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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2015 has been an amazing year for Astute . Here are some of our highlights and what you can do to get awards for your business

  • IOD Director of the Year Awards –  Winner  Small Business East Midlands.
  • 2-IOD-Awards-Dominic-Heale-Sarah-Stevenson-Dave-EllisEast Midlands Chamber Business Awards – Finalist in the Best Small Business and Entrepreneur of the Year categories
  • Forward Ladies National Business Awards  – Finalist in SME Emerging Business
  • Derbyshire Times Business Awards – Finalist Entrepreneur of the Year

Awards are a fanatic opportunity to profile your business to a wider audience, and get recognition for your business, your products and your services !

4 key steps to successful awards entry:-

1. Recognise what makes your company successful ! i.e. Excellent customer service; Excellence in manufacturing; Strong export market; Dynamic leadership; How has your company made an impact in the market?

2. Select the right awards to enter! Local awards recognising local business are the best way to start. Make sure the awards you choose have categories that play to your strengths.  We would recommend:-

* Institute of Director Awards ( IOD)

* Local Chamber Business Awards

* Local Press Awards

* Industry Awards relevant to your business

3. Have Confidence!  Make sure you sell yourself and your business when you fill out the entry forms. Emphasise  key areas of growth;  Innovation;  How your company has made a difference;   Leadership; Future expansion plans.

4. Just Do IT !

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