About REC Membership

A reliable source of information, analysis and insight about the world of work.

The REC is all about brilliant recruitment, which drives our economy and delivers opportunity to millions. As the voice of the recruitment industry, we champion high standards, speak up for great recruiters, and help them grow. Recruitment is a powerful tool for companies and candidates to build better futures for themselves and a strong economy for the UK.

The REC represents a network of more than 3,500 recruitment businesses and more than 10,500 individuals through its Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP). 

Only REC membership gives you the tools needed to grow a compliant and efficient recruitment business. We offer members comprehensive legal guidance, commercial risk insurance, world-class training and qualifications, cutting-edge research, events and more. The REC is also your voice to government and the media. We support good recruitment and professional standards, and ensure member compliance for a stronger, more reliable industry.

Interested in becoming an REC member? Click here to contact the REC today!

Click here to download your membership handbook 2019

The benefits of REC membership

  • Supporting your business
    An essential suite of practical business support and market-relevant insights, designed to enhance business performance.
  • Growing your people
    Recognised awarding and apprenticeship organisation. IRP learning and membership designed to attract and retain your best talent.
  • Raising your voice
    The recruitment industry's voice to government and the media, in times of technological, societal and political change.
  • Increasing client-focused value
    Unmatched compliance, access to professional services, market insight and client-focused support in good recruitment practice.

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Upcoming training and events


10 Essential Skills for Temporary Recruiters (Aberdeen)

16 August 2019

Training your staff – How to do a skills audit

It’s a good time to be in recruitment.

15 August 2019

Setting up a recruitment business – where to start

Despite the uncertainties around Brexit, the industry continues to grow and our experts forecast

15 August 2019

IRP September 2019: Workplace culture

You’ve been named in the UK’s Best Workplaces for Women and UK’s Best Workplaces, and won an Exc

Public sector, Education 14 August 2019