Astute Ltd, established in 1998, is a leading Marketing Services & Graduate Placement Consultancy. Our main operations are based on business to business outbound sales on behalf of IT organisations. Our clients include companies such as BT plc, Siemens, HP, Cisco, T-Mobile and others. Astute represents clients across the UK and internationally.
Who are we?
We have successfully run thousands of marketing campaigns as a result of in-depth understanding of IT industry, our clients’ objectives and sales techniques. Recently we have been shortlisted in B2B Marketing Awards in two separate categories for Best Lead Generation Campaign and for Best Lead Nurturing Initiative.
We are passionate about delivering an outstanding service to our clients and we have established effective internal processes to ascertain quality and required results. Since 2004 we have been ISO 9001 accredited and maintain quality management systems. Also we are a member of Direct Marketing Association (DMA).
Whatever your experience and career position, we can offer many opportunities for self-development and progression if you are considering opportunities in IT, Sales or Marketing.
Join Astute as Business Development Agent, progress successfully following our extensive training programme and consider either internal career path or our graduate placement scheme being placed within our client base.
We offer clear and transparent internal career plan for every Business Development Agent:
Senior Business Development Agent
Internal Customer Sales Account Manager
External Customer Sales Account Manager
Our Graduate Placement Consultancy arm of the business identifies placement opportunities within IT companies. Here are examples of roles that we recruit for on frequent basis:
External Field Sales
Channel Account Managers
Software Support Engineers
Technical Support Engineers
Training and Development
We are serious about your development. We have selection of tools to make sure you are fully supported during your time at Astute. Through Astute Academy you will gain commercial and technical knowledge & skills. Through Personal Development Plan we will make sure that your goals and objectives set during your career are achieved.
What we look for
- Self motivated and enthusiastic worker
- Pro-active team player
- Good communicator
- Dedication and willingness to learn
- Uses own initiative effectively
- Reliable with good time management skills
- Education to A-level standard, including GCSE Maths and English
- IT or Business related degree
- Computer Literate (preferably experience in Microsoft Access)
- Have some basic knowledge of technological terms such as LAN and WAN, however pre-requisite
- Outbound telephone experience is desired but not essential
Astute delivered many successful marketing and lead generation campaigns and received many accolades from its customers.
Here’s an example extract of the testimonial received from Head of Direct Channel Marketing at Siemens:.
“Astute plays a fundamental role in the development and delivery of our communications to customers and prospects, and continues to position the Siemens Enterprise Networks Group as a leader in unified communications solutions and services”
What we offer
Salaries for our internal positions range from £15,000 per annum to £30,000 per annum and more.
Salaries for our external positions range from £15,000 per annum to £60,000 per annum.
- “Finish Early” incentives on Fridays for delivering and over-delivering of your weekly target
- Team specific incentives such go-karting, cash, gifts
- Subsidised canteen On site
- low price gym
- Social events
- Various discounts in local businesses
How to apply
See our current vacancies on the right hand side of the page.
You can also contact the Recruitment Team on 01202 312444.