ARU London work closely with employers to design and update courses to meet the future needs of industry. Our network of organisations stretches across the UK with some operating globally.

This network of organisations allows us to work closely with employers to support our students in gaining valuable experience.

The University has partnered with a number of prestigious companies in order to give students a higher chance of finding employment. Some of these employers visit our campus to speak at our Industry Exposure sessions. Companies range from hospitality sector to the finance sector, to various healthcare settings which means that, you can hear from professionals in industry right here in at ARU London.

Business representatives, company owners and guest lecturers speak about their career journey, their companies, tips on how to secure a graduate job after university and occasionally they are in the building actively recruiting! These events take place throughout the year.

Below are profiles of some of our partners:

The Royal Household

The Royal Household

With the Royal Household, everyday jobs become exceptional. This is because, whatever their role and whichever department they’re in, our people are part of something remarkable. They provide invaluable support to The Queen and Royal Family - enabling them to fulfil their duties and serve the nation. And, working in magnificent and historic surroundings, they’re inspired to deliver to a higher standard.

We are a truly diverse organisation - not just in the range of people who work here, but also in the careers that we offer. Alongside the roles you may expect, you’ll find everything from HR, Finance and IT professionals to Engineers, Curators and Chefs. They all work as one towards a shared and unique purpose.

We also have a number of seasonal vacancies each year, to support the summer opening of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace, and increase in staff at the Palace of Holyroodhouse and Windsor Castle during the busy summer season.

Building a career here means both upholding cherished traditions and exploring new ideas to take the Household and our work forward. You’ll be trusted and supported, and proud of the contribution you make. Collaboration, variety and challenge will become commonplace. And, in an environment that is unexpectedly business-minded and refreshingly down-to-earth, you’ll be able to take your career to the next level.

Leader Engineering
Recruitment Services

Leader Engineering, Recruitment Services

Since 2005, Leader Engineering has provided recruitment services to Oil and Gas companies operating in all major producing regions worldwide.

Over the years, we've become recognised as one of the market leaders in the supply of professional contract personnel and specialist consultants. We have an unparalleled candidate network and long-standing client relationships internationally.

Originally formed by an enginerring family in Scotland, we apply more than 25 years first-hand experience to maintain our position at the forefront of our sector.

Our background mean we're uniquely placed to speak to clients and candidates on a technical level. That's why we have agreements with some of the world's largest companies. and have recorded a 230% growth in turnover since 2011.

Today we have active companies in Hong Kong, Cyprus and Dubai.

Alban House Print
Print Management

Alban House Print, Print Management

Alban House is a dynamic print management company based in Clerkenwell, London. It provides services to publishers, marketing agencies and media companies. We can source virtually any print related product and have a nationwide netwrok of trusted suppliers that we use to facilitate this.

Empowered Systems
Business Software Solutions

Empowered Systems, Business Software Solutions

Empowered Systems has over a decade’s experience of delivering highly scalable, secure and trusted Governance Risk and Compliance management and reporting solutions to global financial institutions. In collaboration with industry experts and leading edge clients, Empowered Systems has evolved a risk governance platform that provides a flexible and powerful solution to sophisticated GRC framework and requirements now required by Regulators and stakeholders alike. All provided through configuration (not customization), so the portal can be evolved in tandem with the maturing operating model and business requirements. The solution also provides easy onboarding of external data sources, allowing maximum leverage of value to be gained from legacy and 3rd party systems and data sources.

Barar & Associates
Specialist Solicitors

Barar & Associates, Specialist Solicitors

Barar & Associates are consultants who have a detailed knowledge of immigration and nationality law. They are registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority and are a member of the Immigration Law Practitioners Association.

They aim to source students who are hardworking, intuitive, willing to learn and who are committed to developing within the company.

Hotels and Resorts

Hilton, Hotels and Resorts

Hilton Hotels and Resorts has more than 540 properties in 78 countries across six continents. As the most recognized name in the industry, Hilton remains synonymous with the word "hotel." From inaugural balls and Hollywood award galas to business events and days to remember, Hilton is where the world makes history.  

Hilton seeks students who can deliver exceptional guest experiences, who act with integrity and show leadership skills. In the UK Business Traveller Awards, Hilton was awarded for “Best Business Hotel Chain in the UK” and “Best Business Hotel Chain in Europe.” To work for Hilton you will need to show that you have the determination to work hard and succeed as they operate with a sense of urgency and discipline.  

