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

0944We would like to thank everyone that came to support our re brand launch party and help us celebrate a fantastic 12 months. It was amazing to see so many of you, and your positive input into our new image. We look forward to working with you all in the future !

Astute-Gold-DayJames Williams, senior qualified recruiter and ex PGA Tour professional golf caddie took 3 of our clients to the Chambers Golf day and proudly came a respectable 3rd out of 21 teams! Thank you Adam Richardson & Stuart Oliver –  The Aspin Group and David Brett –  Plastic Omnium  for making the day so enjoyable.  Astute will be holding a series of exclusive golf days next year. Dates to be announced soon !

Sarah and her husband drove a 19 year old £250 Astra ( Vera )  across Europe and back over 6 days to raise money for MacMillan.   ” It was an interesting experience especially driving through the Alps along the Furker  Pass one of the most dangerous roads in Europe in my flip flops ( forgot to put sensible driving footwear on ) and no breaks ! ”

Were looking forward to taking ” Vera ” out again next summer and raising more money for charity

On Sunday 3rd August, Sarah- Louise Wykes will be competing in a Pink Collar boxing match in Nottingham in order to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Sarah-Lou has endured 8 weeks of solid training in order to contend against others at Nottingham County Football Club. The whole team at Astute will be attending the event to support Sarah on her latest fitness challenge.

You can also help Pink Collar raise money for this great cause by donating directly to their fundraising page


JustGiving sends your donation straight to Cancer Research UK and automatically reclaims Gift Aid if you are a UK taxpayer, so your donation is worth even more.

Thank you for your support and good luck Sarah!


Have you considered a career in recruitment or are an experienced recruiter ?

Established in 2009 by Sarah Stevenson and Mary Maguire, Astute Recruitment specialises in the recruitment of finance and accountancy personnel at all levels From Ledger Clerks, Assistant Accountants, Part qualified, qualified and senior qualified on a temporary, contract and permanent basis.

Operating as a niche specialist across the East Midlands market place, Astute Recruitment differentiates itself from much of the marketplace through the experience levels and knowledge of it’s consulting personnel who share, on average, a track record of over 15 years of accountancy recruitment. This background allows us to focus effectively on what our candidates and clients want – an educated, professional, value adding and hands-on recruitment approach , where we utilise our knowledge and experience to achieve the best possible results for all parties.

Our client base encompasses all sectors within Commerce and Industry and includes all types of organisations from FTSE 100 listed plc’s and internationally listed corporations to VC backed and privately owned businesses.

Since our establishment, Astute Recruitment has become one of the leading recruitment consultancies in the East Midlands region for accountancy appointments and we are now looking to recruit 2 consultants into our business to enable us to cement our position and reputation. We now feel it is the right time to strengthen our team by recruiting individuals who will be tasked with recruiting roles at various levels within the East Midlands
The role demands individuals who are self-starters, have the appetite for hard-work coupled with huge rewards and excellent career opportunities.

This is a perfect role for someone who is a seasoned recruiter and is looking for a new challenge, or someone who has experience of B2B sales , and is looking to move their careers forward in a recruitment environment.

If you are interested in finding out more then please contact Sarah Stevenson, for a confidential informal chat, or alternatively, please forward your CV to us.

Astute Recruitment are inviting clients and their finance teams to their pub quiz event on 31st October, we are holding this at The Spot in Derby where we will be raising money for the charity of the winning teams choice! We will also be hosting a raffle and auctioning off other items that have been donated to us from various companies at the end of the night to try and make more money for the chosen charity ~ however much money we raise, Astute will match it.

This is a good opportunity for us to meet and catch up with our clients, meet new people and raise money for a deserved charity!

If you would like to come along, please contact the consultant you normally deal with.

See you on Halloween! 🙂