About membership

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.


Being a member of the REC means being among the best. The REC represents a network of more than 3,500 recruitment businesses and more than 10,500 individual recruiters through its Institute of Recruitment Professionals. Only REC membership offers the tools needed to build a compliant and productive recruitment business. 

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From latest news, events, and tools to support you and your business. Your membership portal has everything you need to make use of your REC Membership. 

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Become a member

At the REC, we believe that what you do matters. If you are interested in becoming a member and taking advantage of the full range of benefits

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Professional standards

Maintaining and improving industry standards is a pivotal part of the work we do at the REC, which means that all members’ sign up to the Code of Professional Practice and complaints and disciplinary process.

In addition, all members’ must pass the REC’s mandatory Compliance test
Which ensures all REC members conduct themselves ethically and adhere to best practice. 

This is just one way you can differentiate yourself from your competitors, o
ur binding Code of Professional Practice ensures all REC Members conduct themselves ethically and adhere to best practice. 

Member Case Studies

We have seen at first- hand the excellent work that the REC does behind the scenes on behalf of its members and would definitely encourage other members to get more involved and share their skills and experience.

Jan Stevens , corporate Services Director

We're in recruitment for the right reasons. I genuinely believe in what we do and want to give as much to our clients and candidates as possible. This is why we are proud to be members and be part of the REC.

Jacqueline Hilton FIRP , Fidelis Partners,

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