The Cinnamon Club

The Cinnamon Club, Restaurant

Chef Vivek Singh is one of the most successful and respected modern Indian chefs in the country, with three renowned London restaurants to his name – the authentic dining experience of The Cinnamon Club, the City’s Cinnamon Kitchen and Cinnamon Soho.

His refined approach to Indian cuisine changed the perception of Indian food in the UK and his success and reputation has continued to grow with the publication of five cookbooks, media appearances and a regular guest slot on BBC’s Saturday Kitchen.

Over the years Chef Vivek and his team have recruited many students within the hospitality and culinary departments of his company to enhance their skills and develop them professionally and is always seeking students who are passionate and hardworking to grow within his company.

Radisson Blu
Hotels and Resorts

Radisson Blu, Hotels and Resorts

Radisson is one of the world's leading global hotel brands. It delivers vibrant, contemporary and engaging hospitality that is characterized by its unique “Yes I Can!” service philosophy. First-class, full-service hotels with a range of World of Radisson features that have been created specifically to be empathetic to the challenges of modern travel, including its 100% Guest Satisfaction Guarantee.

Radisson has a strong worldwide portfolio and continues to grow with a focus on adding key hotels in major cities, airport gateways, leisure destinations and other important locations. Radisson currently has over 430 hotels operating throughout the world with 103 contracted properties under development.

Legal Firm

ELS Legal LLP, Legal Firm

Located in the historic Ely Place near Holborn ELS Legal is a traditional legal firm based in the City of London.

They believe in the values of client service, transparency, honest advice and long lasting close relationships, whilst also taking a modern and flexible apporach. ELS Legal has extensive knowledge in international or 'transnational' litigation with disputes among business or individuals residing in different countries.

ELS Legal LLP enjoys working with students who are hardworking, adaptable, passionate, flexible and above all fully committed to their role.

German Gymnasium

German Gymnasium, Restaurant

Situated on the site of Britain's first purpose built gym, D&Ds newest fine fining restaurant offers a range of contemporary central European cuisine and a choice of dining areas, including a grand café, bar and vast outdoor terrace.

Le Pont de la Tour

Le Pont de la Tour, Restaurant

As one of the most recognisable names on the London restaurant scene, the recently refurbished Le Pont de la Tour offers exceptional French cooking. Situated in the shadow of Tower Bridge, this elegant restaurant and laid back bar and grill provides for one of London's most exciting and scenic places to work.


ENS, Recruitment

Two decades ago, we were a small family business that opened its doors dedicated to finding good people and finding the right jobs for them. We’re still family run, but our “family” has grown a little since then. We’ve grown into a leading health and social care recruiter and training provider for staff across the private and public sectors, including nursing and residential care providers as well as housing associations, the NHS and local authorities. We also offer support packages for people who need help living independently.

Today, we are a well-known and well-trusted name in the health and social care sector in Essex, Kent, Surrey and London. But whoever we’re working with, whether we’re providing temporary, interim or permanent staff, we’re always committed to providing excellent service.

ENS provides specialised training and is keen to work with students who are flexible, willing and are able to demonstrate a real desire to work in the care field.

Folkestone Nursing Home

Folkestone Nursing Home, Healthcare

Folkestone Nursing Home is great believer in making life's passions fulfilling. Whether it's taking up a new hobby, sharing a good story with a friend, or keeping an old interest alive.

Folkestone Nursing Home places a lot of emphasis on team building, staff training and personal development. They have a family friendly atmosphere where staff work together and bond at the same time.  They believe in investing in the lives of people by making a difference and aim to develop the student’s skills for progression into the Healthcare Industry.

Thomson Reuters
Mass Media and Information

Thomson Reuters, Mass Media and Information

Thomson Reuters provides professionals with the intelligence, technology and human expertise they need to find trusted answers.

They enable professionals in the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, and media markets to make the decisions that matter most, all powered by the world's most trusted news organization.

With over 100 years of experience employing over 50,000 people across more than 100 countries Thomson Reuters is The Answer Company. They know data on its own is not enough and without insightful people and intuitive technology, data has no source and no direction. Their boundary breaking solutions provide a unique view of challenges modern professionals face.

Royal Automobile Club
Private British Club

Royal Automobile Club, Private British Club

The Royal Automobile Club is one of the world’s foremost private members’ clubs, offering first-class facilities across two distinctly different clubhouses, built on the foundation of being the United Kingdom’s oldest motoring organisation.

