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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.
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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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Lest we forget Armistice Day 2021



On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month each year we have a minute’s silence to remember and reflect on all of those who gave up their tomorrows for all of us.

Fathers, sons, uncles and brothers, lost and maimed in wars since the First World War.

So whatever you are doing at 11am on the 11th November, stop for a moment and have a silent thought for all of those who have given so, so much.




About Remembrance Day: –

Remembrance Day is marked every year on 11 November, the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice marking the end of the First World War in 1918. In 2021, this falls on a Thursday.

Traditionally, a 2 minute silence is held at 11am, to recognise the exact time that the hostilities ceased in 1918 – ‘the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month’.

Many radio and media stations fall silent, including BBC One at 11am on Armistice Day, while schools, workplaces and employers will also call on pupils and employees to observe the silence.

Armistice Day is marked by all nations of the Commonwealth, while many other countries mark the anniversary as a day of memorial.

There are also large-scale commemorations on Remembrance Sunday, which always falls on the second weekend of November, with this year’s memorial falling on Sunday 14th November.


Today Colin McCrae’s poem, In Flanders Fields, still evokes powerful emotions just as it did when he wrote it.

We’ve popped his poem below, and hope his words remind us all of the huge sacrifice made by so many brave souls.


In Flanders Fields, by John McCrae

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
        In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
    If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
        In Flanders fields.
Colin McCrae author of the war poem, 'In Flanders Fields'