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.

Gemma’s Journey

Due to Gemma’s ability to multitask and provide exceptional service to both clients and candidates, she also increased her specialism to include the waste management desk where she remains today. Despite having no knowledge of the water or waste industries when she started, Gemma has developed her own desk to assist clients in finding candidates for a variety of roles including installations, operations, service and maintenance of all water, waste and recycling plants across all of the UK.

Career Progression

Since joining Astute back in 2017, I have developed myself across two core sectors within the business, covering both the Waste Management and the Water industry. This was an exciting challenge to learn two completely new industries that are both very hands-on and I love getting to talk to clients and candidates everyday about the roles and developments in the sector. I have learnt so much about two industries that keep our everyday life running in ways we don’t realise, and getting the opportunity to visit client sites and walk around operational facilities in my hard-hat and high-vis is something that give me the chance be part of that process.

 Working for Astute has given me so many opportunities to develop myself and my career, offering apprenticeship schemes, internal progression plans and continued industry support and they certainly don’t shy away from well-deserved time off, giving us our birthdays off as an extra bonus!

Dec 2017

Trainee Recruitment Consultant

Dec 2018

Recruitment Consultant

Apr 2021

Senior Recruitment Consultant

The people I get to work with every day, both in the office and with my clients and candidates are something that I love most about working here.

Gemma Nixon

Recruitment Consultant

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