Aardvark Swift

What Hunted Says

Aardvark Swift have been recruiting for the video game and related industries for over 30 years. With over 29,000 active candidates from 30+ countries, they know a thing or two about matching the right person with the right vacancy. From games, to toys and licensing, they work with hundreds of brands, both large and small, across the globe. Aardvark Swift are an international leader and award-winning recruiter in this space, helping employability from the grassroots with their Grads in Games initiative.

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Recruitment Sectors
C-Level & ExecutiveCreative & DesignDigital & MediaHR & RecruitmentMarketingOffice SupportPR & CommunicationsProcurement & Supply ChainSalesSport & RecreationTechnicalTechnology

How We Work

It’s a common misconception that recruitment agencies “simply send out CVs." There's a lot that goes on behind the scenes at Aardvark Swift! It goes without saying that the most talented candidates are in short supply, and we work tirelessly to make sure we know who they are and how to reach them. So; what makes us so different?

It's what you know AND who you know
As well as working hard to find incredible candidates ourselves, many candidates will also come directly to us. As an industry recognised and award winning recruiter, word of mouth goes a long way and we're very humbled that that's the case! 

Continued guidance and support
We don't just find a candidate and send them on their way to an interview. We're here to provide careers guidance and advice throughout the entire process. Whether that's CV building feedback, interview coaching or coordinating relocation and travel. We want our candidates to be as comfortable as our clients.

Chris Mellor

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Gamescom 2019 - Cologne, DE

Not 'Just Another' Recruiter

In-house marketing team
Unlike other agencies, we have a professional marketing team who work alongside our recruitment consultants. This enables us to create tailor-made premium marketing campaigns that target the right audience. The game development audience we've garnered as a result means that your vacancies get in front of the right people. 
Future-proofing the talent pipeline
Alongside our recruitment activities, we also run the graduate initiative Grads In Games. From our industry written game development series, Search For A Star, to our university tour Get In The Game, we're actively engaging in and honing the next generation. Through our knowledge of what studios are looking for, we are boosting employability and ensuring students are industry-ready when they leave academia. 

Ian Goodall

Managing Director

We Want You To Grow

Training and Support
All of our consultants undergo a 12-week training academy. This is a bespoke training package which both introduces them to the world of recruitment and also our internal processes. Consultants have regular refresher sessions on a number of subjects, from how to write the perfect job spec to elevator pitches. Mentoring support is available for all those who require it from our experienced senior management team.

Personal Development
From training courses to hone your skills to official accreditation, we offer a whole roster of opportunities to better yourself and your skills, which are fully funded by us. From Adobe training for our marketing team, to CertRP for our consultants (awarded by REC, who are the governing body of the recruitment industry). Got a suggestion of how you can better do your job? Bring it up! We want to hear how we can work smarter.

Jasmin Ali

Women in Games Ambassador

Simon Hope

Recruitment Director

Open Office

End of Year Trip 2019 - Hamburg, DE

Aardvark Swift

Key Info

Industry Recruitment/Search
Headquarters Rotherham
Company Size 21-50

Recruitment Sectors
C-Level & Executive Creative & Design Digital & Media HR & Recruitment Marketing Office Support PR & Communications Procurement & Supply Chain Sales Sport & Recreation Technical Technology


  • Back Office Support
  • Actively Hiring Now
  • Award Winning
  • Closed Xmas & New Year
  • Company Wide Trips
  • Dress Down
  • Established 20+ Years
  • Recruiter Licence
  • Recruit to Music
  • Breakout Area
  • Great L&D
  • International Travel for Meetings
  • Micro Brands
  • Parking
  • Private Healthcare
  • Work From Home

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