represents for the public benefit the most diverse set of professionals in the construction industry
The CIOB represents for the public benefit the most diverse set of professionals in the construction industry. Our members are construction professionals with a commitment to achieving and maintaining the highest possible standards. CIOB membership is for people who are serious about their career, have international ambitions and are committed to developing their skills and expertise.
Website: http://www.ciob.org
Qualifications and Training
The CIOB’s qualifications are the gold standard for professionals in construction management worldwide. Chartered Member status and the designations MCIOB and FCIOB are respected internationally as the mark of true construction professionalism. Through our accreditation of education and training courses, countless individuals have experienced, and continue to experience a rewarding career in the built environment. Our framework of education requirements reflects the needs of a progressive industry, and our inclusive approach recognises and qualifies members from a broad range of backgrounds. This helps to ensure that significant career development opportunities are available for anyone working in the built environment.
Career Resources
Through a partnership that was established in 1994, Hays Construction offers CIOB members a priority service to help you find the right construction job and access to the latest advice to ensure you reach your potential. CIOB members benefit from a national network of over 80 offices across the UK, an international presence in over 27 countries and an unrivalled database of construction jobs with the industry's top employers.
Type of Roles and Salaries
The built environment offers diverse career and work opportunities. These can be from utilising the latest technology to create sustainable buildings; how to preserve historic buildings for future generations; planning and implementing reconstruction projects after natural disatsers like earthquakes, to planning new roads to help people get from A to B more efficiently. There are a wide-range of roles within the construction industry including architects, engineers, surveyors, site managers, projects managers and planners.

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The professional body for all branches of building services engineering, creating sustainable environments: systems for heating, lighting, ventilation, water and energy . As a Licensed Institution of the Engineering Council, CIBSE can help you achieve Technician, Incorporated and Chartered status. There's a shortage of building services engineers, so expect rapid advancement your career.
Website: http://www.cibse.org
Recruitment link: http://jobs.cibsejournal.com

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Chartered Institute of Legal Executives
A leading provider of legal education, branch directory, training and general information.
CILEx is the professional body representing around 20,000 qualified and trainee Legal Executives, and is recognised by the Ministry of Justice as one of the three core routes to becoming a qualified lawyer.
Website: http://www.cilex.org.uk/

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