ASTUTE Technical Recruitment Ltd

4.7 (1748 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

Miguel S. | Shift Leader Customer Service Engineer 5.0

Miguel recommends Lauren to others  
1 year ago

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.

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Paul H. | Production Manager 5.0

Paul recommends Dan to others  
1 year ago

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!!

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Harvey G. | Principal Consultant 5.0

Harvey recommends Dan to others  
8 months ago

Very efficient and professional manner. Has been a pleasure to deal with.

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Christoper H. | Inspection Engineers 4.6

Christoper recommends Paula to others  
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.

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Laurene V. | Transport Controller 5.0

Laurene recommends Ellie to others  
8 months ago

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.

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James F. | Class 1 Fitter/ Manager 4.8

James recommends Kyle to others  
8 months ago

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Karl A. | Remote Support Engineer 5.0

Karl recommends Kate to others  
8 months ago

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.

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Simon C. | Mechanical Technician 5.0

Simon recommends Kyle to others  
7 months ago

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 Propulsion 5.0

Julien recommends Dan to others  
5 months ago

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.

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Jose C. | Technical Sales Advisor 5.0

Jose recommends Kate to others  
5 months ago

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.

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Ammar S. | Mechanical Engineer 5.0

Ammar recommends Molly to others  
5 months ago

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 :) Kind regards Ammar

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Julian H. | Wind Turbine Field Service Technician 5.0

Julian recommends Kate to others  
8 months ago

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.

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ANDY W. | Managing Director 5.0

ANDY recommends Kevin to others  
4 months ago

Kevin is by far the most efficient, professional and personable recruiter I have dealt with. He gave me complete confidence that he always had my best interests at heart.

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Karl S. | Shift Operator 4.8

Karl recommends Sara to others  
9 months ago

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

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Patrick C. | Project Manager 4.2

Patrick recommends Abbie to others  
9 months ago

First class support and customer care, I hope I get the opportunity to work with Abbey in the future.

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Darrin F. | Manufacturing Operative 5.0

Darrin recommends Sara to others  
8 months ago

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

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Maria H. | Project Planner 5.0

Maria recommends Jane to others  
8 months ago

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.

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Connor T. | Engineer Assistant 5.0

Connor recommends Gary to others  
8 months ago

Gary has been in contact with me everyday since I first applied for a job, very helpful, friendly with great advice. Highly recommend thank you!

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Matthew S. | Project Manager 4.0

Matthew recommends Cherie to others  
1 year ago

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.

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Helen L. | Manufacturing Engineer 5.0

Helen recommends Sara to others  
6 months ago

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.

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Liam S. | EC&I Technician 5.0

Liam recommends Arjun to others  
1 year ago

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.

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Thomas R. | Workshop Engineer 5.0

Thomas recommends Kyle to others  
1 year ago

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John H. | Security officer 5.0

John recommends Ellie to others  
3 days ago

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Robert L. | Shift Team Leader 5.0

Robert recommends Arjun to others  
3 days ago

As always, very professional and always easy to contact, a pleasure to deal with, thank you.

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Giorgio T. | UK Resident 4.8

Giorgio recommends Natasha to others  
3 days ago

Natasha is a friendly, understanding recruiter with decent knowledge of the vacancies and roles she deals with. A pleasure to talk to, makes you feel comfortable and confident.

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Danny D. | Security Officer 5.0

Danny recommends Ellie to others  
3 hours ago

Ellie is great at her job as a recruiter. Attention to detail is one of her main attributes, and she has given me helpful tips and pointers for my interview

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Syed A. | Meeting and greeting official visitors 4.0

Syed recommends Ellie to others  
3 days ago

She is very helpful gave me some good tips explained well about the job very nice person also gave good knowledge

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PAUL B. | Security Officer 4.8

PAUL recommends Ellie to others  
1 hour ago

very helpful from the the she recieve my cv

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David O. | No job title 5.0

David recommends Ellie to others  
2 days ago

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Belkacem K. | No job title 5.0

Belkacem recommends Ellie to others  
4 days ago

Ellie done all she could. To help me prepare for my interview.

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Lawrence F. | Senior Quality Engineer 5.0

Lawrence recommends Sara to others  
22 hours ago

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John P. | Senior Life Safety Engineer 5.0

John recommends Dan to others  
4 days ago

Thanks Dan for all your help ,professional at all times regards John.

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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