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"Graham's ability to understand what our company was all about and his perspicacity to be able to accurately determine what sort of candidate was needed to fill our vacancies was very encouraging."
Kelvin Cave, Client
"At no point during the process did I feel that Graham was motivated by anything other that ensuring both parties were right for each other. It felt like a joining together, rather than an employer/employee arrangement.
Moving jobs can be stressful, and for me this is the first time I have not moved roles independently. I can say with complete sincerity that despite it being a long and intense process at times, this was by far the smoothest, most comfortable transition I have had in my 25-year working life."
"Graham was professional and informative throughout the whole process. I never felt that I was not fully informed of the situation throughout. Clearly it is important to Graham that he places candidates in the right roles and takes the time to get to know them and it never feels like you are just the next placement.
I would have no hesitation working with Graham again either as an employer or candidate should the need ever arise."
"Graham demonstrates experience, maturity, dedication, technical knowledge of the offsite construction sector and comes across strongly as a recruiter that treats candidates and clients equally - it is obvious that he wants to get it right for both parties."
"I am well settled in my job and thoroughly enjoying myself. ...... I wanted to say to you in person again how hugely grateful I am to all the hard work you put in throughout the whole process so thank you very much Sue, have recommended you to a number of friends already who are looking for work."
“ARV Solutions have been exemplary in finding me a Supply Chain contract. In particular Sue Eustace demonstrated professionalism, efficiency, whilst being empathetic and polite”
“I would really like to thank you for all your help, I really appreciate it. You are the best recruiter that I have ever had contact with – doing your job with the heart!”
"I have been and will continue to be a big advocate of ARV. Great team, great approach. Keep it up! (Especially Sue!)."
"Very good service as you contacted me and within 3 weeks I was offered the position."
"Becky is an amazing consultant! I was updated all the way till my start date with full positivity!"
"I wanted to say thank you for your help. I am really impressed by your professional experience in the recruitment business and the support that you have provided me. It was a great pleasure talking to you about opportunities. Hope you enjoy the gift!"
"It was such a great surprise for me to receive my first parcel at [my new employer] on the first day, and from yourselves (as a bonus). Thank you for that.
This is just to let you know you have made my day yesterday as I was already trying to pinch someone else's mug!
Just want to let you know it was a pleasure dealing with you and such a professional experience from start to finish.
I wish you the best of luck and thank you again for the service and lovely attitude you have provided.
"From our point of view, the process went extremely smoothly and the right calibre of person was provided. In addition, I liked the fact that you wanted to see us first before taking our business and confirm that where possible/suitable I would definitely use you again so much so you would be my first port of call when we next need to recruit."
"Becky and ARV Solutions have helped me to find a new position in the offsite timber construction industry. As my expectations were very concrete, finding a role for me was not easy. But ARV achieved to find a position which really fits for me and my professional objectives. They have made the process really smooth. Many thanks!"
"Thank you for the help over the summer, and reacting quickly to the changing requirements. All of the personnel supplied by ARV were very good and dependable. I would whole heartily recommend any of them for further work, and indeed would be more than happy to act as a reference for any of them."
"Thank you, I am really looking forward to starting my new role. I can't fault your service and you did everything that you said you would when you said you would. I feel that you really matched us well and I look forward to a long and fruitful career."
"I have been very fortunate to use the services of ARV solutions on two occasions. I can recommend this company above all other recruitment companies that I have come into contact with previously. It can be a very stressful time when you are considering moving companies, especially at the time when you have accepted a new role and are working your notice with your old company. I can honestly say that the communication levels that you will experience with ARV are outstanding, it is this element that stands ARV out from the crowd of the alternative agencies, who I believe drop you like a stone once they have exhausted all avenues for you and in particular the feedback from prospective employers once you have had your interview, many I have experienced do not even have the decency to inform you that you have not been successful, it is only the passing of time that you begin to realise this opportunity will be going no further.
I have dealt with both Jim and on this latest occasion Sue. They are both extremely dedicated to their jobs, Sue even taking the time to text me “good luck” on a forthcoming interview even though she was on holiday.
You will not be disappointed and I can strongly commend ARV to source you a compatible job in relation to your experience, but more importantly keep you regularly updated as to the progress, sometimes which can be over several weeks.
Will always be my first point of call if I do have the need to go to the job market again."