John Walsh Associates
Accountants and Tax Advisors

John Walsh Associates, Accountants and Tax Advisors

John Walsh Associates Accountants and Tax Advisers was established in May 2008. The practice was set up when John Walsh left Dover Childs Tyler after it merged and established a new practice in the West End of London.

JWA has over 25 years experience in dealing with the needs of businesses and individuals. They have a strong background in providing specialist taxation advice across a range of taxes (including VAT) with an emphasis on service and delivery to clients. Their experience has been gained in a combination of working in the Accountancy profession and as a Tax Inspector for HM Revenue & Customs.

Shorefront Films

Shorefront Films

A straight-talking video production agency based in London. Shorefront Films create video of the highest quality and deliver it to you in a timely fashion, minus the usual headache. It’s video production, just…simplified.

Their team of directors, producers, camera operators and editors have a vast wealth of experience and are masters in the art of converting concepts into reality. Whether it’s public-facing or internal comms, they’ve been enabling businesses to utilise the full power of video to get their message heard for many years and theirexpertise and customer service are unparalleled. 

SpaYse International
Hospitality, Catering & Events Recruitment

SpaYse International, Hospitality, Catering & Events Recruitment

SpaYse International support the hospitality industry through recruitment, retention, engagement and development training since 2010. Their goal is to find extraordinary talent by matching the right people to the right opportunities, every time. 

They seek to understand the candidate’s career goals, needs and motivations as well getting to know their personality and work preferences to match the best role available. They choose to work with companies who are heavily focused on putting their staff at the core of their business.

They work with a whole list of leading hotels including luxury 5* Hotels and restaurants in London to provide dynamic and talented staff; to both front-of-house and other roles such as Sales, Marketing and Events on a permanent and temporary basis.

SpaYse International also work with their clients to provide cover for holidays, sickness and additional help for events which can be one-off shifts or fixed term contracts, often leading to permanent positions.

To find out more please email the employability team at ARUL or visit their website at

Restaurant Group

Aqua, Restaurant Group

In 2000, former lawyer David Yeo launched aqua restaurant with a vision to bring some of the chic restaurant buzz of New York, Tokyo and London to Hong Kong. It proved such a success that today Aqua Restaurant Group has grown into a formidable culinary empire of over 20 ground-breaking outlets incorporating some of the most innovative destination restaurants in Hong Kong, Beijing and London.

Throughout the years, Aqua Restaurant Group’s philosophy has remained unchanged; to prepare exquisite food using the freshest, highest-quality produce in a way where the true flavours shine. In London, it boasts two luxury restaurants in the Shard and three on Regent Street.

Aqua restaurant group look for right person with the right attitude, they like for candidates with relevant experience but above all they want people who are enthusiastic, hardworking and with a genuine passion for the hospitality industry and their brand. 

Excel Care
Care Provider

Excel Care, Care Provider

Excel Care prides itself on being a family-run company. Everything they do stems from their desire to create individual care for each person that uses their service, in a happy, relaxed and high quality environment. They provide exceptional residential nursing and dementia care as well as a wide range of services for long or short stays.

Their Care Homes combine luxury, modern facilities, with elegant, comfortable environments and carefully selected teams of professionals who are passionate about caring for others. They have various departments such as activities, care, catering, human resources, hospitality and housekeeping with a mission to design, construct and manage the highest level of quality Care Homes throughout the UK.

Excel Care likes to work with students who are flexible, committed and who have a real passion for caring.

Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn, Hotels

With over 4,900 hotels and nearly 674,000 rooms in nearly 100 countries around the world, in 13 of the 20 largest hotel markets, they are a company that knows hospitality. Their vision is to become one of the great companies in the world by creating 'Great Hotels Guests Love.' They will deliver this through their portfolio of preferred brands, talented people and best-in-class delivery systems.

IHG is a global company with 9 hotel brands, meaning a world of opportunity for you. Their success flows from the thousands of people around the world who form part of the IHG team. It’s their ideas, inspiration and effort that make IHG who they are. It’s their individuality that IHG love. So if you want to work somewhere that can offer a rewarding career and room to be yourself, we want all of you at IHG.

