ASTUTE Technical Recruitment Ltd

4.68 (1107 reviews)

87% 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

Thomas R. | Workshop Engineer 5.0

Thomas recommends Kyle to others  
11 months ago

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Paul H. | Production Manager 5.0

Paul recommends Dan to others  
11 months 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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Miguel S. | Shift Leader Customer Service Engineer 5.0

Miguel recommends Lauren to others  
9 months 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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Karl A. | Remote Support Engineer 5.0

Karl recommends Kate to others  
1 month 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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Julian H. | Wind Turbine Field Service Technician 5.0

Julian recommends Kate to others  
1 month 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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Simon C. | Mechanical Technician 5.0

Simon recommends Kyle to others  
1 month 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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Karl S. | Shift Operator 4.8

Karl recommends Sara to others  
3 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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Harvey G. | Principal Consultant 5.0

Harvey recommends Dan to others  
2 months ago

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

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Patrick C. | Project Manager 4.2

Patrick recommends Abbie to others  
2 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  
2 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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Christoper H. | Inspection Engineers 4.6

Christoper recommends Paula to others  
2 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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Maria H. | Project Planner 5.0

Maria recommends Jane to others  
2 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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Laurene V. | Transport Controller 5.0

Laurene recommends Ellie to others  
2 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  
2 months ago

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Connor T. | Engineer Assistant 5.0

Connor recommends Gary to others  
2 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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Liam S. | EC&I Technician 5.0

Liam recommends Arjun to others  
11 months 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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Matthew S. | Project Manager 4.0

Matthew recommends Cherie to others  
10 months 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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Jonathan R. | Senoir Protect Manager 5.0

Jonathan recommends Greg to others  
2 days ago

Greg has worked over a number of months the find a job that best fits my skills and experience, not just offering the jobs on the system that I have no experience. He is first-rate at his job.

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Tomas Z. | Process Operator 5.0

Tomas recommends Dan to others  
6 days ago

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David S. | Mechanical Design Engineer 4.0

3 days ago

Ashley contacted me just at the right time and was able find my next adventure. When this contract is complete I hope to use his services again.

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Christina d. | Sustainability Consultant & Project Manager- Freelance 4.6

Christina recommends Emily to others  
6 days ago

Very professional, follows up in a timely manner and really makes me feel like she is interested in working with me to find a suitable job role in the industry I am looking at. Emily is a breath of fresh air and I would definitely work with her again.

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Steve E. | n/a 5.0

Steve recommends Kate to others  
5 days ago

Kate has been very helpful and quick to respond to my enquires ( unlike some other agencies! ) hopefully i will be successful in my application but if not i would not hesitate to use astute again for future job searches.

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George B. | Assistant Project Surveyor 5.0

George recommends Ben to others  
1 week ago

Ben was very clear and concise when discussing the role and whilst being unsure of my experience in a certain area gave me the opportunity to express my interest and explain why I would be good for the role.

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Amelia B. | No job title 5.0

Amelia recommends Molly to others  
1 week ago

Molly was really friendly and helpful- she made me feel really positive and excited! Usually recruiters aren’t as informative, but I really felt that molly understands what she’s talking about! I am glad molly called me!!

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Ayesha D. | No job title 5.0

Ayesha recommends Luke to others  
1 week ago

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Jon H. | Change & Release Manager 5.0

Jon recommends Kelly to others  
6 days ago

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Jack C. | Marine Engineer 5.0

Jack recommends Kyle to others  
5 days ago

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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

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