""We have recently had a number of apprentices from Ian Jones at ARC, they were sent to our office to register with all correct documents required, a wonderful attitude and have been working for us ever since. They are hardworking, dedicated guys who graft hard and are loyal. It was a smooth transition between Arc and ourselves due to the professional manner in which they conduct themselves and extremely good communication skills which has kept all parties in the loop as the lads migrated to our sponsor. We are looking to take another group from them based on the experience we had with the first batch, the calibre of candidate and the extensive training they are given."
Jo Pulleyn-Sked, Rail Resource Support, Coyle Personnel, York
""I have been working with Ian Jones at ARC Academy for the last 8 months and have had a number of apprentices from their Epping Ongar, Avon Valley, Severn Valley and Treforest heritage sites to support our ongoing client’s demands. The support I get from Ian and his teams are over and above what I have experienced anywhere else, their knowledge and enthusiasm shows through the calibre of workers they have provided to us. All apprentices I have worked with from ARC Academy are dedicated, keen, have a great attitude to work and performed outstanding results with many going from blue to white hats. The feedback we receive from our clients have shown in this. I would like to thank Ian and all his onsite teams for welcoming me on my visits when meeting the apprentices and look forward to having a continued working""
Jon Hindry, Senior Recruitment Consultant, Primat Recruitment
"Working with Ian and the ARC Academy team has been such a positive experience. From registering the workers to placing them in to work; ensuring everyone introduced to us has the correct documentation and attitude to work within the rail industry. Ian has taken the time to get to know RSS as a business and how we like to work, being present at our inductions and communicating effectively with us and the apprentices. The workers we have used have been excellent in terms of their attitude and eagerness to join the rail industry which is commendable. We will be making offers of Primary sponsorship very shortly and will happily continue to use ARC Academy to keep the next generation of railway workers alive.
Kay Farmer, Resourcer South and South West, Rail Safety Soultions
"We have been working with Arc academy for the past year and they have always provided an excellent service. They are always able to help filling last minute shifts in all areas of the country with really keen guys and go above and beyond to make sure we get the right guys for the roles. They will ring them before we even get the chance to get the guys to call in to us and ensure all of the paperwork is completed efficiently.
The guys they provide are of a really high standard. Although they are all new to the rail they are some of the most keen guys I have come across in my job role. They will travel anywhere, do any shift and always put in 110%. We have even taken some of the workers on as primary sponsor and have been able to provide them with full time work. Clients have always given us great feedback with these workers and again emphasising on their enthusiasm to learn and work hard.
Feedback is always done after the shifts from Arc to make sure we received the best service and if there were any issues they would resolve them immediately.
A special mention to Ian Jones. He has been our main contact with Arc and has provided a first class service. He will help us out even when he is on annual leave or out on visits. No matter what time he is willing to lend us a hand. He has built up a relationship with all staff in Randstad where we all know we can trust and rely on him. All of the workers trust him as well, which makes them more willing to work for Randstad as Ian has recommended us.
I would recommend Arc to any rail companies as they have never let us down.
"“TXM Infrastructure engaged with the Arc Academy to develop our apprenticeship programme, during this process we have found Antony and Ian very professional and engaging.
We have recently taken on 10 apprentices from The Arc Academy all have proved hardworking, willing to learn and dedicated, this is not only testament to the guys but also testament to Arc who have diligently gone through a comprehensive training programme with the Apprentices.
From the experience and calibre of people we have had to date TXM Infrastructure will be looking to develop our next programme” .
Gary Lincoln, Managing Director, TXM Infrastructure LTD