About REC Membership

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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.

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