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Recruitment Process

Recruitment, it’s what we do best. In 2017, we recruited 8,733 staff alone. All 8,733 recruits were assessed and trained to the highest standard and then supplied to some of the UK’s most exciting venues. Scroll down to find out more about our recruitment process.​​​​​​​

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Recruitment Process

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application

The best way to apply is directly through our website by clicking the apply now button. Alternatively, you may apply for any of our adverts on the various online job sites that we use. Please make sure your CV is up to date and that you complete the application as thoroughly as you can. Our team will help you with any questions you have throughout the process but the more information you can provide, the better. You should highlight any experience you have that is relevant to working in events. Once you have applied to work with us, this will be reviewed by your local management team typically within 72 hours.

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Interview

If your application is successful, you will have a first stage interview, which is typically via telephone. We recruit the right people with the right attitude, and this is your first chance to demonstrate this verbally at least. We will ask you questions about the following as a minimum: Education, Experience, Motivation and Availability. It’s nothing to be worried about but remember to give as much information as possible to the interviewer and show your enthusiasm that you have for working with us. After your interview you will be able to see the notes the interviewer has made on you on your application and you have the opportunity to add extra helpful information to this.

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assessment

If you are successful in your first stage interview, you will then be invited to attend a group assessment session at your local Arc office. Some roles will require a one on one interview and induction instead e.g. chefs. The group assessment lasts between 2 and 4 hours, depending on the role you’ve applied for and the location. The session will include compliance, assessment, induction and training elements. Again, its nothing to be anxious about but it’s probably your first meeting in person with us so smiles, positive attitudes and participation is what we’re looking for! Be sure to read your confirmation messages carefully so that you don’t forget to bring/wear the correct items.

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Training

Compulsory training with Arc takes place during your assessment session and we also encourage further training once you have started work with us. Further training happens on site with our clients and in our training rooms. Compulsory training will focus on essential aspects on food and drinks service. This is perfect for newcomers to the industry but also an opportunity for the experienced applicants to demonstrate their knowledge and skills. Further training opportunities include top tier hospitality, team leader, supervisor, barista and betting.

Here's what our staff and customers think of us...

As a student in Manchester, I want to work part time to earn some extra pocket money. However, I also want the freedom to choose my shifts as I want to fit my part time work around my busy student schedule. I'm glad I'm able to do this with Arc! The staff at Arc are polite, friendly and extremely professional.

Ryan, Manchester

"We have been using Arc for 4 years now and during this time we have built a strong relationship. Knowsley Safari Park task Arc with managing the recruitment for all our seasonal and temporary staff throughout the year. That’s everything from advertising, recruitment, interviews, selection, induction as well as the payroll facilities. We have several divisions within the park; Retail, Catering, Rides, Maintenance, Janitorial Services, Kiosk and Reception staff. What’s great about Arc is they can recruit for all of those departments and work with the management team to get the right candidates every time. They have a strong history of recruiting and selecting staff that work well and meet our needs. They give us a 7-day operation so if we need a member of staff at short notice, they are usually just a phone call away. They work with us regarding all legislative regulations making sure we are compliant. Arc offer outstanding value for money in regard to the services they provide. They deliver on quality, value and service and we will happily use Arc for the next 5-10 years as we continue to develop and grow the business. They will be central to this with the team of staff they provide."

Head of Visitor Services, Knowsley Safari Park

I've great experience working with Arc over the past few months. I can now say I’ve worked at some of the biggest venues in UK, and I am proud of what I have achieved. I recommend working for Arc as it is great flexible work for students and a good way to meet new people.

Sarah, Cardiff

I have been with Arc almost 6 months and really love it! I pick and choose my own shifts to work and the variations of roles is great whether you’re in the kitchens, behind the bar or out on the floor. The management team are very understanding yet professional and genuinely appreciate the effort you put in!

Natalie, Yorkshire

Working for Arc is always fun - I do casual work for them around my studies at events. The staff are always friendly and the pay is very good.I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for flexible work!

Luke, London

I first started working for Arc Recruitment last year. I started by doing the  waiting-on at the Christmas parties. On the first shift everyone made me feel welcome and I quickly got the hand on what we were going. The Christmas parties are the best shifts ever because it’s very fun and you get to know everyone and everyone make you feel welcome. This is now my second year working Arc and I couldn’t thank them enough for everything they do! If I weren’t for Arc I wouldn’t be working in a fun environment and I wouldn’t be where I am now with loads of different opportunities!

Rebecca, Liverpool

I have been with Arc almost 6 months and really love it! I pick and choose my own shifts to work and the variations of roles is great whether you’re in the kitchens, behind the bar or out on the floor. The management team are very understanding yet professional and genuinely appreciate the effort you put in!

Shail, London

We have been working with Arc for a couple of years now and I am pleased to say that our experience has been very positive so far. Arc have supplied an average of 200 FOH staff per day at Royal Ascot 2018 and are committed to support us with 300 staff a day this year, which is impressive. We highly rely on Arc for their experienced bar staff and plate waiters, we find their staff is of great quality and many have had the chance to progress in their career to team leaders as well as Managers. We have such a good relationship because communication flows easily and our expectations are always met if not exceeded. Paul and the London team are doing a great job and we look forward to another successful busy season!

Senior Staffing Coordinator, Sodexo

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