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Recruiting exceptional talent: Looking to hire

Astute represents the best in technical recruitment across our niche industries

We partner with ambitious companies within the Power, Renewable energy and Nuclear sectors that are looking to recruit exceptional talent. We want to work with goal-oriented businesses that see the value of our consultative approach and believe in the power of genuine partnerships to solve problems. We offer a range of permanent and contract recruitment services that can be tailored to suit the specific needs of your business.

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People Lite

The traditional recruitment solution for businesses with occasional staffing needs

What’s included?​

  • Suitable for permanent and contract recruitment
  • Basic candidate resourcing
  • Basic candidate attraction
  • Plus more

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We’ll advertise the opportunity while searching the most suitable job boards and CV databases (using the latest technologies) to proactively find potential candidates.


Only the most suitable individuals will be submitted for review.


People Lite recruitment projects are managed by a Recruitment Partner who may get support from a Talent Specialist, should the role meet the relevant quality standards.

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People Plus

Enhanced recruitment for those serious about building incredible teams

What’s included?​

  • Suitable for permanent and contract recruitment.
  • High level of prioritisation
  • Advanced candidate resourcing, with support to our Customer Success Team
  • Advanced candidate attraction, with support from our marketing team
  • Plus more

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People Plus is Astute’s flagship recruitment solution. This isn’t just a service; it’s a partnership.


After our initial consultation, we’ll engage with our talent pools while searching the most suitable job boards and databases (using the latest technologies) to proactively find potential candidates.


Only the most suitable individuals will be submitted, fully assessed and presented via our own applicant tracking software.


As a retained solution, People Plus unleashes the full power of our resources to drive your recruitment strategy. If you’re serious about building a high performance team, People Plus is the right solution for your business.

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People Solutions

Fully outsourced solution for those with regular hires and limited resource

What’s included?​

People Plus and;

  • Dedicated Talent Team
  • Project managed process
  • Hiring strategy development
  • BI and market information
  • Enhanced candidate management with Applicant Tracking System
  • Enhanced candidate assessment with cultural fit survey
  • Plus more

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People Solutions is perfect for those looking to make multiple hires over an extended period.


It gives you unparalleled access to a bespoke Talent Team, hiring strategy and value-added services specially crafted to seamlessly integrate with and enhance your recruitment efforts.


Whether you’re gearing up for a start-up venture, embarking on new projects, or navigating through a phase of rapid expansion, People Solutions is tailored to cater to your specific needs.


Elevate your recruitment game with a dedicated team that ensures a steady stream of top-tier talent for your sustained success.

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People Search

Executive search solution for those looking to make that strategic, senior hire

What’s included?​

People Plus and;

  • Confidential search
  • Market mapping and competitor analysis
  • Candidate video profiles
  • Plus more

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Transform your leadership team with People Search. It kicks off with a bespoke consultation led by our Recruitment Partner, supported by a Talent Specialist, delving into your business needs and job role requirements.


Rigorous research identifies potential candidates, subject to in-depth interviews and evaluations, presenting only the most qualified individuals for your selection process.


Beyond candidate selection, our expert team plays a pivotal role in negotiating offers and facilitating a seamless onboarding process.


As your dedicated advisor throughout, we aim to ensure a perfect match with your chosen executive, contributing to the lasting success of your organisation.


Elevate your leadership with confidence through our comprehensive Executive Search services.

Client testimonials

"Over a period of several months Astute sourced a significant number of qualified people to provide a selection of candidates for each role we required, utilising industry specialists with power generation O&M experience to add additional value to the process."

Ciaran McManus Plant Manager, ESB

“Augean worked with Astute to successfully recruit a Project Manager for a large decommissioning project at Berkeley. Astute worked collaboratively with Augean to develop the role specification using their market knowledge to help us find the right candidate."

Chris Hannon Head of Radioactive Waste Services, Augean

"I often feel that we work as a partnership and that Astute is embedded into Enercon’s values and vision, making the process very seamless and effective. Astute often goes above and beyond to ensure they understand our roles and the type of candidate we require."

Ashley Osborne HR Specialist, Enercon

"Being in a specific sector means having specific needs in terms of qualifications of candidates, length of experience, the usual tick list employers have when recruiting, Astute listen and work very closely with me in order to understand our needs as a business."

Sian Higgins HR Business Partner, SMA Solar UK

"We worked closely with Astute during the initial start-up of our Gloucestershire Energy from Waste facility. We had clear discussions and set up the recruitment schedule, also outlining the site’s requirements and focus for the recruitment. I found the setup ideal for my site’s needs."

Stacey Wright General Manager, Urbaser

Case study_

Nuon Magnum Netherlands

It’s a huge compliment when your business is referred for a new project, even more so when it’s an international referral for a new build 1200MW CCGT power station for Nuon Magnum in The Netherlands.

The site in Eemshaven was part way through construction and the EPC contractor, Mitsubishi Corporation, invited Managing Director Terry Buckel to meet the Japanese procurement team on site where they agreed terms, discussed the various opportunities available and the challenges they’d experienced when recruiting people.

With a wealth of experience to support him, Terry accepted the challenge head on and focused on combatting the biggest single barrier: Dutch labour laws made it very difficult for UK limited company contractors from working and enjoying their usual entitlements.

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Case study_

Carrington CCGT Power Station

In the space of five months Astute had completed the bulk of the work on time. The team worked closely with the Senior Management team to overcome issues surrounding a few positions where the skills gap had a significant effect on the ability to meet deadlines, but through collaboration with the client Astute had worked hard to overcome the issue whilst sticking within budget.

As well as supervising the full life-cycle management of the recruitment process Astute continued to deliver: a further Project Engineer, Inventory Controller and Asset Manager were placed.

The station is now successfully up and running and in full operation mode.

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