About membership

The Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP) is the representative body for individual recruitment professionals. Representing over 11,500 members who deliver the UK’s recruitment services, the IRP helps recruiters demonstrate their commitment to best practice and world-class recruitment standards, through our code of ethics and professional development recruitment learning courses and qualifications.

A career in recruitment

Winning new business and keeping your clients on track has never been more important, so whether you are just starting out, running a fast growing business, looking for a change in direction or just wanting to cement your experience, IRP qualifications and learning provide you with the very best possible platform, from which to leap forward and help you achieve your goals.

Member Case studies

We are proud to be in the recruitment industry, proud to be a recruiter and the IRP membership is like a badge of honour. It also highlights the length of time you’ve worked in the industry for and representing what level you are. Also if I decided to undertake any additional professional recruitment training then I would certainly choose the IRP.

Helen Lacey , Red Berry Recruitment Ltd

In today’s competitive marketplace, an affiliation with a professional association like the IRP shows employers that you are serious about your career. It also affords you a professional identity that reinforces your credibility among your peers and Our career routeway will help you boost capability and realise your full potential in the recruitment industry.

Richard Charnock , Head of Product and Services , REC

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