Testimonials

James
Assistant Projects Officer, Sheffield

“ARS Ltd. hired me in August 2017 whilst I was finishing off my Masters degree at the University of Sheffield. Since then I have been given the opportunity to advance my skills and knowledge of archaeology and back in June this development culminated in my promotion to Assistant Projects Officer.

By giving me the responsibility to run my own projects and become involved in the wider operations of the company I feel massive pride in my achievements so far and I look forward to continuing to progress my career here with ARS Ltd.”

 

Faye
Trainee Archaeological Officer, Manchester

“Archaeological Research Services Ltd hired me in May 2019, just a few days after I completed my final exam in University College Cork. My undergraduate degree is in Geographical and Archaeological sciences. I have always had a growing interest in archaeology and wanted to work in the commercial sector. Ever since I started working for ARS LTD my skills have doubled and I have a better understanding of commercial archaeology.

I am so glad that I was hired as a trainee as it has given me the opportunity to grow as an archaeologist, learn how commercial archaeology works and has also given me the chance to expand my knowledge in different areas of the archaeology. I am looking forward to my future in the company and in archaeology.”

 

 

Tom
Projects Officer, Bakewell

“I originally joined Archaeological Research Services Ltd as a work experience student in 2010, whilst taking my GCSE exams, and this helped me to get a place on the degree I wanted, studying Archaeology at the University of Sheffield.

Three years later I came back to work as a casual employee for the company while at University and this allowed me to see how my education could be applied more directly in the workplace. On finishing my masters degree in 2015 I became a permanent employee of the company as an Archaeological Officer.

The company has supported my development as an archaeologist, providing me with a varied workload and ownership of projects of all sizes, shapes and periods. I have been promoted to Projects Officer and now spend my time running some of our field project teams. It brings me a great deal of pride to look back on my development within the company and I look forward to continuing to grow into a more senior role.”

 

Jill
Business Administrator, Bakewell

“After a long 20 year plus rewarding NHS medical secretarial/administration/PA career I moved to Archaeological Research Services Ltd as Business Administrator.

I enjoy working with all of my colleagues at ARS Ltd as well as my varied role, being part of the management team and the interesting archaeology environment I am now in. I also thoroughly enjoyed the 2018 staff training day event which was held in Northumberland at The Sill National Landscape and Discovery Centre. There was a good variety of informative sessions presented and an excellent opportunity to bring colleagues from all offices together.”

 

Rachael
Archaeological Officer, Tyneside

“I joined Archaeological Research Services Ltd. in April 2019 as an Archaeological Officer. I was instantly met by the friendly and welcoming team who were always willing to help me out.

Recently, I took part in the European TerrACE project in Northumberland. It was an interesting research dig, full of new experiences and the chance to work alongside local volunteers. I really enjoyed my time in the Breamish valley and was grateful I was given the chance to undertake this project.

With a background in Forensic Anthropology rather than Archaeology, I was especially pleased to find a company so keen to continue personal development. Whilst I’ve only recently joined the company, I have already had the opportunity to partake in multiple training sessions. This has given me the chance to further develop my skills and I look forward to being able to continue my development through the training available here at Archaeological Research Services Ltd.”

 

Lawrence
Office Manager, London

“I have worked in archaeology for 30 years and it has always been very important to me that I work within a company that actively recognises, recruits and upskills the people we need to fulfil our mission.  The variety of training opportunities and means of advancement are testimony to our core values. I have enjoyed growing my skill sets and seeing the  confidence of our team develop.

The Company’s clear approach to adding value to our clients’ projects and delivering benefits to society makes this job a perfect fit for me. It is particularly important to me that we deliver on these commitments and I am proud of our pioneering work in establishing and funding the Community Archaeology Radiocarbon Dating fund and all the work we do supporting community groups across the country.”

 

Philippa
Projects Officer and Team Leader, Tyneside

“I have worked at ARS Ltd now for 10 years having graduated from York University in 2008. I began with the company as an Archaeological Officer and have worked my way up to Projects Officer and Team Leader of our Tyneside Office. ARS has always been a very friendly place to work with a great team spirit.

What I’ve been particularly grateful for is the training that I have received whilst working here. Training in all aspects of commercial archaeology is offered frequently and any suggestions from staff members for further training are always seriously considered. This training has allowed me to acquire a wide range of skills which helps make me feel that I’m making a valuable contribution to the company but also keeps my role diverse and interesting.”

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