About REC Membership

Join the 3,300+ recruitment businesses championing brilliant recruitment

Why join the REC? 


The REC represents a network of more than 3,300 recruitment businesses and more than 11,500 individual recruitment professionals through its Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP). Only the REC gives you the mark of quality which tells your clients that you strive to deliver the right people every time, that you really care about what you do and have an unmatched level of professionalism. We set the standard and champion good recruitment.


Your REC membership gives you the tools needed to grow a compliant and efficient recruitment business. By becoming an REC member, you get unlimited access to:

  • Comprehensive legal guidance and model documents
  • Commercial risk insurance
  • World-class recruitment training and qualifications for your consultants
  • Cutting-edge market research to support business planning for the future
  • Tools to drive your client and candidate attraction strategy
  • Resources and advice on scaling up your recruitment business
  • Networking opportunities with your industry peers through our nation-wide events programme
  • Member-exclusive offers from REC-accredited business partners, and more.

Joining instructions: 


All UK recruitment businesses can apply to become members of the REC. Check out our criteria of membership here

Ready to register your recruitment agency as an REC member? Request the membership application pack from our team by clicking here


To register yourself as a member of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP), please contact the IRP team.   

If you're looking to set up a new recruitment agency and wish to take part in our Start Up Your Own Recruitment Agency programme, please contact our team via this form. Alternatively, you can call us at 020 7009 2100 or email us at info@rec.uk.com to book your place at our next Start Up course


REC member benefits

Here's whats included in your corporate membership with the REC

  • Legal Support for Recruitment agencies

    In-house legal support

    Your REC membership includes unrivalled legal support, advice, and guidance.

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  • Recruitment Research & Insights

    Market-leading research

    Stay abreast of the latest recruitment trends including national, sectoral and regional insights.

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  • Policy support for recruitment agencies

    Policy support

    Extensive and dedicated support for members on all major campaigns including Brexit, IR35 and Good Work Plan.

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  • Professionalism and compliance in recruitment

    REC Compliance - Your mark of quality

    Showcase your unmatched professionalism and champion good recruitment to boost client and candidate confidence.

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  • Recruitment training

    Recruitment training and education

    Choose from our range of recruitment courses to upskill your staff and boost staff retention.

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  • Sector support for recruitment agencies

    Sector support

    Sector support includes issue-specific webinars, meetings and policy guides – keeping your business at the forefront of the latest sector news.

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  • Networking opportunities

    Networking opportunities

    Nation-wide events and workshops to network with your peers and industry leaders.

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  • REC business partners

    Member-exclusive discounts

    Benefit from members-only discounts and offers through our approved business partners.

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