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

Specialising in the provision of technical and operational staff, we help support the full project life cycle of technical assets for a range of businesses from small, start-up organisations to some of the country’s largest companies.

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

Astute was founded by Chairman and ex-power generation engineer Terry Buckel in 2006. He built the business on the promise of offering a superior level of technical qualification and industry knowledge to ensure more quality matches between people and opportunities. Today, Terry leads the business, carrying these principles forward and guiding Astute through a period of accelerated growth. ​

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Our Values

Even the most successful of businesses can’t thrive unless it’s reinforced with a great culture.

Our people have created a high-achieving environment that encourages every individual to perform to the highest of standards.

Our Values


To be honest and demonstrate strong moral principles.


To strive to become an expert in all that you do.


To apply careful and persistent work or effort to accomplish tasks undertaken/ solve problems.


To put people at the heart of everything you do.

MeetThe Astute Team

We’re proud to have a diverse, talented team who create an inclusive and supportive culture. Read more about our team

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People is one of Astute’s core values. Placing people at the forefront of our company means we strive to make a positive difference to everyone who interacts with us.

Keeping our employees happy and healthy

We encourage our staff to have a healthy work-life balance. In addition to our flexible work policy, we also offer a 9-day fortnight, allowing our employees to have more time to spend how they want to spend it.

Making a positive difference in the community

One way we aim to make a positive difference is through our CSR strategy. We are passionate about contributing to our local community and supporting local initiatives, like sharing our knowledge at STEM events with schools and providing work experience for students. We are also proud to support multiple charities including Solent Mind – a leading mental health charity in Hampshire - and Family Action – a charity supporting families with practical, emotional and financial support.

At the beginning of each year, our employees get the chance to pick our charities of the year, allowing us to focus on our fundraising and awareness-raising activities. Many of our employees are also involved in charitable work outside of work which you can read more about in our blogs.

Blood donation is another cause that is important to us so we have a ‘Blood Club’ to help support NHS Blood Donation.

Contributing to a more sustainable planet

We believe in building a sustainable future and therefore minimise our impact to the environment by reducing waste and improving efficiency. As a result of this continued commitment we are proud to have achieved the ISO 14001 accreditation.

Our Accreditations
Best Staffing Firm to Work For in the UK 2023
Great Recruiters
APSCo United Kingdom

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We believe that the foundations of success are built on trust, respect, and encouragement which is why we place our people at the centre of everything we do.

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