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ASTUTE Technical Recruitment Ltd / Headquarters, Hampshire

4.69 (2944 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  
4 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  
4 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  
10 months ago

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Jill F. | Project Planner / Project Manager 5.0

Jill recommends Tim to others  
10 months 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  
10 months 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  
9 months 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  
9 months 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  
10 months 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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Chris H. | HMS Monmouth Diesel Section Head 5.0

Chris recommends Dan to others  
1 day ago

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Mike M. | Business Development Manager & Account manager 5.0

Mike recommends Stuart to others  
4 days ago

He was clear and precise and had a good idea of the role and how my experiences matched. He seemed to know the industry and asked the right questions

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Norma S. | Document Controller 3.8

14 hours ago

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Nogie O. | Contractor - Senior Project Planner / Scheduler 5.0

Nogie recommends Dan to others  
1 day ago

He is Precise, friendly and prompt.

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John B. | Senior Contract Engineer 5.0

John recommends Dan to others  
1 day ago

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Keren H. | Candidate 5.0

Keren recommends Tim to others  
4 days ago

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Darren E. | Senior Project Instrument Engineer 4.4

Darren recommends Stuart to others  
6 days ago

Stuart is knowledgeable and informative, I had an excellent experience with regards to all aspects of updating and progressing my job application; highly recommended.

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Gary W. | Document Control Manager 5.0

Gary recommends Alex to others  
5 days ago

Alex was very open and pleasant when we spoke, and responded quickly both with the correspondence he agreed to send me and in return to my emails

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ROBERT E. | Lead Control Systems Engineer 5.0

ROBERT recommends Stuart to others  
6 days ago

I found Stuart to be understanding, knowledgeable and patient. Three very good attributes!

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Francesca W. | Candidate 5.0

Francesca recommends Hayley to others  
1 week ago

Hayley has been really helpful in finding me a new role and has even found ones that I’ve not applied for. She is very friendly and approachable and has offered some really valuable advice. I would definitely recommend her.

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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