Hotel Café Royal

Hotel Café Royal, Hotel

Café Royal are a 5 star deluxe hotel, with over 160 rooms available, private clubs, restaurants, cafes and bars. Since their arrival in 1865 in the iconic landmark of Regent Street they have established themselves as entertainers for the royalty and rockstars with guests such as Princess Diana, Winston Churchill, Muhammad Ali and Mick Jagger.

They are constantly seeking excellence and look for students who are hardworking, conscientious, a great and positive contribution to the team and who are eager to learn and prove their ability.

King and King

King and King, Accountants

King & King is a professional firm of Chartered Accountants and Chartered Tax Advisers based in Central London. They have been established for over 55 years and their clientele enjoy the benefits of vast experience and personal service that few can equal. They serve clients, local, nationwide and international which proves their expertise that enables them to cover all aspects of accountancy, taxation and business services.

King and King enjoy working with students who are flexible, very confident and who have a passion for pursuing a career in accountancy and who are hungry to develop within the company.

Excellent Care Ltd.
Care Agency

Excellent Care Ltd., Care Agency

Excellent Care is one of the fastest growing nurses and domiciliary care agencies with offices throughout the UK. Based in Caterham, Surrey, Excellent Care have branches in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Bexhill and are due to open a new office in London. They have been operating for the last six years in which they have been frequently expanding their offices and workforce to reach and support many more communities. They are one of the CQC approved domiciliary care providers.  

Our student who is currently working there received the following comments ‘The student is a very capable and talented individual who has the potential to fulfil all the duties and responsibilities and grow as an Office Admin’. Excellent Care is always seeking students who are hardworking and flexible. They also seek students who are willing to learn and act quickly, who bring in their ideas from education into practice and who can provide up-to-date knowledge to help the company progress.

Marriott Hotels

Marriott Hotels, Hotels

Marriott International, Inc., is a global leading lodging company with more than 4,200 properties in 79 countries and territories. Marriott Hotel Waltham Abbey is a full service hotel based on the M25, primarily dealing with business and events.

Marriott pride themselves on putting people first, pursuing excellence, embracing change, acting with integrity and serving the world. They believe in recruiting and investing in students, and enjoy seeing them grow within the company.  


Novotel, Hotels

Accor Hotels are much more than a world leader. They are 180,000 hoteliers, 17 brands with the same shared passion for welcoming. They take care of millions of guests in their 3,800 addresses and on their digital platforms. As an operator and franchiser (HotelServices), owner and investor (HotelInvest), they invest all their energy into making “Feel Welcome” resonate as the finest hotel promise. From luxury to economy and in every corner of the globe they meet all the needs of business and leisure travellers seeking comfort, attention and high-quality services.

If you are someone unique, imaginative and seeking to work in a diverse and well established hotel then Novotel has something to offer. They are a caring employer who provides respect, training and career development for all employees.

Guys and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Guys and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Guys and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust are one of the UK’s leading hospitals that provide high quality, personal care. They are part of the King’s Health Partners, one of only six academic health science centres in the UK.  

Our BSc (Hons) Business and Healthcare Management student who is currently working at Guys and St Thomas' was awarded employee of the month in July 2015 due to her outstanding performance.

We received some feedback from the manager ‘I always view recruiting students as beneficial as students offer a lot of enthusiasm, they continuously seek to develop their skills which is always an advantage to the organisation’

LifeCome Care
Domestic Care

LifeCome Care, Domestic Care

LifeCome Care pride themselves on providing not just care but a lifestyle support package.

LifeCome Care provides domestic care for the elderly, dementia and Alzheimer’s sufferers as well as other care needs. This partnership is one of many and is an opportunity for us to recruit new students into the healthcare industry. We're excited for Lifecome Care to become actively involved with ARU London for years to come.

Barchester Healthcare
Care Home

Barchester Healthcare, Care Home

Magnolia Court is a purpose-built home in Golders Green, close to local amenities. They provide first-class 24-hour nursing care and also offer respite care. There are attractive single en suite rooms and number of lounge areas where residents can entertain their families and guests. Their aim is to provide an environment as near to a 'home-from-home' environment as possible.

Magnolia Court is always looking for students who are flexible, hardworking, who are committed and enjoy working with the elderly.

