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Solar set to go nova in the renewable energy jobs market

With a record-breaking year in 2017, it’s hard to ignore the success and growth of the renewable energy industry. But whilst media focus has been mainly on wind power, it's solar power that is flying under the radar. As a clear way in which the UK can become more energy efficient, it has the potential to drive plenty of solar jobs as well as fue...

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Recruitment drive continues at new Energy from Waste facility, Javelin Park

The UK’s Energy from Waste (EfW) industry is an important part of the UK’s electricity mix and makes a significant contribution to the UK’s recycling targets by redirecting waste from landfill sites and using it as fuel. Javelin Park is the newest to be built in Gloucestershire, recovering energy by combusting waste which will then be converted ...

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4 water technologies making waves in 2018

The 2018 water industry has already encountered a variety of challenges ranging from water shortages to leakages triggered by the recent cold snap. Coupled with a growing population causing an increased demand for quality and quantity of water supply, the requirement for new technology to transform the industry has become more pressing. Contrary...

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6 top tips for creating the ultimate contractor CV

Your CV is the single most important document you will possess as a contractor. As such, making time to ensure your CV represents you in the best way possible should be your top priority between assignments. Equally, if you are considering working as a contractor, then you are in good company. Recent figures published last year reveal the number...

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2030 recycling targets could create 210,000 jobs in Waste Management

This year saw the launch of the first Europe-wide strategy to make all plastic packaging in the EU market recyclable by 2030, pushing the transition to a more ‘circular economy’ back to the top of the agenda for the UK. As an alternative to a linear economy (make, use, dispose of), this transition should lead to greater reuse of waste, and suppo...

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How your transferrable skills could lead to a bright future in renewable energy

According to the National Grid, Britain’s power system is the fourth cleanest in Europe and the seventh cleanest in the World. When the Government committed the UK to a low carbon economy by passing the Climate Change Act 2008, low carbon generation accounted for just 19% of total power production that year, and the majority of that was through ...

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"Explosive growth" in battery storage is great news for the UK's job market

Last year, the UK experienced its ‘greenest year ever’ with a total of 13 clean energy records broken demonstrating how rapidly the UK’s energy mix is changing. As a result, battery storage will have an important role to play over the next five years, as the sector experiences “explosive growth”. According to a new report published this week on ...

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Powering future talent in the Year of Engineering

On Monday 29th January, Astute’s Sales Director Matt Dickens was invited to talk to students in Gatcombe Park Primary school in Portsmouth as part of the Engineer Leaders Awards, a competition to encourage science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) skills in primary and secondary schools. Part of the Governments Year of Engineering, a nat...

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Nuclear jobs promoted in London

On Thursday 7th December Astute will be returning to the NIA (Nuclear Industry Association) to promote jobs in the nuclear industry. Next week you can pop down to stand 6 to meet Dan Parker and Dan Bisset. The Nuclear Team are familiar faces at the NIA, having attended the Nuclear New Build conference back in June. This coveted event has limited...

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Nuclear team exhibit in Manchester

It was an exciting day for Astute as its nuclear team exhibited for the first time at the NDA (Nuclear Decommissioning Authority) Estate Supply Chain Event. Held annually in Manchester, it is the biggest networking event in Europe for nuclear decommissioning. This was a great opportunity for consultant Dan Parker and Team Leader Dan Bisset to me...

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