Employment body seeking recruiter feedback on qualificationsA UK employment body is seeking feedback from recruiters throughout the country as it looks to shape its qualifications programme for years to come.

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s (REC) Academy for Business has launched a "major review" in order to meet the growing demands of "burgeoning regulatory and business framework" as well as continuing towards greater professionalisation of the industry.

According to the body, its aim is to provide a better path for a recruiter’s career progression.

Judith Armitage, director of the professional development at the REC, said the review of its activity is designed to ultimately deliver a relevant and robust programme for professionals in the sector.

She added: "Recruitment is a fast-moving industry and in order for its people to succeed, we are creating a qualifications framework to help drive it forward."

One company that is taking steps to boost its workforce is KPMG, whose head of people for the UK Michelle Quest revealed the number of graduate place is set to increase and its general vacancies will total 3,500 for 2010.