Testimonials

Philippa
Projects Manager, Tyneside

“I have worked at ARS Ltd now for 14 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 Manager at 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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Projects Manager, Sheffield

“The company has consistently invested in me and has given me opportunities to push myself and develop my skills, not only in archaeological fieldwork but also in post-excavation, consultancy and people management, allowing me to develop beyond what I thought I could.

 

Tom
Senior Project 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 Senior Project 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 evolve within my senior role.”

 

James
Project 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 this has culminated in my promotion to Project 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.”

 

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.”

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