"Refreshing to deal with a competent experienced specialist recruiter who clearly understood my needs and was able to place me within a compatible organisation that shared my ethics and passion for construction."
"...I have to say that you have been very good to work with. Very professional, and I like that you made the meeting with your candidate happen as you did..."
"Just to confirm that I received my offer letter today and will be starting with [CLIENT] on Tuesday. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the friendly professional way you handled my application. The enthusiasm and humour shown by all throughout the search and interview process was a credit to you and all at ARV. Some of the bigger London agencies could definitely learn a lesson in people skills from you and your colleagues.
Again many thanks"
"I am writing to express my sincere gratitude for your continuous work with me as an overseas candidate. During the last six months you overcame various organizational difficulties and showed great competence as recruiting consultants. Thanks to your polite and practical approach, together with the immense support I felt at all stages, it was more than sure we would succeed in finding the best position for me. I am more than happy to be offered a Structural Engineering position in a leading timber frame construction company.
"I would like to convey what a breath of fresh air I have found Graham and in turn your team at ARV Solutions. Graham is as far as I can see actively sought out by the biggest and best organisations in the sector as he clearly understands their requirements and how to find the best fit for their role. I consider Graham a real credit to his profession and someone I know that I could always turn to for sage advice."
" I actually enjoy going to work, the people and the company are fantastic"
"Just wanted to say thank you for the wee present that I just got delivered :D
Also, and more importantly, thanks for helping me get the interview in the first place and allowing me to get my life back on track, it is very much appreciated and I honestly can’t thank you enough."
"She was extremely helpful when I was looking for a job- she made what I find a stressful experience much easier. She helped me look for a permanent role that suited my requirements exact. I would strongly recommended you to anyone who is looking for a job! Thank you!!"
"Just a note of thanks for all your hard work and presenting me with an excellent calibre of candidates. I am absolutely delighted and relieved that your candidate will be joining us."
Caroline, FLI Structures
"I would like to thank you for your professionalism in finding me an interview.
You have always been available to speak to or have had good email communication to let me know the stage of process. Keep up the fantastic work."
"Your company and your own background seem a little different than what I have come to expect from recruitment companies. Your proactive ethos does make you stand out from the crowd. It is particularly refreshing to find somebody in your field who patently knows what, in your case she; or he is talking about which you very obviously do."
"Having applied for the position of Project Manager through ARV Solutions, I was contacted to spend time discussing the position and my suitability for the role. I was kept in regular contact throughout the 2 stage interview process, gathering feedback from the Employer and myself and advising throughout. I was offered the position and gladly accepted.
The expertise and professionalism throughout the whole process was exceptional and I would gladly recommend ARV Solutions to any prospective Employers or Employees."
"Thank you so much for my little present! I had a lovely coffee in my new cup today.
The new job is going really well, it's so exciting! Thanks again for changing my life!! I still can't believe I'm working for such an amazing company with such amazing staff!"
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank ARV Solutions and especially Sue Eustace for their work and efforts in helping me achieve my goal of getting the 'dream' job. Without them this would not have happened. Words such as professional. helpful, informative, friendly and supportive come to mind very easily. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who needs help and support when looking for a new challenge. It's a big thank you from me."
Martin, Design Coordinator
"ARV Solutions impressed me with their professionalism and attention to detail during my recruitment. Sue Eustace offered friendly support and advice which allowed me to secure my dream job.
Nothing was left to chance and I was fully informed at all stages of the process. I would like to thank Sue and the ARV staff for a first class service which I would be keen to recommend."
"Good range and quality of candidates supplied, fulfilling the requested criteria. Candidate recruited is what I was looking for and is performing well. Swift, thorough and professional service. I would not change anything."
Operations Manager, Carpet & Flooring Ltd (SIG Plc)
"Sue Eustace was very professional and couldn’t do enough to assist me in my questions and concerns. The service I received was second to none, Not once did I feel like a pay check just to fill a role. Sue really wanted to find the correct person to suit the business "
"Lynsey gave me all the support I needed throughout the recruitment process that led to my employment. Her help meant a lot to me, as she promptly updated me with the progress of the application, especially after the interview took place. Our conversations were real fruitful, and although I hadn’t had any work experience in the UK, she helped me find the job I wanted. Through her conversations and e-mails, Lynsey managed to build a long lasting trust relationship between us.
