Becoming a member of the REC

The REC is the recruitment industry's leading voice. 

All UK recruitment businesses in the UK can apply to become members of the REC, provided they meet one of the following two criteria of membership, all members must sign up to the Codes of Professional Practice and take and pass the REC Compliance Test:    

You can view REC membership terms and conditions here.

Criteria of membership

  1. They have been trading in the UK for at least one year, OR 
  2. They are owned or operated by one or more individuals, with more than one year of experience working in the recruitment industry

Calculation of fees

Our membership fee is based on your company turnover. A one-off joining fee also applies. Membership is valid for 12 months. You will be required to pay a pro-rata amount to cover until 31 December upon renewal. Subscriptions are then due on 1 January for subsequent years. Membership fees can also be paid by quarterly direct debit.  

How to apply for membership

Call the REC Customer Contact Centre on +44 (0) 20 7009 2100 and ask to speak to the Business Development Team or request a call back by completing our register form.

See this article on the REC website



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