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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Roger & Joanna sharing top tips at NTU's Employability Workshop
Roger & Joanna sharing top tips at NTU’s Employability Workshop
Deborah Labatte Giving Tips To IoD Student Members
Deborah Labatte Giving Tips To IoD Student Members


Simon & Dean Sharing Their Wisdom on Interview Tips With IoD Student Members at NTU
Simon & Dean Sharing Their Wisdom on Interview Tips With IoD Student Members at NTU


Graham & Mary Sharing Tips On Assessment Centres & Psychometric Testing
Graham & Mary Sharing Tips On Assessment Centres & Psychometric Testing

It was a great evening working working with NTU’s Employability Team to provide support to the IoD’s Student Members. Splitting into 4 teams each led by a business owner and member of NTU, we each advised groups of IoD Student Members on tips and how to prepare for interviews, assessment centres, psychometric tests and more. The evening was a great success with really positive feedback from the students who attended. Thanks to the team at Nottingham Trent University, Deborah, Simon, Roger, Mary and of course the IoD Students!





Astute’s Mary Maguire is looking forward to tonight’s employability event in conjunction with East Midlands IoD and Nottingham Trent University. This evening businessmen and women will be sharing tips and best practice to the IoD’s Student Members on key topics covering CV’s & application forms, Interviews, Assessment Days and Psychometric Testing and Networking! There will be an opportunity for questions and networking at the end which should give the IoD Students some key takeaways to enhance their employability in a competitive employment market. Mary will be working with small teams of students talking about assessment centres and psychometric tests giving some important advice to help the students secure a new career opportunity.



Astute’s Mary Maguire is delighted to work with CIMA on their next employability workshop. She will be advising their members, students and non-members as to interview guidance, tips and practical things they can do to improve their success on interview. The event will be at the Village Club Hotel, Brailsford Way, Nottingham, NG9 6DL. Full details and bookings can be made by clicking here to access the booking page. CIMA have lined up three guest speakers including Mary to speak on a range of topics from how to build a personal brand to interview tips for career success.

AGENDA: –    CIMA East Midlands & East Anglia Conference

TOPIC: –          Is it time to create more of an impact?

WHERE: –      Village Club Hotel, Brailsford Way Nottingham NG9 6DL

WHEN: –         16.00 – 20.00 Tuesday 24 January 2017


16.00              Delegate registration – refreshments served

16.30               Welcome: CIMA Chairman (CIMA East Midlands Area Chairman and Member of Council)


16.35              How to build a personal brand for career and business success.

                         Simon Gray – founder of Career Codex


17.05              Personal presence for finance professionals

                         Sylvia Baldock – Regional Director – The Athena Network


18.15              Break – buffet and opportunity for networking


18.45              Interview tips for career success

Mary Maguire – Co-owner of Astute Recruitment Ltd


19.15                How to speak in public with confidence.

                          Simon Gray – founder of Career Codex


19.45              Thanks: CIMA Chairman


20.00             Event close


Attendees will receive a link to the speaker’s slides along with a feedback survey via email after the event.