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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Stanford House,19 Castle Gate, Nottingham, NG1 7AQ

Astute Recruitment have been proud to help the Derby Evening Telegraph in promoting the Local Business Accelerator Awards in Derby and have featured in the paper several times. This is a local award in which 3 companies are selected to receive mentoring by some of the best MD’s in Derbyshire and 3 months free advertising with the Derby Evening Telegraph.  One company is then selected to go through to the national final, where the winner with be mentored by Dragons Den Deborah Meaden !

Astute were selected as one of the 10 finalists and we were asked to pitch to a board of about 8 people in a Dragon Den Style. Please see below for the write up about us featured in the DET on Wednesday 11th Jan

“Probably the most assured and confident performances in the board room came from Sarah Stevenson & Mary Maguire co – directors at Astute Recruitment. Our team of experts when deliberating who should benefit from the Local Business Accelerators, were of the opinion that the Astute Directors had the drive, intelligence and experience to achieve there goals without the added boost of the scheme.

The Astute presentation centred on how the company only sends a candidate if it is certain they are right for the job.

Sarah said “98% of our customers have used us more the once because we don’t waste there time with candidates that are not suitable ”

The  honest approach is paying of because in just 2 years, the business has grown the employ 7  people and is looking to take on more consultants. ”

While obviously were are dissapointed at not making the top 3 this time, what positive feedback we received from the board of judges.  We are looking forward to an exciting time during 2012, where we are hoping to build on 2 fantastic years we have had since forming Astute Recruitment.

Thank you to the Derby Evening Telegraph and everyone involved in the Business Accelerator Awards.