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Fellowship is the next major milestone in your professional recruitment career.

Being recognised as a Fellow of the industry’s British Institute gives a level of credibility and recognition that no words on a CV can.


BIOR Fellowship


Graduating to Fellowship

It’s only after five-years' as a senior member of the recruitment industry that you earn the right to use ‘FBIoR’ after your name and enjoy the additional prestige that comes with it.

Accomplishing Fellowship status is a major achievement which:

  1. Demonstrates to employers that you have extensive experience.
  2. Signifies you’ve made a long-term commitment to professionalism, compliance and ethics.


Achieving Fellowship

BIOR Fellow

To achieve Fellowship status, you will be required to complete a Fellowship Declaration which explains how you meet the following criteria:

  1. You have operated at a senior level in recruitment for over five-years'.
  2. You are currently operating as leader or senior adviser to the leadership team.
  3. You are currently involved in strategy and policy making.
  4. Provide 2 Professional Character references.
  5. You will be required to undertake a 30min Professional Discussion which will cover your experience and career. 

Download the Fellowship Declaration here, complete and email to: ​support@ior.org


Cost of Fellowship

Year one:
Professional Discussion & Review of Fellowship Declaration - £245
Fellow Membership Fee £79
Total: £324 plus VAT*

Subsequent years:
Annual Fellow Membership Fee £79

*If your agency is a member of The British Institute of Recruiters or you want to purchase multiple Fellowships please call us for discounted rates.


For more Fellowship advice or information call 0161 232 0991 or email: ​support@ior.org