"Back in 2015, Aardvark Swift helped me land back on my feet after an unstable year in my career. I was approached by a member of the team with regards to a Community Manager position at 505 Games that matched my skill set perfectly. The team at Aardvark Swift took the time to get to know me as an individual, organised all my interviews, and explained in great detail what to expect, making the whole recruitment process stress-free. I was lucky enough to land the job and 5 years on, I look back at that experience with real gratitude. I felt supported every step of the way. Since then, I’ve been fortunate enough to work my way up the career ladder here at 505 Games, into a role that once upon a time, seemed like nothing more than a dream. Aardvark Swift – thank you for helping me get to this point!"
Senior Tools Programmer
"As a fresh-faced graduate, looking for a job in the games industry, I was surprised to find a company like Aardvark Swift who were really instrumental in getting my first tentative interviews with some amazing studios in the UK. Their help in preparing me, as well as my grit and determination to break into the industry, helped land my first games industry job at Free Radical Design. I worked with that team for nearly nine years, as well as through its transition from Free Radical to Crytek UK. Those initial interviews helped pave the foundation of a career that has now seen me work at some of the most prestigious game studios in the world, having released titles such as Crysis 2, Crysis 3, Doom (2016), and Doom Eternal. To think that this might not have happened had it not been for Aardvark Swift's belief and drive to get me a position in the games industry. I still thank them to this day."
Senior Business Analyst
Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
"I'd recommend Aardvark Swift in a heartbeat. Their friendly and approachable team supported me in transferring my skills from healthcare to achieve my dream of working within the games industry. Ten years later, it's still a pleasure to hear from them, even when I'm not looking for roles."
Chief People Officer
“We’ve worked with Aardvark Swift for many years now, and we have always found them to be efficient, effective, and professional when it comes to helping us recruit. They are understanding and responsive to our specific needs, for example, earlier this year we had a particular requirement for several environment artists for short term contracts. Aardvark managed to fill all the positions within a set timeframe which really supported us for the final push in the development of our recently launched title, Phantom: Covert Ops. As nDreams has continued to recruit and scale-up, Aardvark has provided a diverse range of high-quality candidates, several of whom have joined us across all levels of the business. These successful candidates have gone on to integrate well into the studio and have provided invaluable support on both Phantom: Covert Ops and ongoing unannounced projects.”
Deep Silver Dambuster Studios
“I (we) enjoy a close and collaborative working partnership with Aardvark Swift. Open and honest two-way dialogue has led to a greater understanding of the studio’s needs and the candidate/industry landscape, resulting in stronger candidate submissions across all roles. Aardvark Swift have an excellent team of consultants. In particular, Dan Hawkins was instrumental in assisting us to fill two difficult and niche opportunities in our animation team - Facial Animator and Lead Cinematic Animator – thanks Dan! ”
Talent Acquisition Business Partner
"We’ve worked with Aardvark Swift for many years and they have proven to be a trustworthy partner to us. They have great insight in the type of roles we’re recruiting for and have had many successful placements with us over the past few years. It’s always a pleasure working with Aardvark, as they show great effort in the quality of applicants that they submit to us and their professional manner of following up with running applications. We’d be happy to recommend them as manpower supplier as they have a very human and kind approach of recruiting candidates."
Studio Technical Director
"Some of our best employees have come from Aardvark Swift. They have taken the time to really get to know us as a business and to understand our requirements. We know from the calibre of candidate we receive that they take time to get to know them too. Additionally, their added-value offerings such as the Grads in Games initiative provides us with the opportunity to give a little something back. A really friendly team, always super responsive, and an absolute pleasure to deal with."
"I am always confident that when I place a vacancy, the team at Aardvark Swift will find the perfect candidate for us. We have employed many staff at all levels through Aardvark Swift, and they never fail to give us the great service that we’ve come to expect from them. They are always my first stop to place a vacancy and will continue to be so in the future!"
Head of HR (EMEA)
“We have been delighted to continue to develop our partnership with Aardvark Swift to support our recruitment needs. They have invested time to deeply understand our business structure and culture, allowing them to ensure the candidates presented are pre-qualified to an extremely high standard. This level of understanding and trust that we have built allows us to work quickly to secure the best talent available in the marketplace, enhancing our team's capability. They have proven time and time again their ability to successfully secure high calibre candidates across multiple commercial disciplines including Sales, Marketing, and our Licencing Department. The team at Aardvark Swift have been, and I am sure will remain, an important and trusted partner of Konami in Europe.”