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Arun Verma - Recruitment Consultant

What’s your background?

I studied ergonomics at Loughborough University then, armed with my understanding of efficiency in the working environment, I set off for London to start my career in recruitment.  I had a fantastic introduction to the industry and confident I had more to offer than I could provide through employment a friend and I set up our own recruitment company.  This proved a steep learning curve, not least in never mixing business and friendship; our friendship took a number of knocks and ultimately we parted ways disbanding the company.  I spent the next year in Barcelona reflecting on life, appreciating my surroundings and working out what I was really looking for.  When I returned to my home town of Nottingham I was raring to get back in to recruitment and am now looking forward to what I can add to the AIM offering.

What does your day-to-day job involve?

The majority of my day is spent speaking with candidates and clients, building relationships and understanding what makes them tick.  Knowing how my contacts think and work means when the time comes to match clients, companies and roles with candidates the background has already been done and the chances of getting it right match are high.  My day-to-day mission however is to persuade Alan that I would work so much better if I didn’t have to wear a suit to the office – this is not going as well as my recruiting!

What’s your favourite part of the job?

Engaging with such a wide variety of different people with different backgrounds and experiences.

What are your interests outside of work?

Partying, going to the gym, Nottingham Forest, playing golf, going on holiday and travelling, music festivals, cultivating an enviable beard and loving life!

If a film were made about your life tomorrow who would you cast to play you as

a young adult?        Gaten Matarazzo – if you don’t want Stranger Things, what is wrong with you?

your current age?    Dev Patel

in old age?                  Morgan Freeman

If you were represented by a cartoon character which would it be?


Who is your all time sports hero?

It’s got to be Stuart Pearce

What makes you smile?


What makes you cringe?

Noisy Eaters

What 3 words would you use to describe yourself?

  • Charismatic
  • Outgoing
  • Fun

What 3 words would others use to describe you?

  • Confident
  • Small
  • Cheeky

What super power would you like to have?


What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

Be yourself

 Seeing as we’re recruiting food manufacturers – what’s your favourite food?

Any and all Turkish food