The Recruiter Accreditation Scheme (RAS) has been developed by the Market Research Society (MRS) and the Association for Qualitative Research (AQR) to raise the profile and status of recruiters, by devising a training and accreditation scheme that recognises the knowledge, skills and competence of professional recruiters.

The RAS programme combines online training and assessment with self-directed work-based learning.  All of the RAS online training is available for use without financial charge. 

Completion of the RAS is estimated to require around 40 learning hours. Experienced recruiters do not need to undertake the online training if they believe that they have previously received adequate training to cover the RAS syllabus.  For these practitioners, the RAS assessment can be undertaken immediately.

To find out more about RAS and access the online training and assessment please visit the website or contact

Register of accredited recruiters and companies

To qualify as an accredited recruiter candidates must pass an online assessment. For companies, accreditation of an organisation will be given once 50% or more of the organisations' recruiters have successfully achieved accreditation. 

Accredited recruiters:

Anna Aitken, Taylor McKenzie Research & Marketing Ltd
Henry Angus, Roots Research
Amanda Baines, PwC Research
Jules Berry, Biznography Ltd
Julie Boreham, PwC Research
Mary Bowen, Recruiter
Jacqui Bowman, Focus4People Ltd
Ashley Busby, Kudos Research
Victoria Chapleo, Research Opinions Ltd
Lynne Chapman, Considered Response
Alexandra Coleman, MIS Group Intl. Ltd 
Harriet Connell, Research Opinions Ltd
Georgia Cook, RDSI (Research Development Services International), 
Accalia Cullen, Criteria Fieldwork Ltd
Marilyn Curry, Recruiter
Natasha Bailey, Roots Research
Julia Banks, Acumen Healthcare
Jade Butler, Angelfish
Susy Campbell, Roots Research
Victoria Cohn, Kudos Research
Katherine Cronin, Recruiter
Clare Deer, Research Opinions Ltd
James Diggle, Dig Fieldcraft Limited
Natalie Eaton, Perspective Research Services Ltd
Molly Ebdon, Angelfish
Xavier Fonder, RONIN International Ltd
Stephanie Foy, Research Opinions Ltd
Deanne Gold, iPoint Research
Amabel Hall, Angelfish Fieldwork
Phillipa Hart, Research Recruitment
Becca Hatton, Acumen Healthcare
Joseph Hinton, MIS Group Intl. Ltd
Fiona Hobbs, Independent market research recruiter
Shelley Hodgson, Saros Research Ltd
Amy Holmes, Prevision Research Ltd
Joakim Jägerhult, Kudos Research
Julie Jessop, Recruiter
Natalie Keen-Haudin, Roots Research
Diane Kerry, Recruiter
Louise Kirby, Roots Research
James Latham, JTL Research
Gayle Lester, Recruiter
Cindy Lewis, TFQ LTD Total Focus Qualitative
Chris Linger, Roots Research
Hannah Lloyd, Roots Research
Emma MacDonald, Taylor McKenzie Research & Marketing Ltd
Angela Macson, Angela Macson Market Research
Zoe Malkin, Roots Research
Chloe Marks, RDSI (Research Development Services International)
Jesse Moffat, Roots Research
Emma MacDonald, Taylor McKenzie Research & Marketing Ltd
Sophie Myers, Roots Research
Charlotte Neild, Research Opinions Ltd
Gill Newport, Gill Newport Market Research Services
Hana O’Connor, Roots Research
Nawal Omar, AMD Research
Cecilia Patterson,  MTC Marketing Research Solutions Limited
Linda Platts, P J Research
Becki Pickering, Acumen Fieldwork
Shirley Price, Recruiter
Carol Raithatha, Carol Raithatha Ltd
Helen Rowney, Recruiter
James Sainsbury, Criteria Fieldwork Ltd
Leonie Shelton, Recruiter
Gill Shepperd, Recruiter
Alan Shirley, Acumen Healthcare
Emma Smith, ES Research
Lizzie Somers, Acumen Healthcare
Penny Steele, Steele Fieldworks Ltd
Stephanie Surdeau, Criteria Fieldwork Ltd
Mel Stewart, Focus Group 7
Lauren Stone, Sparkler Ltd
Bev Tahor, Focus4People Ltd
Jacqueline Taylor, Market Research Recruitment
Kayleigh Tipling, Taylor McKenzie Research & Marketing Ltd
Mandy Tinnion, First For Fieldwork
Laura Tough, Taylor McKenzie Research & Marketing Ltd
Alex Tyler, Reactive Market Research
Hannah Walker, Roots Research
Stacey Warren, Trend Market Research Limited
Emily Welsh, Research Opinions Ltd
Chrystal Williams, Research Opinions Ltd
Rhona Williamson, Taylor McKenzie Research & Marketing Ltd
Martha Wilson, Research Opinions
Sophia Wise, Roots Research
Charlotte Wood, Leftfield Associates Ltd
Angela Zerfahs, Recruiter

RAS-accredited companies:

Acumen Healthcare
Criteria Fieldwork Ltd
Dig Fieldcraft Limited
ES Research
First for Fieldwork
Gill Newport Market Research Services
JTL Research
Kudos Research
MIS Group Intl. Ltd
MTC Marketing Research Solutions Limited
Prevision Research Ltd
Research Opinions Ltd
Roots Research
RONIN International Ltd


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