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Astute's Power Division are experts in the provision of permanent and contract staff required to support the full project life cycle of power plants across the world.

The Astute full project life-cycle recruitment

Meeting the UK's need for power is a constant challenge. As we strive to meet increasing energy demands whilst simultaneously combating climate change and reducing CO2 emissions, the power industry has never been busier or more diverse than it is today. 

As the industry moves away from the development of more traditional, large scale coal and gas fired power plants in favour of exciting, smaller technologies, the demand from experienced power generation professionals has increased significantly. During such a candidate driven environment, partnering with an agency that really understands how to deal with its challenges is important.

Our Power Division is widely regarded as the industry leader in this niche sector, with over a decade's experience of connecting the right people with the right businesses.

Our experience in this sector is diverse, from working with some of the biggest power station operators, through to the relatively small, but rapidly expanding international companies new to the UK. We have provided entire operations and maintenance teams to large new build plants, and helped those closing down to ensure their staff have the best opportunities available to them. 

We are able to offer permanent, contract and executive search recruitment solutions as well as our unique 'crewing-up' service where we can take partial or complete outsourced responsibility for building entire O&M teams for new build plants.


This is the guiding principle that underpins why many consider us to be the technical recruiter of choice. Our knowledge of our industries, clients and candidates gives us the power to deliver the high quality service our customers have come to expect. ​

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Established in 2006 by a qualified Power Generation Engineer, technical understanding is at the heart of our business. We are proud to have built a reputation that reflects the passion we have for delivering the very best services.

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To find out more about how we can help you to find the people you need or your next position speak to one of our expert consultants by calling +44 (0)2392 221 600 or email


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