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Recruiting great people to power a sustainable world.

Astute Technical Recruitment is the UK’s leading technical recruiter in the Power, Nuclear, Renewables, and Waste sectors.

We believe in creating a sustainable world powered by innovation. Recruiting great people to make a difference.

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ENERCON has worked with ASTUTE for over 4 years now and have established a very sound, trusting relationship. I often feel that we work as a partnership and that ASTUTE are embedded into ENERCON’s values and vision, making the process very seamless and effective. ASTUTE often goes above and beyond to ensure they understand our roles and the type of candidate we require.

Ashley Osborne - HR Specialist

Enercon Services UK Ltd

Ashley Osborne - HR Specialist

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Senior Project Engineer Cradles

  • Plymouth, Devon
  • Negotiable
Senior Project Engineer Cradle Devonport - Hybrid working. Between £50p/h - £70p/h (Umbrella) DOE 1 - 2 Year Contract About the role:Astute's Nuclear team is partnering with a large UK defence company to recruit a Seni...
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Senior Electrical Engineer

  • Plymouth, Devon
  • Negotiable
Senior Electrical Engineer Devonport - Hybrid working Between £50p/h - £70p/h (Umbrella) DOE 1 - 2 Year Contract About the role:Astute's Nuclear team is partnering with a large UK defence company to recruit a Senior E...
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Site Quantity Surveyor - Energy from Waste New Build

  • Edmonton, London
  • £60000 - £75000 per annum
Site Quantity Surveyor North London£70,000 - £75,000 + car allowance + bonus Introduction We are currently recruiting for a Site Quantity Surveyor to join a Prestigious EPC in the UK and Overseas Energy from Waste Secto...
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Frequently Asked Questions

For many British citizens, this will be a passport. Alternatively, a full birth certificate and proof of National Insurance (NI) number is acceptable. Further details can be found on the Government website here. For non-British citizens, a right to work check will need to be completed through the Government website using a share code. 

We can engage with contractors via their own PSC (Personal Service Company i.e. limited company) or on a PAYE basis under a contract of employment via a payroll intermediary (more commonly known as an umbrella company). We can also consider engagement under the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) via a PSC, or a third party where a Supervision, Direction or Control (SDC) test has been successfully passed.

We operate a mobile-friendly online timesheet portal, InTime. Contractors are responsible for submitting their timesheet via the system on a weekly or monthly basis by 8pm on the Monday following the period worked. The end client then has until Tuesday 12pm to approve the timesheet. 

Contractors working via a payroll intermediary will usually be paid 7 days in arrears following the end of the period worked. Limited company contractors are usually paid 14 days in arrears following the end of the period worked.

Running your own limited company means you are ‘in business on your own account’ and therefore, having adequate insurance in place is essential to ensure the supply chain is protected in the event of a claim. It also helps to support an outside IR35 status and demonstrate there could be financial risk.

 

It is an Astute contractual requirement (and a general standard of recruitment agencies) that you have the following insurances and limits in place: 

  • Professional Indemnity £1m
  • Public Liability £5m
  • Employer’s Liability £10m

 

For more information, please refer to our ‘Insurances Required’ document.

If the company is already on our preferred supplier list (PSL), then yes. If not, then no - it is important the necessary checks have been undertaken in our supply chain and only those companies on our PSL may be used.

The rate quoted will be an ‘assignment rate’ – this has been uplifted to cover employment costs, such as holiday pay, employer’s NI and pension. Further details and a pay illustration will be provided by your chosen payroll company. It is important you are fully informed of your anticipated net pay prior to commencement of an assignment – please contact us if you are unsure what your rate is.