REC wins new recruitment apprenticeships bid

The government is awarding the right to set future apprenticeship standards for the recruitment industry to a group of companies brought together by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).

The group will now develop two further trailblazer apprenticeships for two occupations, recruitment consultant and recruitment resourcer.

REC Chief Executive, Kevin Green said: “Apprenticeships that are driven less by the educational system and more by real-life work experience are good for employers and employees. I’m delighted the government’s recognised the important role we can play in further developing industry qualifications that meet the needs of recruiters as well as providing individuals with skills they can take from job to job. Trailblazers should attract new talent into the sector and encourage a wider range of people to join the recruitment industry.”

Skills Minister Nick Boles said: “I congratulate the REC for the key role it is playing in developing new top-quality apprenticeships. Through the trailblazers initiative, organisations like the REC, in collaboration with their industry partners, will give people the skills they need to thrive and our businesses need to compete.”