Marriott Hotel – Maida Vale and London Marriott Hotel Regent’s Park

Marriott Hotel – Maida Vale and London Marriott Hotel Regent’s Park

Maida Vale - Discover contemporary comfort with style to match at the London Marriott Hotel Maida Vale. Ideally located in the scenic Maida Vale district, their hotel provides all you need for a remarkable experience. Thoughtfully appointed guest rooms offer a host of useful amenities, including high-speed Wi-Fi access, a flat-screen TV, and a spacious work desk. Enjoy complimentary access to a heated pool at Bannatyne's Leisure Club, adjacent to our hotel, or satisfy your cravings with mouthwatering Italian cuisine at our in house, "Restaurant Fratelli". Guests seeking a venue for a business meeting or wedding here in Maida Vale can benefit from six functional event spaces, in addition to dedicated planning and catering services. The hotel's exceptional location situates you close to London's top destinations, including Camden Market, Wembley Stadium, and Regents Park. No matter your reason for visiting North West London, you'll be delighted with your stay here at the London Marriott Hotel Maida Vale.

The London Marriott Hotel Regents Park is conveniently located north of London in an area ideal for both business and leisure travellers. The hotel’s setting in Swiss Cottage provides the perfect base from which to explore the city, making sightseeing fun and easy for families, friends and solo travellers. In addition, the lively markets of Camden Town, Primrose Hill with its chic shops, cafés and panoramic views across London, and ZSL London Zoo in Regent’s Park are all within walking distance of this North London hotel. Guests can enjoy spacious rooms, complimentary Wi-Fi in all public areas and access to our well-equipped on-site Leisure Club with indoor swimming pool. Boasting 307 rooms, 7 meeting rooms, bar and restaurant our friendly hotel in North London provides for a memorable stay.

Marriott Hotels, Marriott International’s flagship brand with more than 500 global locations, is advancing the art of hosting so that their guests can travel brilliantly. As a host with Marriott Hotels, they keep their promise by delivering premium choices, sophisticated style, and well-crafted details. ARU London has recently partnered with Marriott – Maida Vale and the HR Manager will be attending as guest lecture on an on-going basis to share her knowledge and her passion for HR and for the Hotel industry. The HR manager encourages students to demonstrate their skills and imagination.

Hotels Management

thistle, Hotels Management

Thistle has 31 hotels across the country, many in superb city centre locations, including ten in central London. With a selection of restaurants and a choice of excellent health and leisure facilities, there is something for everyone. Thistle is investing over £100 million in the next two years and they have 2 hotels in the exotic peninsula of Malaysia.

Thistle Hotels are all about informal, upmarket hotels, with warm, straightforward service, in a comfortable, relaxed setting. Their aim is to create an atmosphere where guests can work or rest at their own pace, where we can ensure we deliver exactly what our guests’ need.

Thistle looks for the right employee who puts the guests' experience first; achieving results through innovation and entrepreneurial flair, working together as one team and inspiring others with a passion for excellence. One of our students currently working has demonstrated the type of candidate that Thistle seek and has received excellent feedback due to their hard work ethic. We are pleased to hear that the student is progressing rapidly within Thistle Barbican.

Corbin & King

Corbin & King, Hotelier

Corbin & King was founded by Chris Corbin & Jeremy King, who have been partners in business for nearly 40 years. The 90s saw the pair open various notable restaurants across London and they continue to make a significant contribution to the UK’s hospitality industry.

Today, Corbin & King’s current portfolio comprises The Wolseley on Piccadilly, The Delaunay in Aldwych, Brasserie Zédel in Soho, Colbert in Chelsea, Fischer's in Marylebone, Bellanger in Islington, Café Wolseley at Bicester Village and Soutine in St John’s Wood.

At Corbin & King, we believe that people are our biggest asset and we are proud to deliver hospitality from the heart to create places where people feel they belong.

Uniform Education
Education Recruitment

Uniform Education, Education Recruitment

Uniform Education is a leading education recruitment specialist agency that recruit teachers and support assistants across London and the home counties. With over 50 years’ experience, we are dedicated to recruiting teachers and support assistants for a range of schools. We source quality teaching talent from the UK and overseas, into Primary, Secondary, SEND, Faith and Academy schools. 

Uniform Education provides teachers and support assistants with ongoing assistance during the recruitment process to ensure that they find the right role. Our approach is different; we consider each candidates’ first placement to be just the beginning and we continue to support everyone throughout their career journey.

