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Careers at Astute

It started with a visionary and an opportunity.

Over a decade on, we are the UK’s leading recruiter in the technical power generation sector. With 25+ employees offering a superior level of industry knowledge, we are constantly evolving, meaning that there are continual growth opportunities.

We work with the best of the best. What will you bring to the table? Is it your passion for exceptional client relationships? Your tenacious attitude? Or is it your commitment to exploring unchartered business territories? We collaborate with individuals that work hard, enjoy speaking to people and have the get up and go to make things happen. 

Join Our team

Join our team


​Between 2017 and 2022 we will significantly increase our workforce and diversify in to new markets. As we journey forward with ambitious growth plans we will be hiring talented individuals to join the team and play a key role in achieving our shared goals.

We provide an exceptional service with in depth knowledge of the industry. Our focus is on nurturing and developing raw talent; more important than your previous experience is tenacity and commitment to succeed, which in turn will lead to fantastic opportunities. You will network with incredible contacts, immerse yourself in exciting projects, visit interesting places, learn about how the utility industries work and at the same time become an expert in your sector.  




​We take pride in having developed a large proportion of our people in to high performing Recruitment Consultants, Team Leaders and Directors despite no prior experience in the industry; internal progression is actively encouraged within Astute. This is largely down to the excellent in-house training provided, as well as the opportunity to gain professional recruitment qualifications such as NVQ Level 2 and 3 in Recruitment as well as Certificate in Recruitment Practices (Cert RP).




​Recruitment is tough, so we offer entertaining games and weekly incentives to win instant cash. We have a dynamic achievement wall and present annual awards to recognise outstanding performance that encourages friendly competition. Whilst money may not be your main motivator to be successful in recruitment, we do offer a highly competitive commission structure that rewards your hard work. In many cases, this can be life changing.

Our people are treated to lively social events that have included fantastic nights out at Goodwood, Halloween fancy dress entertainment and Christmas meals out (partners included). 




​Our culture is one of fairness, support and performance. Our friendly team is far from the recruitment stereotype. We encourage each other to succeed in an environment that is competitive, but not at the expense of one another. There can be a misconception that you have to be loud and ruthless to succeed in recruitment; this is not true. Our top performers could not be more different in personalities and their approaches more varied, but they achieve the same results. 




​Astute’s vibrant environment is tangible from the moment you walk through the door. Our spacious open plan office enables the contract, permanent and business support departments to regularly communicate; Directors sit next to consultants, eradicating the ‘us and them’ mentality and instead allowing an open channel of communication that gives you the best platform for success. 

The office location is spectacular – Lakeside boasts contemporary offices with access to a delicious café, Co-Op, Starbucks, Subway, Hair OTT, Studio 8 beauty salon and a florist. At lunchtime employees regularly go for a stroll around the lake or visit the pop up food stalls. 

The Benefits

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Structured training, formal qualifications and outstanding career development. 

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The right tools for the job including the latest technologies to help you stay ahead of the game.

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Enjoy a work/life balance with flexible working hours and holiday scheme. 

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Competitive packages that reward hard work and success.

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Get social with charity days and regular work nights out.

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A performance driven culture that offers exclusive rewards and recognition for high performance.

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Incentives include a company mobile phone, laptop and car allowance.

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Great on-site facilities including a cafe, childcare and free parking.

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...It doesn't feel like going to 'work' each day due to the fantastic atmosphere. I really enjoy working with a friendly, motivated and positive bunch of people.

Ella Grosvenor 

Quality and Business Support Co-ordinator

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...There is a friendly but competitive nature around the office. I come to work to feel challenged, succeed and above all feel part of something bigger - which I find Astute does really well.

Kevin Over

Team Leader

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...I have received endless support and advice from the senior management team. This has allowed me to develop my own personal confidence and abilities as a consultant.

Cherie Moore

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Work with us

If you are thinking about a career in recruitment then you need the drive to work hard, enjoy speaking to people and the get up and go to make things happen.

There can be a cynical perception that recruitment employees need to fit a stereotype which isn't the case. We promote something a little simpler here: friendly people that want to work hard but know how to have a good time too. 

Submit your CV

We are always interested in hearing from enthusiastic individuals and the business is constantly expanding. Send your CV and a covering letter to Sam Bradshaw, Internal Recruitment Manager -

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