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Kate Shoesmith

Director, Recruitment & Employment Confederation

Kate has been with the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC), the UK professional body for recruitment, since March 2013. The REC sets standards for UK recruiters and provides thought leadership on the labour market. At the REC, Kate is responsible for sales, marketing, and customer engagement. Kate is also a spokesperson for the organisation, regularly appearing in the UK media and speaking on platforms to talk about the jobs market, employment and skills. Kate has a background in policy and public affairs, in not-for-profit organisations. Prior to joining REC, Kate was Head of Policy & Corporate Affairs at City & Guilds. She has been a governor for two London further education colleges and an adviser to a number of external forums, including Business in the Community, UNESCO Education for All, Youth Employment UK and Women in Recruitment.