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We are Astute, join us

We believe that the key to success is built on trust, respect, and encouragement which is why we are proud to have people at the centre of everything we do.We know that by developing and nurturing our people we can support growth and progression, not just within the business but also with your own career success. Our supportive and inclusive culture creates a sense of belonging ensuring you will never be just a number.

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    Just some of our benefits

    9-day fortnight

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    As part of our wellbeing commitment, we offer our team a 9-day fortnight to enjoy at their leisure, so every other Friday off but you still get paid for 10 days.

    Breakfast club

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    Starting the day in the right way is an important part of our culture. With a free healthy breakfast and a hot coffee every morning you’re ready to seize the day!

    Health & wellbeing

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    We offer comprehensive medical insurance to help speed up your recovery and flexible working for the perfect work-life balance.


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    From enviable commission schemes, company awards nights, trips abroad and employee of the month, we’re proud to celebrate successes.

    Training and development

    With people at the heart of everything we do, Astute are proud to provide exceptional learning and development at all stages of your career.

    Our inhouse training is provided by fully qualified training professionals who also have first-hand recruitment consultancy experience. With a dedicated induction programme followed by inhouse and external professional qualifications, you can expect a robust and supportive learning environment dedicated to your own development in your recruitment career.

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    Astute all stars

    We pride ourselves with our infallible work ethic

    Below are just some examples of our Astute all stars we’d like to introduce to you.

    We’ve given you a small snapshot into their career history and lives outside of Astute as we recognise that not everything revolves around the workplace and having a positive work-life balance is key to personal success.

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    Kevin Over

    Starting at Astute in 2013, Kev joined us to tackle the water market before transitioning to specialise in Power and Energy from Waste as a Recruitment Resourcer (now known as Delivery Consultants).

    His first role at Astute was to find the right candidates for the right roles mainly working on contract recruitment with the odd permanent roles thrown in making Kev an all-round recruiter.

    Gemma Nixon

    After completing her degree in Biology at The University of Southampton, Gemma first started working in retail before deciding on a career in recruitment.

    Joining in 2017, Gemma first started working on the water desk as a Trainee Recruitment Consultant, soon becoming a specialist in her field of permanent recruitment and moving into a full Recruitment Consultant role.

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    Arjun Patel

    Graduating with a degree in Business Management from Loughborough University, Arj found that recruitment was a great career choice for him.

    Arj started his recruitment career working in FMCG and supply chain recruitment in London before moving back to his Portsmouth roots and joining Astute in 2017.

    Tim Norford

    Tim’s career began in performing as a professional singer in a close harmony group, singing at major venues, events, cruise ships and also by royal command for Princess Anne at St James’ Palace!

    Joining Astute in 2019, Tim had worked in recruitment previously and has ample experience in M&E and construction recruitment for both contract and permanent staffing.

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    Our location

    Located at the prestigious Lakeside complex in Portsmouth, our office not only has stunning views but is also conveniently placed adjacent to the M27 and a short walk from Cosham train station.

    Offering trails around the lake, relaxed meeting spaces, onsite childcare facilities and plentiful parking, our office has it all. At lunchtimes, you can visit the onsite cafes, shop, hair and beauty salons, florists – or even sample one of the Thursday pop-up food stalls! With plenty of spots and social activities on offer across the campus all year round, it’s the perfect place to work.