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Recruitment & Employment Confederation

About us

We drive standards and empower recruitment businesses to build better futures for their candidates and themselves. We are champions of an industry which is fundamental to the strength of the UK economy.

We provide legal advice, business support and training to help recruiters, and we celebrate the individuals involved in this industry, which contributes £39 billion to the UK economy.

REC members are recognised for their professionalism and the value they provide to clients and candidates. If a recruitment agency displays the REC logo, it's a sign of quality. It demonstrates that they have passed our Compliance Test and adhere to our Code of Professional Practice.

We work with recruiters and employers across the UK. Our team includes legal, compliance, policy, qualification and account management experts who have specific experience working with recruiters to help their businesses thrive.

Why choose us

We offer a range of training courses throughout the year across the UK, tailored for recruiters.

All of our training can be delivered in-company on request and can be made bespoke to the needs of your organisation.

We have a series of training we offer, such as Recruitment Law and Compliance, Recruitment Essentials, Start Up a Recruitment Agency and REC Academy. 

* Recruitment Law and Compliance

Our recruitment law courses have been developed by industry experts to deliver up-to-date guidance on the legislation recruiters need to know.

*Recruitment Essentials

These courses are designed to bring new recruiters up to speed, introducing industry best practices, the fundamentals of running a temp or perm desk, successful interviewing, headhunting and candidate sourcing, and management.

*Starting Up a Recruitment Agency

Starting up a recruitment agency is an exciting time. Our two day course provides everything you need to set up a viable recruitment business.

*REC Academy

Our new academy courses are designed to support you at every stage in your recruitment career.