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ASTUTE Technical Recruitment Ltd

4.7 (2322 reviews)

88% highly recommend ASTUTE Technical Recruitment Ltd recruiters


Company Overview

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Headquarters: Portsmouth, Hampshire



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.

Recent Reviews

Gemma S. | Electrical Maintenance Technician 4.8

Gemma recommends Kyle to others  
1 month ago

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Steffan H. | Assistant Buyer/Materials Administrator 5.0

Steffan recommends Megan to others  
1 month ago

Megan has provided me with all the information I need to go ahead if I am offered an interview. Megan was great help & would highly recommend. Definitely a great individual to have working for your company.

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Jill F. | Project Planner / Project Manager 5.0

Jill recommends Tim to others  
1 month ago

Tim was great to work with from start to finish. He put in the time to discuss the role I had applied for in detail to make sure it was right for me and even went through some interview prep which was really helpful. Tim put my mind at ease before the interview and gave feedback resulting in a job offer. I would highly recommend Tim to any of my friends and colleagues.

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Stephen B. | Sub Contracts Manager 4.8

Stephen recommends Greg to others  
1 month ago

I made contact with Greg and he he quickly identified potentially suitable opportunities for me. Throughout the process, he kept in contact either verbally or via e mail, culminating with the arrangement of an interview. Very professional with a friendly approach.

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Joshua W. | Undergraduate Mechanical Engineer 5.0

Joshua recommends Kyle to others  
2 weeks ago

Kyle went above and beyond my expectation and helped me secure the perfect job. He initially contacted me, after finding my CV online, with an amazing work opportunity that matched exactly what I was after. After a conversation about my experience and requirements he provided me with more potential opportunities, which were even more suitable. Shortly after, an invitation to interview was received, Kyle assisted in the preparation for that. Not long later an offer was made and accepted. Kyle is a very experienced recruiter and I highly recommend him to anyone looking within the energy sector.

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Billy T. | Shift Leader 5.0

Billy recommends Dan to others  
2 weeks ago

Dan was very helpful giving 100% in trying to secure a position for me, unfortunately I had no luck this time. Dan was most importantly very honest throughout the process from start to finish and i guess like me most candidates just want to hear the truth even if it is bad news. Dan has this quality. I have no doubt that Dan will be securing me a position at some point in the future using his talents. Thank you Dan for everything you have done.

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Luke B. | Technical Specialist 4.8

Luke recommends Dan to others  
1 month ago

Dan was a pleasure to work with. He was knowledgeable about the industry my expertise sat within, and had a proven track record of placing candidates in suitable job roles. Dans communication was excellent, keeping my informed through every step of the recruitment process. I particularly appreciated the advice Dan offered and the genuine interest Dan showed in developing my career. This was reassuring as the job required relocation so was good to have Dan ensure the process ran smoothly. Would highly recommend Dan for all recruitment needs. Many thanks Luke

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ALEXANDRA recommends Adam to others  
6 hours ago

Adam is very personable, and understood my situation and also the sector. All aspects of the recruitment process have been handled very efficiently. I would not hesitate to recommend Adam to anyone searching for their next opportunity.

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John B. | Contract Change Programme Manager 4.2

John recommends Adam to others  
6 hours ago

Adam's approach was polite, courteous and knowledgeable of my career experience. His description of the vacancy he is managing as a recruiter, was concise but in depth. I think Adam to be genuine and very professional in they way he conducted our initial conversation.

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Rezvan D. | Electrical Engineer - Mercury Engineering 4.8

Rezvan recommends Ben to others  
1 day ago

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TREVOR D. | programmer/ Operator/F.A.I.R. inspector & program improver 5.0

TREVOR recommends Simon to others  
1 day ago

he is concise and professional.

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Elias M. | Mechanical Technician 5.0

Elias recommends Megan to others  
1 day ago

Megan was very professional, in the way she handled my application. She responded in a timely manner to my requests and explained in detail about the role at hand. I would encourage her to keep it up, for the benefit of would be candidates.

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Richard S. | Director 3.8

1 day ago

I have only just made contact with Tim and based on the first few conversations he has been professional and courteous. He has tried hard to understand who and what I am and most importantly listened. I look forward to working with Tim in the future hopefully to a successful conclusion.

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Liam B. | CAD Draughtsman 5.0

Liam recommends Greg to others  
1 day ago

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Marcel B. | Consultant 3.8

2 days ago

Steve was very professional and able to articulate the requirements of the role clearly . He set clear expectations of timing and next steps of the process.

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James P. | 5th Week Senior Technician & Rotating Equipment Technician 4.4

James recommends Dan to others  
19 hours ago

Dan and I had a great chat about the role and industry as a whole. He loosely outlined expectations from both the employer and mine as a potential employee, whilst additionally gathering some background information in a conversational manner. Dan was knowledgeable about the industry and future possibilities and provided a very enthusiastic backdrop to the employing companies status and goals. He didn’t sound rushed and whilst understanding the sincerity of the discussion I thoroughly enjoyed talking to him. On putting down the phone Dan duly followed through with his promises in a very timely manner. Altogether a very professional and refreshing experience.

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Rob B. | Microsoft Tenant & Active Directory Migration Remediation team member 5.0

Rob recommends George to others  
2 days ago

A top guy that put up with my endless chat lol

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Industries Served

  • construction
  • Waste
  • Defence
  • manufacturing
  • Water
  • Renewable Energy
  • Nuclear
  • Power



4000 Lakeside, Western Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO6 3FP
United Kingdom