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Make 2018 the year to shine

We all start a New Year full of high hopes and New Year resolutions. Even with the best of intentions, life often gets in the way and those well laid plans fall by the wayside. So this year, why not do something positive (just once) that will have an impact on the rest of the year and beyond? Whether you are a sole trader looking to make 2018 the best business year yet, an apprentice just starting out in the industry, or you are planning your next big career move, membership of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing & Heating Engineering (CIPHE) can be just the thing to help your ambitions come to life.

The CIPHE is the only professional, chartered body for the UK plumbing and heating industry. Joining confers a special status upon members, who pride themselves on their professionalism, competence and expertise. With a range of categories to suit applicants at every stage of their career journey (from Trainee to Fellow), there is a route in to CIPHE membership for everyone working in the plumbing and heating industry.

Attaining the status of Associate, Member or Fellow means benefiting from the use of the CIPHE logo* and professional designatory letters. The CIPHE will also support applicants who don’t reach this level at the point of application, establishing goals to achieve in order to get there. Those who qualify will be enrolled on the Register of Plumbers or Register of Heating Engineers along with being given the option to be included on the CIPHE consumer facing website and directory database. Free membership is available for the CIPHE’s Approved Contractor Person Scheme (ACP) which also includes free registration with WaterSafe.

For those hungry for the latest industry innovations, membership includes access to free technical information including p&he Journal, the CIPHE’s e-learning platform, techtalk, smarttalk and revision packages for apprentices.

Membership perks include preferential rates on selected manufacturer training courses, and discounts on a range of services including insurances, accountancy, pensions, legal advice and vehicle purchase and leasing. This is in addition to, access to the mycareerpath tool for recording attainment towards professional goals, and for those included in the directory database the opportunity to be included in the CIPHE "corporate" advertising schemes in Yellow Pages and Thomson Directories at advantageous rates.

If its recognition and career progression you want, you can follow your engineering dreams with access to the CIPHE’s Apprentice, Journeyman and Master Plumber schemes. You can also gain access to advise/support around applications for Engineering Technician, Incorporated Engineer or Chartered Engineer status.

So why not apply for CIPHE membership today? Thousands of your peers have already done so, and it may just make 2018 your year to shine. To find out more call 01708 472791, email membership@ciphe.org.uk or go online at www.ciphe.org.uk/join