Criteria of membership

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 the meet the following criteria:    


 Criteria of membership

  • They have been trading in the UK for at least one year
  • They are owned or operated by one or more individuals with more than one year of experience working in the recruitment industry
  • All corporate members are required to agree to adhere to the REC’s Code of Professional Practice, which is enforced through our complaints and disciplinary procedure.

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 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.

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