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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Suite 1, Ground Floor West,Cardinal Square,10 Nottingham Road,Derby. DE1 3QT
Stanford House,19 Castle Gate, Nottingham, NG1 7AQ

Finding the Perfect Fit Since 2009

We’ve been recruiting in the financial and accounting sectors for almost 15 years. Our industry expertise is built on an extensive network of financial professionals, whose careers and companies we’ve helped to grow. Our personalised approach guarantees the perfect fit for each role we recruit for.

Progressing the Financial & Accounting Industry.

We put people at the heart of our business, improving the industry one placement at a time. We work with individuals to support career progression and match passionate professionals with inspiring positions at innovative companies. We also promote training and diversity programmes to make the industry fairer and more skillful.

An Award-Winning Company
We’ve received accolades from the Global 100, Derbyshire Business Awards and other entities for our leadership skills, innovative business and thriving company.
The Astute Story so far...
Sarah Stevenson and Mary Maguire set up Astute Recruitment after redundancy
Astute recruits it’s first 2 employees!
Astute shortlisted for ‘Most Promising New Business’ at Derbyshire Chamber Business Awards
Sarah Stevenson wins Director of the Year – SME category by the Institute of Directors
Mary Maguire named as one of Derbyshire’s 250 most influential businesspeople by the Derby Telegraph
Our team grows to over 10 and celebrates 10 years of success with clients and candidates
Offices move from St Michael’s Church to Cardinal Square allowing our growth to continue
Three Best Rated renews Astute as one of their 3 Best Rated recruitment agencies in Derby.
The Astute core leadership

Sarah Stevenson

Managing Director

Mary Maguire

Managing Director

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