About membership

Change is coming


We’re in the process of replacing the IRP with “REC Professionals”.


Following extensive consultation with our members, we’ve made this change so that individuals working within recruitment can become recognised as part of the REC, the largest recruitment professional body in the UK.


IRP members are proud to be part of a professional body – but they consistently told us that they would prefer to be closer to the REC because that’s the brand that their clients and candidates know and understand.


We want to enable more recruiters, whether agency-side or inhouse, to join the REC. This is important, because it will strengthen our collective voice, giving us more weight when campaigning on behalf of the recruitment industry.


To find out more about the changes we’re making, go to www.rec-business.co.uk

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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