Becoming a member
To become a member of Advance you have to complete an application with us and then as soon as you make your first payment you are a member. We take payments by direct debit on 19th of each month (or the next working day) . If you wish to cancel your membership you can do so at anytime by contacting at the Advance office by email or phone, and cancelling your direct debit. We currently charge £6.70 per month. Once we have received your first payment you automatically have access to support and Advice from an Independent trade union via our helpline and accredited consultants. We can also represent you at any formal meetings once you meet a short qualifying period. Don't worry if you need help sooner please call us on 01442 891122 as we can make arrangements to provide telephone advice.
You can join advance one of three ways:
- Via Registering with our website and completing an online application form
- Via telephone
- Via a paper application
Once we receive your application, we will process it and lodge your direct debit. We will then take your first payment on the 19th of the month (unless we are too late to make a claim, in which case we will collect it the following month).
If you want to apply by post there is a PDF application form attached to this form that you can complete and post back to us.
You can join by phone Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6pm. Please remember your bank details when calling, along with your E number.
There are a couple of stages to our online application. Register with Website, Confirm your email address then complete an application form
Validate your email address
Give it a few minutes for the email to arrive and check your junk, just in case!
If you don't receive an email you can request for it to be resent
Just click on the link then select login in to use your one time only password.
The pick a password and enter it twice and hit save.
When you save the password, you will be taken to a new screen where you can then chose to complete your application form
Complete an application form online
Once you complete all the details and hit submit the application will be processed automatically.