5 reviews
16:04 13 Mar 23
Highly recommended! Josh and Sarah have been fantastic at Astute. They've found and placed me in 2 jobs now between them, both really responsive and excellent at keeping you up to speed with things. Very knowledgable about the roles and happy to talk to companies with any queries you have.
C R.C R.
10:45 27 Jan 23
Great agency one of the best ones I've worked with! Liz has been a great help and support in helping me towards a new direction in my career life. She is very attentive and keeps me in the loop at all times! She makes the extra effort to work with my preferred requirements for work and even if it isn't completely attainable she meets me in the middle and does as much as she can to help! Also Liz is very funny might I add 😂 and I'm happy that I can now put a face to the name after all these years! Thank you again Liz for all your help and support! 😊
10:32 20 Dec 22
Josh and the Astute team was very swift to help me to find roles that matched my profile. They are really reliable and will help through every step of the recruitment process going out of their way to assist and follow up when needed. Could not find a better recruitment agency!
Helen PinegarHelen Pinegar
16:19 18 Dec 22
Fantastic recruitment agency.. Josh was extremely enthusiastic, encouraging and clearly knowledgeable about what was needed from both the employee and the employers point of view. Extremely supportive especially in regards to interview preparation and endeavoured to procure feedback promptly. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Astute in the future to both candidates and recruiting businesses particularly for the right fit for the role!!!
Lisa LeighLisa Leigh
11:56 30 Nov 22
I have worked as a candidate for Astute and they have been excellent. Super friendly service and professional agents keen to fit the right person to the right job. It has been a pleasure dealing with them and I would happily work for them again in the future. Highly recommend this agency.
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Astute was yet again in the Derby Evening Telegraph on Saturday 29th October along with a lovely picture of the team outside our church. The DET are running a competition for new businesses , where the top 3 will receive 3 months worth of advertising and mentoring from some of the regions most dynamic entrepreneurs. All the regions winners then go forward to the national awards where the winner will receive  1 years mentoring from Deborah Meaden one of the famous dragons.  Astute were one of the first entrants, and the DET wanted to use us with our previous success at the Chambers Business Awards to raise awareness of the competition.

Sarah Commented ” We all have our fingers crossed that we will make the top 3 regionally, to have the free advertising would be a real boost to enable Astute to raise awareness of the brand and what we do, and to be able to have local sucessfull MD’s to offer advice and guidence on how we could expand and drive the business forward would be a real asset.  ”



The finals of the Derbyshire Chamber Best Business Awards were held on Friday September 30th at the Round House in Derby. We were down to the last 3 for the most promissing new business, disapointely we didnt win, however this didnt detract from what was a fantastic evening and an amazing achievement to get down to the last 3.  This category apparenlty had record entires this year !  The whole office attended and everyone was very proud to be there representing Asute and mixing with the best of the best in local business.

Astute was then featured the the Derby Evening Telegraph the follwing Wednesday 3rd October and a lovely article was written about us. This was the first time we had been in the local paper, and what a lovely response we have had from out clients and candidates who had read about us and the awards and the congratulations they had sent us.

We would llike to thank the Derby Eveing Telegraph for the use of the picture taken from the awards, and to congratualte the winners of our categaory Oviso and wish them continued success for the coming years, and also the other runners up, Evolution Training.