Uniform Education recruit for a range of roles that include:

  • Teaching Assistants
  • Learning Support Assistants
  • Support Assistants
  • Cover Supervisors
  • Higher Level Teaching Assistants
  • Intervention Specialists
  • Graduate Teaching Assistants

Hill House Nursing Home
Care Home

Hill House Nursing Home, Care Home

We are a Croydon based care home group which has always placed a great emphasis on our residents’ wellbeing whilst in our care and both homes are currently rated as “Good” by the Care Quality Commission. Hill House is a 60 bedded Nursing Dementia Care Home and Westside is a smaller care home, also specialising in nursing care. We are also delighted to have been awarded Beacon status, the highest level in the Gold Standards Framework End of Life Care, across both homes since 2009. We are described as “An outstanding, warm, friendly yet exceedingly professional Home group where it felt as though Gold Standards Framework has been cemented into the brick work and breathed through the air from day one" – The managers oversee all the unit managers, qualified nurses, carers, caterers and domestic staff,  providing residents with 24-hour assistance and the highest level of care. We are totally confident in our staff’s abilities. In fact, founder Mrs Carey was a resident at Hill House during the final year of her life, and Gill’s mother-in-law was a resident for in our Westside home. We like to call this the ‘Mum Test’. We believe that the fact that our homes have remained family-run for the past sixty years has enabled us to develop and sustain a unique level of care for our residents and their families. We have often welcomed generations of the same family through our doors and are well-established within the local communities of Purley and Kenley, too.  rehabilitation, palliative, respite and convalescent car. 

We are always well staffed, but also happy to receive additional applications from a range of people who wish to be considered as Health Care Assistants, Senior Health Care Assistants and Team Leaders, depending on experience.

Chinite Home Care
Care Home

Chinite Home Care, Care Home

Continue to lead a quality, independent and dignified life within your own home.

We believe getting older or having a disability shouldn’t mean losing your independence or dignity. Our home care, often called domiciliary care, enables older or less physically able people to continue to lead a quality, independent and dignified life within their own home or in the society.

Chinite Home Care is always looking for students who are flexible, hardworking, committed and passionate about working with vulnerable people.

We welcome the opportunity to work in partnership with Anglian Ruskin University London to recruit students who are willing to join our growing team of healthcare workforce.

Food Service Provider

BaxterStorey, Food Service Provider

We want to be the best independent food service provider with a leading-edge reputation for food, service and team development. We achieve this through nurturing well-trained and highly motivated people; we value their contribution to ensure we consistently exceed expectations.

Although passionate about food our success comes from our people. They are passionate about food and passionate about serving our customers. Focusing on the importance of high standards they are constantly motivated to ensure our customers receive the ultimate dining experience.

St Matthews Healthcare
Care Homes

St Matthews Healthcare, Care Homes

Our ethos is that we provide professional and compassionate care that promotes independence and supports residents to pursue their own interests. St Matthews Healthcare provides a variety of specialist intensive mental health therapies for patients facing a variety of complex mental health disorders and behavioural challenges, as well as neuro-behavioural rehabilitation for those affected by brain injury. We also offer a range of residential care services for the elderly living with mental health problems, including dementia, combined with declining physical health. We treat all of our patients with dignity and respect and, where possible, we work collaboratively with them to agree a bespoke programme of care and independent living skills. The care provided treats the whole person by combining psychological interventions with leisure and social activities to enhance overall health and wellbeing.

Excello Law
Law Firm

Excello Law, Law Firm

Founded in 2009, Excello Law is a fast-growing, national law firm providing a more dynamic, forward-thinking and independent environment in which to practise for experienced commercial, family and private client lawyers.

We have a team of 100+ partner-level lawyers supported by a central business services team of 25. We recruit for paralegal and trainee solicitor positions on an ad hoc basis as needed by the business.

The firm has six UK offices – London (Chancery Lane & Bishopsgate), Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool and Chester – and strategic alliances with new-model firms in the US and Australia.

We were one of the first law firms in the UK to pioneer true agile working with lawyers enjoying total freedom to manage their working day as they choose.  That includes working remotely or from one of our office hubs, choosing the clients they work with and taking responsibility for their fee structure. The model reduces overhead costs and uses leading-edge technology to give freedom to lawyers and provide better value legal services to clients.

Park Plaza
Hotels and Resorts

Park Plaza, Hotels and Resorts

Daniel Pederschi started his career in hospitality over 20 years ago as a Management Trainee in West London. After enhancing his skills in a variety of luxury world ranking UK hotels such as Grosvenor House, Le Meridien Piccadilly, Café Royal and Somerset House, he was appointed  Hotel Manager in November 2009 for Park Plaza’s launch.  He was shortly promoted to General Manager in 2011.