Lynsey proved to be very professional, enthusiastic and easy to communicate with. She was genuinely interested in finding me the job I needed.
I strongly recommend Lynsey as a recruiter and I believe she is an important asset for ARV Solutions."
"I had the pleasure of working with Sue recently, she was incredibly professional, supportive and was an exceptional communicator. She guided me through the recruitment process and took the time to explain every step. It is evident that Sue has worked hard to develop solid working relationships within the Engineering industry, forming an effective conduit between employers and candidates.
Sue is in depth knowledge of the engineering industry coupled with her determination allows her to deliver exceptional results if you need a recruiter that can source and handle candidates then Sue is the right person. She made the process of applying for my role at [client] so easy, her knowledge of what was needed and how to approach everything was great!!
Thank you for assisting me to get my role with [client]."
"Your firm is the most helpful I have dealt with over the last 10 years ...... And I have dealt with quite a few, possibly nearly 30"
"ARV 'refreshing' solutions
Being a long time server at all companies i have worked for over the years I had never really had to deal with a recruitment agency for myself only for supply chain. The experiences of dealing with agencies for supply chain had been mixed to say the least! So for a professional who had not had an interview or personally gone through the recruitment process in over 24 years I had some misgivings.
Thankfully through a recommendation from a colleague I contacted ARV solutions and any misgivings I did have were pretty much instantly allayed. From the first point of contact through to my successful appointment the process was very professional.
ARV take the time to understand what you want and require, and do not present opportunities that are not right for you or their client. The advice that they offered me throughout the process was invaluable.
To summarise if you are looking for a recruitment agency that offer confidentiality, expertise, professionalism with a refreshing personal service then you are definitely in the right place.
Thank you to all the ARV team and all the very best for the future."
"An exemplary service; personable, supportive and ultimately successful. Sue was so friendly, extremely attentive and helpful providing a personal touch second to none. I would recommend ARV to anybody and must surely be the best recruitment agency in the UK. Thank you Sue and ARV Solutions!"
"My consultant came to meet me and spent the time to really understand the soft skills we needed. Sue is efficient and incredibly sensitive to finding the right fit for her clients and candidates."
Debra Drew, Managing Director, Fabric Architecture
"Fantastic recruitment agency (Graham in particular). Really understood the market and my experience within it. The original vacancy was pulled by the company but Graham had managed to get my CV in front of other companies decision makers and set up meetings so I could meet face to face. A real pro active, friendly, knowledgeable recruiter, I just wish all were like ARV."
I felt the service was a very personal one and that the agency very much had my interests at heart – for obvious shared benefit.
I felt the personable nature of our discussions leading up to the interviews helped me to relax during the whole process & consequently that I was more able to give a good accou
nt of myself as I was less nervous at interview. Seemed a very personal service & liked the fac
t someone was always briefed to discuss things in the absence of the main contact."
"ARV fitted around our timescales and decision making process. They spent time trying to understand exactly what we were looking for in the candidate for this key role in our business. ARV seemed to also know the candidates which was really helpful as CVs can be misleading.
The process worked for us, there was no pressure which suited our business."
SF, HR Manager
"I would like to take the time to thank ARV Solutions for their hard work in securing me a job offer. I have dealt with Sue Eustace throughout the process and must say that she has been very helpful, friendly and efficient.
I would strongly recommend using ARV Solutions for recruitment help."
"During my 3 months on the Employment Market my dialogue with ARV Solutions has been exemplary. From the first dialogue with ARV Solutions I was immediately recognised as a highly capable candidate and someone who was very focussed on looking for a first class opportunity. The opportunity which opened up for me was directly because ARV Solutions recognised from my CV and our initial dialogue, that I was a perfect fit for the employment opportunity on offer. When Client’s are looking for a first class recruitment Company that focuses on exactly the right fit for the opportunity, a chat with ARV Solutions is a must. The mentoring of me personally by ARV Solutions throughout the whole process from matching me with the right opportunity was first class every step of the way. In particular my dialogue with Graham Brown from ARV Solutions was an excellent guiding hand through the interview process to getting me the offer for the position against stiff competition in the market."
"There was constant feedback, good communication and attitude from staff was very positive."
"Dear Graham, Thank you for your excellent work in helping us find the right calibre candidates to fill our new technical and sales positions.
