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Recrutiment & Employment Confederation


Sector groups bring together recruiters with a common interest to lobby, champion best practice, and share knowledge.

Get the latest information affecting specialist driver and logistics recruiters and meet other REC members in this sector.

We fight your corner and champion the positive impact you have on the economy, business and people's lives. Together, we're upholding standards and compliance across the drivers and logistics sector, as our members drive the UK's economy by supporting everything from local shops to large multinationals. Our key campaigns include:

  • IR35
  • Repeal of Swedish derogation
  • Immigration
  • Attracting and retaining candidates
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • The role of umbrellas

Benefits of joining:

  • Stay informed on the latest issues affecting the sector
  • Prepare for upcoming legislation
  • Advice to help you develop your business
  • Play a role in shaping the REC's lobbying and campaigning
  • Feed into and support our research projects

Join the Drivers sector group

If you’re interested in joining the REC Drivers sector group, contact your REC account manager at or 020 7009 2100

Department for Education’s invitation to tender to train new, road-ready drivers

The Department for Education (DfE) has launched a funding and employment opportunity to recruit new HGV drivers, actively looking for training providers and employers to work with across the logistics sector. DfE is currently seeking suppliers – training providers - who will receive funding from the department to deliver affordable end-to-end training opportunities for anyone aged 19 and above in England. A key aspect of the Skills Bootcamp will be strong employer engagement as successful suppliers will be required to make contact with local employers to provide guaranteed interviews for candidates. If you’re interested in bidding for this funding opportunity, we strongly encourage visiting and registering on the department’s e-tender portal to start your process. The deadline for the tender is 12pm on 22 October 2021 and the contract duration is from November 2021 to March 2022. This comes in response to the acute staff shortages that the industry is experiencing and after significant REC campaigning for accessible, affordable trainings for new workers in the industry.

For more information, please visit the department’s Invitation to Tender.