Darren recruited me for my current position as a Communications Officer. Immediately he proved himself to be communicative, empathetic and focussed.
He could relate to my concerns as a jobseeker, promptly returning calls and emails, even if there was nothing new to share. When I had to leave the UK for an emergency, he was very understanding and worked with the client to reschedule my interview.
Darren also provided excellent advice on interview preparation, which was instrumental in helping me land the job.
CANDIDATE - A Communications Specialist
Accepted a Comms Officer role with a UK Top 100 Employer in Surrey
Darren is a rarity amongst recruiters - someone who promises not to flood you with useless CVs and delivers on that promise. He worked hard to understand my needs but also my constraints, and engaged with the candidates to ensure that difficult conversations were avoided. I will have no hesitation in using him again
CLIENT - Manager, Flex Consulting & Administration, Enrich Reward
Had asked ARC to help recruit a Flex Team Administrator
ARC have been one of our preferred recruitment agents since 2006 and Darren has always been very diligent in finding the right candidates. His knowledge of the FS industry is invaluable and this together with his determination to find the perfect person, makes the whole recruitment process less onerous.
CLIENT - Head of Marketing & Administration @ a financial technology company
ARC have placed several research and software development professionals since 2006
Highly professional with excellent market knowledge. Recommended
CANDIDATE - seeking move from Investment Mngt into an IFA firm
Placed candidate into a Paraplanner role in Surrey/South London
Darren is by far the best recruitment consultant I have ever worked with. Was always on hand to answer my questions honestly and efficiently whilst being approachable and friendly. I cannot recommend Darren highly enough for anyone seeking a recruiter who will listen to your requirements and deliver.
CANDIDATE - A Marketing Comms Exec
Accepted a Senior Marketing Exec role with a leading product provider
Darren enabled me to secure a position in April 2011, following his advert on LinkedIn. He helped me with how to approach the interview stages, and gave examples of what questions I might be asked. He also provided regular updates and is a really friendly chap - highly recommended!
CANDIDATE - A PA/Paraplanner
Accepted an IFA Coordinator role with a retirements provider in Surrey
Darren helped me to secure a position with a leading life assurer in Surrey. What most impressed me was his simple yet extremely effective approach throughout, including interview preparation, answering questions and also providing me with helpful advice. Thank you once again Darren, you are very good at your job.
CANDIDATE - A maths related Graduate looking for an analytical role
Accepted a pensions related Analyst role in 2011
Darren helped me secure my job as a Sales Manager. I found Darren very helpful throughout, keeping me informed of progress and providing me with the insight, knowledge and details to properly prepare myself for the interviews
CANDIDATE - A Customer Services Manager
Accepted role as a Sales Manager in 2011 for one of the UK's top employers
Darren is always professional to deal with. He knows his market, is knowledgeable about the industry, finds the right person for the right job and makes it look easy. He keeps in touch over the years and doesnt put any pressure on. I would recommend Darren to anyone looking to recruit in Financial Services.
CLIENT - Sales Support Manager, Scottish Equitable (ARC also helped as a Candidate)
ARC placed sales support staff into their team in Sussex and also aided their own job search
I would not hesitate to recommend someone to Darren at ARC for their recruitment requirements. His knowledge and expertise sets him aside from the rest and he treats each case with care and enthusiasm. Whenever anyone asks if I know anyone I always suggest they contact Darren to help them
CANDIDATE - who later recruited IFA Admin staff as a client through ARC
Accepted an IFA Admin role after working as a Pensions Administrator in Surrey/Sussex
Darren kept me informed with every step of the process; providing excellent advice in preparation for interviews, and was attentive after the job interviews. In the end he guided me with the negotiations and I got the job and could not be happier. Highly recommended
CANDIDATE - A public health graduate in 2012
Accepted role as a Research Analyst within an underwriting unit in Surrey
Darren was a great asset in my job search. He provided friendly, positive and helpful advice, was in regular contact, constantly updating me on the application progress. There was very short notice for interview but I have never felt so well prepared. Thank you for all you have done!
CANDIDATE - An Analyst Programmer in 2012
Accepted a .net Developer role with a niche FS technology solutions consultancy
Darren is an excellent recruiter who intuitively knows the requirements of both cl