Park Plaza is an upscale and contemporary hotel which can cater for up to 2,500 guests and holds one of the largest event spaces in London. They have over 1,019 design led guestrooms, 54 suites and penthouses, ballrooms, and can accommodate groups of up to 2,000 people. The clientele consists predominantly of corporate, international conference delegates and upscale individual visitors.

The General Manager places a lot of onus on employee retention. Park Plaza recently celebrated their 5th Birthday since the launch and out of a total of 400 employees,  107 employees who started remain to this day employed which shows the commitment and dedication which Daniel expects from all his staff. Employees at Park Plaza are all highly trained to meet the exceptional standards expected, which requires excellence throughout all functions. Regular team training to enhance guest service delivery is provided. Through this approach, designed by the Learning and Development Team, has created a unique’ Inspirational Service Programme’ which looks at ways to surprise and delight whilst making the guests feel welcome.

Daniel focuses a lot on student employment as he believes that in doing so he receives twice as much back and this ensures the sustainability for the future. The General Manager views his employees as having a meritocratic nature also talks positively about students who he sees as being focused and committed and encourages them to take every learning opportunity, invest in on the job training and never stop trying.

Arco Academy

Arco Academy, Education

Arco Academy is a sports-specialist alternative provision school offering an alternative education to students referred by their schools and Local Authorities. They offer additional vocational courses and personal development opportunities to help students better understand the world of work and improve their chances of employment. They have had many success with students who initially was referred by their own school to Arco Academy and progressed to bettering themselves in gaining an education and reaching their full potential.

Onvestor Advisory Limited
FInancial Services

Onvestor Advisory Limited, FInancial Services

Onvestor helps clients build a well thought through financial plan to realise their short, medium and long-term objectives – making provision for the retirement they want and everything else they want to do along the way.  Our team of fully qualified financial advisers are available to help everyone.  Using video conference technology, it enables us to serve customers nationwide at low cost.

Key Contact - Kathy Codling, Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, Kathy has been instrumental in shaping all operational aspects of Onvestor since inception, bringing strategic vision to life. From building the team and its partner base to establishing optimum business processes, while meeting regulatory requirements, Kathy’s overarching view ensures best practice across the business.  Delivering exceptional customer service is a standard that Kathy expects of herself and the wider team, upholding the resolute determination of Onvestor to redefine the financial services industry.

Before joining Onvestor, Kathy dedicated nineteen years to the Charities sector, undertaking management positions at Board level with Trustees, the Charities Commission and various national governing bodies for health and education.  With a keen interest in business technology driven by her studies of Computing Real Time Systems at the University of Brighton, Kathy finds working for a Fintech Startup, alongside a Board of true innovators, immensely satisfying.

The Ritz

The Ritz, Hotel

When The Ritz first opened its doors in 1906, it was considered one of the greatest hotels in the world.

Conceived by the famous hotelier César Ritz with the aim of becoming the ultimate destination for guests looking to stay at the most luxurious hotel in the land, no expense was spared on its opulent interiors and lavish furnishings.

Now, 113 years after first opening its doors, The Ritz continues to offer its guests the same exceptionally high standards and exquisitely luxurious experience that was the keystone in the creation of a world-class hotel.

Irwin and Mitchell

Irwin and Mitchell, Solicitors

Irwin and Mitchell was founded in 1912 by Walter Irwin Mitchell. He aimed to provide the highest quality legal services in Sheffield but now the firm has expanded and they have offices within Birmingham, Cambridge, Manchester, London and many more. They currently employ over 2,500 members of staff, including over 1,000 legally trained personnel and have helped over one million clients in their 100 year history. They have won numerous awards including ‘Best Contribution by a Firm with an English Head Office’ in 2018 awarded by Pro Bono Awards as well as one of the ‘Best Law Firms 2019’ as recognised by ‘The Times’. Irwin and Mitchell have visited ARUL numerous times to share presentations regarding the Law industry as well as their company and what opportunities are there for students.


Below are profiles of some of our key contributors:

Atul Kochhar
Benares Restaurant

Atul Kochhar, Benares Restaurant

Atul Kochhar is many things to ARU London and its students. He is recognised as a Student Mentor and an Ambassador of ARU London, as well as a highly successful Business Entrepreneur. Because of these qualities, he is viewed as a role model to many of the students whether they are studying Hospitality, his specialised field, or any aspect of business.

