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Association of Corporate Treasurers
The chartered body for treasury professionals
ACT qualifies, supports and represents professionals working in treasury, risk and corporate finance. The leading examining body for treasury, we provide benchmark qualifications, professional development and networking opportunities including training courses, conferences, events, publications, technical guidance and treasury job updates.
Website: http://www.treasurers.org
Recruitment link: http://www.treasurers.org/careers
Qualifications and Training
Confidence in treasury management begins with ACT qualifications. Being ACT qualified is a benchmark of competence; a standard upon which employers, colleagues and clients can rely which is why we have members in 89% of the FTSE 100. Our treasury and finance training courses suit people of all levels. Whether corporate, banking or advisory, we focus on providing technical and practical skills that can be put to immediate use to bring instant benefits to the individual and the business.
Career Resources
ACT professional network is the route to treasury excellence. As the leading professional body for treasury, we provide a wide range of career development and networking opportunities centred around qualifications and training courses; conferences, breakfast briefings and thought-leadership forums; publications, technical updates and best-practice guidance. From graduates to seasoned practitioners, you can keep up-to-date with current treasury practice, find the latest treasury jobs and get practical career advice from the ACT website and The Treasurer magazine
Type of Roles and Salaries
Corporate treasurers manage the company’s financial risk and are integral to the development of business strategy. Future steps on the career ladder could include Group Treasurer, Finance Director and even Chief Executive. If you want to work in a fast-paced environment and be one of the top earners in finance, treasury is for you. Qualified treasurers with experience can expect a six-figure salary with additional higher earning opportunities.

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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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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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As the professional body for HR and people development, CIPD has over 130,000 members - working in human resources (HR), learning and development (L&D), people management and consulting across private businesses and organisations in the public and voluntary sectors in the UK, Ireland and internationally. As an independent and not-for-profit organisation, we’re committed to championing better work and working lives for the benefit of individuals, businesses, economies and society.
Website: http://www.cipd.co.uk/hr-careers
Recruitment link: http://hr-jobs.peoplemanagement.co.uk

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Chartered Management Institute
Dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence.
We inspire, create confidence and support young people aged 14 to 21, by providing professionally accredited CMI Management & Leadership qualifications to the next generation of managers and leaders! Campus CMI has already inspired over 4,000 students who have successfully achieved either a CMI Level 2 or Level 3 qualification.
Website: http://www.managers.org.uk/Individuals/Qualifications/Campus-CMI.aspx

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The IET is working to engineer a better world. We inspire, inform and influence the global engineering community, supporting technology innovation to meet the needs of society. As one of the world’s largest professional organisations for engineers and technicians, membership of the IET can help you develop your career to the next level, giving you access to a huge range of tools and services which have been developed with your needs in mind.
Website: http://www.theiet.org
Recruitment link: http://www.theiet.org/careerzone

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The Organisation for Professionals in Regulatory Affairs
TOPRA is the global organisation for Regulatory Affairs professionals
TOPRA is the global organisation for Regulatory Affairs professionals and for those who have an interest in Regulatory Affairs in the healthcare sector. TOPRA is a non-profit, non-political organisation which seeks to advance the status of the regulatory profession through education, and provision of information to its members.
Website: http://www.topra.org
Recruitment link: http://www.topra.org/careers

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