Astute is the UK’s expert technical recruiter in the Power, Nuclear, Renewables, Waste and Water sectors. Specialising in the provision of professional technical staff across the UK into a range of businesses from small, start-up organisations to some of the country’s largest companies, this dynamic agency supports the full project life cycle of technical assets.
Managing Director Terry Buckel founded Astute in 2006. As an ex-power generation engineer, he wanted to build a technical recruitment business that separated itself from its competitors by offering a superior level of technical qualification and industry knowledge allowing them to more accurately match the right candidates to the right opportunities.
Lauren was really helpful, bringing my attention to a role that was not directly connected to my previous working experience. Gave me good advice throughout the process and managed to get me a phone interview with the employer.
Regardless of the outcome, I think Lauren did a great job and I can only thank for her commitment and thoroughness in providing me with a job opportunity.
Enthusiastic, knowledgeable and recognised my CV as a perfect fit for the role I applied for.
Honest, if he didn’t know the right answer he will say so, took interest in my interview feedback and you can tell he is interested and wants me to be successful in my career search!!
Very efficient and professional manner. Has been a pleasure to deal with.
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Christoper H. | Inspection Engineers4.6
8 months ago
Paula goes above and beyond what i normally expect from a recruiter. She is very attentive to details of the job and is always keen to learn about the industry she is recruiting for.
You fee like you have a personal experience with Paula, why can't all recruiters be like this.
Ellie was very helpful & supportive throughout the consultation process leading up to the first & second interview. She has provided me with the tools to ensure I was well prepared for both interviews.
Without the support from Ellie my interviews might have been a little more challenging.
A big thank you for all your help & support.
Kate was fantastic from the start. She rang me to explain the job role in detail before she submitted my CV and emailed me a full job spec.
Once my CV was picked up by the company and an interview offered, Kate was on the phone straight away with plenty of notice. She gave great advice and sent over an interview prep pack, with the address, time and date and the contact for the company so i didnt feel as if i was in "no mans land" at any point.
After the interview we discussed how things went, and Kate got in contact with the employer. I had a job offer less than an hour later.
I have to say, throughout the process Kates communication was brilliant.
Kyle called me with regards to a new position which matched my desire to relocate. The job had only just come in and Kyle contacted the interviewer and manged to get me an interview within a week. I also had unforeseen reasons that I could not attend and contacted Kyle to help me reschedule which he did for 2 days later. He kept in touch throughout and gave me useful advice. Following the interview I also received feedback within 2 hours which was much appreciated. The whole experience couldn't have gone any better and I would highly recommend Kyle.
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Julien M. | General Sales Manager, EMEA - New Equipment & Aftermarket, Waterjet Propulsion5.0
Communication was very good, which was a refreshing change compared to virtually all other recruiters with whom I've collaborated.
Preparation for interviews, provision of company background info, coaching prior to interviews, and feedback afterwards is all timely and objective. I had a tricky situation as was only three weeks from starting new role and needed the new company to act quickly, without them thinking it was just gamesmanship. Dan understood this and communicated to the client extremely well resulting in the whole process proceeding fast-track to conclusion.
Best experience so far in recruitment.
Kate is been very supportive from day 1 of interaction and been very positive while talking and does regular followups to ensure that i am prepared for interviews.
Most amazingly Kate did support me on weekend over the phone and ensured the preparations are upto the expectation and creates confidence inside you.
Thank you Kate for the great support.
First of all I would like to thank Molly for coming across my cv and letting me know of a potential job that may suit me via a voicemail and an email.
After specking to Molly today she was absolutely focused and professional. Molly has excellent customer skills and the ability understand what a job seeker is looking for. Molly was very enthusiastic and her listening skills where 100%. I've never come across a consultant to be so understanding and exceptionally so polite over the phone. Thank you Molly :)
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Julian H. | Wind Turbine Field Service Technician5.0
Kate has been extremely detailed in what job she was recruiting for and what skills and expertise are required which is extremely refreshing at this time with recruitment the way it is. Also knowledge of my trade and having also clearly read my cv properly was really good too. I was even more impressed with how she has conducted herself with feedback and communication with me, with phone calls or emails, the trust was gained from myself immediately and I have no doubt if she isn’t already she will excel in this role in the near future. I hope others follow her example in this sector because unfortunately I haven’t come across many professionals like Kate in this industry.
Sara was very helpful, she explained the role of the job I had applied for. She was very enthusiastic and I felt that I was being treated very well and she also understood my position regarding re-location
Sara has been brilliant, not only has she provided an abundance of information on the roll, keeping me up to date and organising time that would fit round my current role. Any candidate looking for a new role would be privileged to have Sara on side
Jane has been professional, proactive and efficient, combined with a warm and bubbly personality. She is very knowledgeable, friendly, and extremely good recruitment consultant, providing support and feedback every step of the way, and always has candidate's best interested at heart. Very pleasant experience, and would highly recommend Jane to anyone searching for a new role.
Although still within the interview/ selection process, Cherie to date, has maintained continued and much needed communication, providing advice as and when required, always professional and motivational. A true asset to the Astute business.
This feedback regards pre and post interview attended.
A lot of constructive information was provided for the interview and good preparation and communication given by Sara. The interview went well and not at all stressful due to the good preparation.
Again good communication and keeping in touch after the interview. Sara has been very professional throughout, the experience has been pleasant.
Arjun was a great help from the start. He contacted me when I first submitted my application to gain a better understanding of what I was looking for professionally and personally.
At any change of circumstance (offer of interview, interview feedback, offer of employment etc) Arjun contacted me straight away and kept me updated with what information he had received. He even sent me information on the business and what they do for help with my interview.
He knew everything about the position of both myself and the employer all the way through the recruiting process.