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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Here at Astute Recruitment we are all delighted that Sarah Stevenson one of our directors has been selected as a finalist for the Business
Insider’s prestigious 42 under 42 awards this Summer….! It’s a recognised competition to identify the key entrepreneurs who have been able to set up successful businesses in the current climate and an opportunity for them to be recognised amongst leading business figures in the Midlands Region so we are all very proud of Sarah..

Final 42 under 42 batch revealed

The final set of rising business stars in the Midlands have been named in this year’s Insider 42 under 42 list.

What most of these entrepreneurs and business leaders have in common is they’ve set up their companies in the heart of the recession and have relished the challenge the downturn has set.

According to one of this year’s contenders, the reason they have thrived while others have fallen is down to people and relationships.

“We learned in troubled times – probably the worst that most of our working people had experienced in their lifetimes – high trust relationships
are paramount to the success of our business,” the 42er said.

“We also learned never to take anything or anyone for granted as nothing is guaranteed.”

Another added: “I’ve embraced the downturn. I started the business after the 2008 crunch very aware that if I can make it work in the rough times, I will make it fly in the good times.”

We are thrilled that Sarah Stevenson, aged 39, has been named on the 42s list. She is a director for Astute Recruitment, which was set up in November 2009 and operates from offices in the Cathedral Quarter in Derby.

Sarah founded the company at the height of the recession after being made redundant from another local recruitment business. “It’s all down to
pure hard work,” she said.

Also making the cut is 32-year-old Lewis and Hickey director Nick Riley, who is the youngest member of the board at the Nottingham-based architecture practice.

The business is currently undertaking a strategic review, which Riley is leading on. He has spent half his life in architecture: he left school at 16
and qualified while working a full-time job. The final 42 will be invited to a special gala dinner in June where they will get the opportunity to meet other finalists and 42ers from previous years, to become members of the region’s most exclusive networking clubs.

For the full list of the final set of 42ers see the May issue of Midlands Business Insider, which is out now.

The following Link will take you to the article…. http://www.insidermedia.com/insider/midlands/69337-final-42-under-42-batch-revealed

Astute would like to welcome Louise Lyall to our business. Louise has joined  Astute to develop and focus on the North Derbyshire & North Nottinghamshire market’s, and specialises in recruiting all types of accountancy support staff, managers and part qualified accountants on a temporary, permanent and contract basis.

Louise was registered with Astute after being made redundant from a finance position within a blue chip organisation, at which she spent 18 years.

Astute would like to wish Louise every success with her new career with us !