Specialist Markets

PICTURE THIS: Framing ARM Specialist Markets Business. A Personal introduction by John Dunaway, Managing Director of Specialist Markets.

The ambition of ARM and our service culture is absolutely second to none and this really attracted me to join the company back in 2004. We’re hugely motivated by making the world of work a more talented place. We do this every day by recruiting the right people to the right roles, and we are proud of the difference we make to our customers.

In Specialist Markets we work in seven sectors, providing highly skilled candidates with fantastic career opportunities and clients with the very best talent available. Our focus areas are: cyber security, infrastructure & built environment, information technology, manufacturing & technologies, marine & shipping, oil & gas and vehicle technologies.

Picture this – you are thinking about your career

You are highly skilled at what you do and have already been very successful in your career. You’re looking for your next role, as a contractor or in a permanent position, and want to make sure you make the right move. It’s got to be challenging, exciting and financially rewarding. And it’s got to be for a company going places – with a great boss, a great team and the right culture.  Somewhere you’d be proud to be a part of, even if you’re on a short-term contract.

But finding a new role can be a daunting experience and take a huge amount of time. It’s one of the most stressful things we do in life.

What you need is a recruitment company that is really interested in making sure your next move is the right one and will help you get there quickly. A recruiter that will invest the time and listen to what it is you’re looking for. A firm that understands exactly what it is you do, knows the market extremely well and where your skills are best placed – and will advise on areas of development that could help you progress your career. A recruiter you can trust to approach potential employers on your behalf. Ultimately, you’d like your recruiter to be a career partner – one you can turn to each time you are ready for a new role and one who’s keen to keep in touch in between.

This is exactly what we do.

Candidates know we really do have their best interests at heart and will go the extra mile to get them the right role, and keep in contact throughout their career. It’s because of this approach that people return to us when they need to find their next position.

Picture this – you are an employer

You could be a FTSE 100 company, a market specialist or a large public sector organisation based in the UK or overseas. You are in need of technical skills that are highly sought after. The roles could be permanent, or you may require contractors. You probably need the new talent now – or very soon.

You want a recruitment partner that knows your industry and marketplace as well as you do, who ‘gets you’ and will provide timely solutions to your recruitment needs. One who is prepared to travel to your office and invest proper face-to-face time with you. A recruiter that is very connected, with easy access to the talent you need – even when it seems you’ve exhausted all the options. A recruiter who defines their success by supplying talent that drives your success. One you can trust.

This is ARM Specialist Markets.

Many clients tells us that the ARM experience is totally different from anything else in the market.  What they get is a passionate team that knows their specialist market inside out, led by a dedicated consultant. A partner that recognises you need new talent in place quickly, whether contractors or permanent hires, and works tirelessly to get the right people – with the right culture and values fit, as well as the right skills. A firm that spends time getting to know you, your business and its vision, the team and the specifics of the role. A recruiter that often picks-up where other recruiters have failed. A team that has a network of several hundred thousand skilled candidates and will work hard to source new candidates to meet client requirements.

And if you need to recruit talent in large quantities for particular projects or on an ongoing basis to support growth, we will work closely with our Corporate Service division, which is dedicated to servicing high volume contracts.

This is why clients turn to us again and again to solve their tough recruitment needs. 

Behind the lens – how this looks on the inside

We are a well-structured team, set-up to provide our customers with the professional service they need. The business has two divisions, Technical and Engineering, both headed by a Director who reports to me.

Each division has teams dedicated to specific industries, and those units have experts focused on niche sectors or skill-sets. We operate 360 recruitment (this is where consultants manage the entire recruitment process, working with both clients and candidates whilst building networks in a specific sector). In most cases, clients and candidates have a single point of contact but occasionally other members of the team will get in touch with relevant opportunities.

We work very closely together and enjoy building trusted relationships with our customers – and we love what we do.

Find out more about John and his team.