Atul is one of the most critically acclaimed chefs in Britain and able to boast being the first Indian Chef to receive a Michelin star back in 2001. His background as an Indian born, British based chef has allowed him to create a new take on his native cuisine that has been heavily recognised as superb. As well as taking inspiration from British ingredients, Atul has travelled the world to understand the different cultures, cuisines and ingredients available all over the globe.

Atul has many restaurants throughout the world. His first, Benares found in Mayfair, was started in 2003, and by 2007 he was rewarded with another Michelin Star thanks to his unique and innovative approach to modern recipes. He has many more restaurants including establishments in Dubai and on 5 of P&O’s cruise ships. Having recipes featured in international publications and many regular appearances on British TV, Atul remains committed to his passion and is constantly seeking inspiration through travel and research. His work ethic and talent have not gone unnoticed as he has had the privilege to cook for Prince Charles at St. James’s Palace as well as having been personally invited to meet HM The Queen during the President of India’s official visit.

Atul has frequently worked with students throughout his career and is an experienced mentor, having worked with many hospitality and catering students. He is fortunate enough to have seen many go on to success and find managerial jobs within the industry. Having Atul work closely with ARU London gives our students the incredible opportunity to gain valuable insight from such a successful businessman.

Tan Ikram
District Judge

Tan Ikram, District Judge

Tan Ikram became a Deputy District Judge in 2003 and a District Judge (magistrates' courts) on the South Eastern Circuit in 2009. In 2017 he was appointed the Deputy Senior District Judge (Chief Magistrate) for England & Wales.

He was called to the Bar in 1990 and later practiced as a solicitor specialising in fraud, serious and complex crime. He was a Legal Assessor to the Nursing and Midwifery Council Professional Conduct Committee and served as the President of the London Criminal Courts Solicitors' Association in 2007–08.

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Priscilla Sousa (Hitachi Vantara)
Business Consulting

Priscilla Sousa (Hitachi Vantara), Business Consulting

Priscilla started her career in the hospitality industry. She has 12 years’ experience as a general manager in fine dining London restaurants. Whilst managing a famous London restaurant, she decided to start her Finance and Accounting degree at ARU London.

During her degree, Priscilla had the opportunity to venture into the Technology/Finance sector working for Empowered Systems who was a London-based financial software provider and a partner of our university. Following  the first experience, she then worked for Thomson Reuters for nearly five years delivering innovative business software solutions for governance, risk, compliance, and regulatory reporting for organisations with complex data management challenges such as large banks. About over a year ago Priscilla joined Hitachi as a Senior Consultant. Hitachi is a leading company in digital transformation, innovation and development from across Hitachi Group companies, delivering data-driven solutions for commercial and industrial enterprises. Hitachi is among “Reuters 100 Global Top Innovators”.

Priscilla had this to say “My previous position as General Manager along with the material that I learnt from great lecturers at ARU London such as financial reporting, calculating risk, how to write business reports and dealing with budgets to name a few, have helped me gain a wide array of knowledge which came to very good use for my career.”

Donna Allcock (Ireland Tourism)
Travel and Tourism

Donna Allcock (Ireland Tourism), Travel and Tourism

Donna is an award-winning travel industry professional with extensive experience within a range of industry sectors, including travel agents, tour operators, OTA’s, metasearch brands and tourist boards. These include Thomas Cook,, Olympic Holidays and Tourism Ireland, excelling in strategic product planning & development, marketing and e-commerce roles in addition to Director and Board positions.

Passionate about continuous professional development, and almost 20 years after starting her career as a Travel Sales Apprentice, Donna competed with entries from around the world to be awarded the industry’s first ever TTG Media Scholarship to study with Leeds Beckett University. She graduated with a First Class (Hons) degree in Travel Business Management in 2016 and won an Institute of Travel & Tourism (ITT) Student Award, UK Management Undergraduate of the Year finalist, took her first Board position and became an active ITT Education & Training Committee member helping further support the Future You initiative as an Ambassador and Fellow member.

Donna has also taken on a range of consultancy roles in the travel and travel-education sector including working with a leading global awarding body for vocational tourism qualifications and has recently contributed to an upcoming academic publication. She is now the Strategy Implementation Manager (Great Britain) for Tourism Ireland. She is a passionate advocate for championing access to and development opportunities within the travel, tourism & hospitality industry.


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