Sue has been with ARV Solutions since 2008, bringing a wealth of HR and recruitment experience. Sue is highly experienced in recruiting for widespread technical roles, and has in-depth knowledge of the needs of the offsite construction sector.
My background is varied, beginning in administration and secretarial work before I became involved in training for a multi-national IT company.
I spent five years working with government-funded training for unemployed professionals and Modern Apprenticeships before moving to a large Engineering consultancy where I became involved in recruitment and training for their technical and support staff, and was a key player in gaining accreditation for the Investors in People award.
During this time I had taken a number of evening classes and gained the qualifications I should have got at school! This gave me a taste for self-development and I enrolled on the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development Post-Graduate Diploma course in Human Resources Management. I gained a real taste for recruitment over this period and felt I could offer a different perspective to the recruitment industry, as I knew what I wanted from Recruitment Consultants as an employer. I joined a large organisation working with Highways and Structural Engineers but after two years realised that whilst I enjoyed recruitment, I wasn’t cut out for the sales-led culture of a traditional recruitment consultancy.
Lucky for me, Jim was looking for someone who didn’t fit the traditional Recruitment Consultant profile and I’ve been here since June 2008! I have found it hugely rewarding to speak to clients who want to fill vacancies and candidates who are actively looking, and to get the chance to build strong and long-lasting relationships. It has also given me the opportunity to get to know the offsite construction industry, having attended some excellent exhibitions and CPD events since joining ARV Solutions.
Outside work, I am interested in vintage clothing and classic cars and motorbikes, and am the owner of a Nissan Figaro, winner of a couple of awards from the Owners’ Club. This has led to membership to the Sporting Bears Motor Club, who raise thousands every year for various children’s charities by offering Dream Rides at various motoring and community events. I am also a football fan, and follow the fortunes/misfortunes of West Ham United.