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ASTUTE Technical Recruitment Ltd / Headquarters, Hampshire

4.68 (3254 reviews)

86% 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


Stephen recommends Dan to others  
7 months ago

Dan kindly approached me regarding a job that was available locally. He told me everything I needed to know about it and offered to take the time for 2 phone calls (on separate days) to get to know me more, after submitting my cv he’s keeping me upto date with the process.

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Mik H. | HSE Safety Officer 5.0

Mik recommends Greg to others  
8 months ago

I have dealt with Greg for some years now. Every time we have conversed Greg has been absolutely brilliant. Passionate about his job and always striving to get the best position to suit my requirements. Friendly with a brilliant sense of humour. And very very understanding. Always follows up for you. Never forgets about the people he deals with. I cannot fault Greg.

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Gemma S. | Electrical Maintenance Technician 4.8

Gemma recommends Kyle to others  
1 year ago

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Jill F. | Project Planner / Project Manager 5.0

Jill recommends Tim to others  
1 year 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 year 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  
1 year 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  
1 year 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 year 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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Haydan M. | Project Support Engineer 5.0

Haydan recommends Hayley to others  
14 hours ago

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Jonathan D. | Technical and QA Manager 2.0

6 hours ago

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Leigh P. | Energy Recovery Facility Manager 5.0

Leigh recommends Dan to others  
2 days ago

Down to earth, friendly and professional. Clearly has an understanding of the industry and role and hence, made our conversation much easier.

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Abdirahman A. | Customer advisor for green star energy 5.0

Abdirahman recommends Simon to others  
2 days ago

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Stephen T. | Maintenance engineer 4.6

Stephen recommends Tim to others  
2 days ago

Good memory on jobs ,friendly

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Simon John E. | Maintenance Supervisor 5.0

Simon John recommends Dan to others  
2 days ago

Although only at the initial stages of a job application, Dan was very open and honest. He showed a broad knowledge of the industry & clearly has a passion for understanding what a client has to offer. To hear he has been to various different sites and has a good knowledge of plant is something that is usually lacking when asking for further information, and his clear and succinct approach is refreshing. Looking forward to how things progress, and have no concerns with Dan handling my application what-so-ever.

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Malgorzata recommends Gemma to others  
2 days ago

Gemma is a wonderful soul that deeply cares about her job and the people involved. I wish that every recruiter was like her! Each step of the process was handled very efficiently, and Gemma made it possibly stress-free and informative at the same time. I consider her an exceptionally qualified, responsible and trustworthy person.

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Davide V. | Plant & Maintenance Operator 5.0

Davide recommends James to others  
2 days ago

Fill confidence for the first time I tolk to I’m

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Ben M. | Operations and Bioenergy Analyst 5.0

Ben recommends Tim to others  
2 days ago

Tim has helped recruit a number of people into our team that have exceeded the expectations of all involved. He completely understood our culture and industry requirements. Being a new operations team it isn’t always easy to demonstrate the type of person your looking for but Tim has been able to utilise an obvious knowledge for the industry to find the best candidates for us.

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Mark recommends Katie to others  
7 hours ago

Katie recognised that I have a vast amount off experience in all areas of construction and the renewable energy sector, from the construction faze to the day to day running and maintenance of the plant. She then contacted me about a vacancy which I was interested in, but unfortunately the cost of the required commute was too much for the salary that was offered. I would definitely recommend your services as Katie's professionalism was spot on.

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Industries Served

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



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