I have found your company professional, speedy and very easy to work with, and certainly will use you again if the need arises."
Phil Key, Chief Executive, Client Co
"Graham & Sue took the time and trouble to understand exactly what sort of person we were looking for and although that sounds fundamental during a recruitment process too often consultants focus on quantity rather than quality. Constant two way communication is vital and as always ARV excelled in giving quick concise feedback as well as appraising us continuously about potential candidates and the options moving forward. Undoubtedly, I would have no issue with recommending ARV to other businesses, unless of course I was looking to recruit at the same time! your goal of longevity with clients and providing solutions to recruitment needs fits nicely with the way our business seeks to come to market and hopefully as we grow we can utilise ARV’s expertise again and again."
"Kept us fully up to date at all stages of the process, and kept searching right until the very end."
"ARV Solutions listened to what I was looking for and focussed entirely on what was required without any fuss and nonsense. Very professional in their approach to both myself and prospective employers. All round fantastic communication, kept myself updated and informed every step of the way. In fact I have recommended several colleagues / friends to ARV Solutions already."
"Treated as an individual rather than a product. Excellent communication throughout the whole recruitment process. Assistance was given every step of the way to secure job. I would use ARV Solutions again, without hesitation."
"A complete understanding of the offsite and timber frame industry. I wouldn't have changed anything about the process."
Andrew Carpenter, Chief Executive, Structural Timber Association
"Just thought I'd e mail you to say that I've now been permanently employed at [Steel Fabricator] since 1st October having managed to do 3 days a week with them since the end of May.
Thanks for all your help, I am now reaping the benefits of full time employment and have my record in tact of not being unemployed since leaving school - lucky me.
I do feel fortunate, firstly in having yourself as coordinator for the job application and secondly for passing the mental tasering of the interviews.
I have now settled in and am enjoying working for such a friendly company, it feels like I've been a part of the team for years."
"You're Amazing, Thank you so much for all your support and kind words. Your Company and members of Staff are somewhat outstanding. Whether I get the job or not, I have to say that your Agent is the best I have ever dealt with!"
"Just a quick note to say I'm no longer unemployed! I start on Monday as a project planner ....... helping out 3 project managers who haven't got the time to get their plans and other management documents in order."
"One of the very few to give feed back. Plus I had my first interview in the last 6 months thanks to ARV Solutions.
For what ever reason you are looking for another work position, please log your CV with ARV.
Being in employment that does not fill my potential for the the past 18 months, I received an email from Sue Eustace of ARV.
She found MY CV on their data base (they really do read them). I was matched to my perfect job.
I was offered an interview straight away. ARV gave me all the information I needed to conduct the perfect interview, even sending me emails when they knew the interviewer was going to be changed. Knowing about your interviewer is a plus in your interview.
A ten minute phone call the day before your interview from Sue at ARV checking you're OK and that your have got your shoes polished ,really does relax the nerves a little
By the way I got my dream job.
Never give up: there is someone out there helping you. THANKS ARV"
"I can highly recommend Graham for his role as recruiter. I was only thinking about looking for a new position and saw an advertisement that Graham had put on LinkedIn and thought it might be of interest to me. I replied forwarding my CV and within the hour I had received a call from Graham to go through the finer details. Within a few days I had my first interview with Graham calling me before hand to prepare me and calling after for feedback.
After a couple more follow up interviews I had gained employment with Fleming Homes Ltd and Graham was always there checking I was happy with progress and offering advice throughout.
Graham provides a very professional and excellent recruitment service throughout."
Jason Hartley, Candidate
"Graham's knowledge of the timber sector allowed him to find employment for me in less than a week, after I had spent months of searching on my own. I could not recommended Graham highly enough for his professionalism, attention to detail and level of service he provides.
Graham not only cares deeply about his job, he also cares for the people who he works for, ensuring they will find the job that fits them best, both on a professional and personal level."
Canice Clooney, Candidate
"Having recently worked with Graham I found him to be an exceptionally thorough recruitment professional, with the ability to understand both the clients and candidate’s needs. After working with him from both sides of the desk I would strongly recommend anybody with recruitment needs to make direct contact with him. I would be more than happy to discuss this in further detail at any point."
Darren Pace, Candidate and Client
"Further to last week’s emails I did just want to personally thank you for your assistance over the past couple of years, I have very much enjoyed working with you on the numerous vacancies."