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If you're looking for a job, either permanent, temporary, part time or full time, then we have a range of current vacancies for you to choose from.

All our jobs are based locally here in the South West of England including Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire and Hampshire.

As registered candidates you'll receive a text, email or telephone call as soon as a relevant position becomes available so many of the jobs are filled even before they are advertised.

If you want to make sure you get the first look at our latest jobs, it's very important that you register now.

If you find a job that you would like to apply for and are not already registered, simply click apply now and complete the registration form, or give us a call on 01747 825661 to arrange to come in and see one of the team.


Dear Charlotte and the Octopus Team, I just wanted to say thank you for your assistance in finding me a temporary job at ******* this summer. I had my last day there today, the staff have been so lovely and helpful and I left with a bunch of flowers and a big smile on my face. I fel very fortunate to have found full time work whilst being home for such a short amount of time and I have you to thank for that.



Octopus are incredibly helpful and supportive. Jane, Holly and the team really do take the time to get to know you and find you the role best suited for you. They make you feel so welcome when you go in and made the whole process of finding a job much less stressful. Thank you!



Hi Sandra Just wanted to drop a line to give you an update. I have been working in my new role for 4 weeks now and very happy. I am a little slow but speed will come. Everyone very nice and helpful The position and Jo who I replaced have inspired me to go back to college and continue my accounting. Thank you so much for giving me your time and support.

Janice Rose


I was very impressed with the extremely high standards and professionalism extended to me by Sandra and her team at Octopus Recruitment, Gillingham. From the moment that I registered with them the support and advice that they gave me was first class. During the initial stages of my application process for my current post Sandra and her team kept me informed of the progress with my application and indeed offered sound and practical advice pre-interview. Notification on the outcome post interview was quick and Sandra and her team gave me a full a comprehensive brief prior to taking up employment. In my experience, I have found Octopus Recruitment to be an extremely professional and well -structured organisation who provide a first class service to employer and employees.

Ivan Faulkner


I have known and worked with Sandra Smart since the early days of Smart Recruitment, before they became Octopus Personnel and I have been kept busy with temporary work placements and suited to some amazing jobs. Great effort is involved in offering a top service and I know that true dedication is put in behind the scenes to match the right candidate to the right job. Thank you Octopus and congratulations on the opening of your new office. Ness Harrison

Ness Harrison


"Whenever I have used Octopus, you have always promptly found me work, matched to needs at the time, and when this work has only been on an ad hoc basis, I’ve also been informed of this. Very happy with your service all round, likewise in your dealings with my sons, Joseph and Lewis."



Having never used a recruitment agency before, I was very unsure what to expect and slightly nervous about getting in touch. The staff were very helpful and got me a job within 2 days of calling them! Although only a temporary vacancy, it was a great opportunity. I kept in regular contact with mainly Charlotte from the office, who contacted me at least once a month to see how I was getting on and to inform me of other vacancies they had, as I had told them that my time at the temporary position they found me was nearing it's end. I can't thank them enough for their hard work and regular updates for me, and although I have found a permanent position elsewhere, I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for work, and would certainly go back to them in the future if I needed to.



Within a few days of registering with Octopus I was given a fabulous temporary assignment and halfway through the contract I was offered full time work. I cannot thank you enough for all your efforts on my behalf and I would recommend your services to anybody looking for a new job. I find all the staff helpful and professional and I am very grateful - being made redundant really knocked my confidence but Octopus showed me that there are good jobs out there, just waiting for people like me. Many thanks for everything :)



"Having worked for several agencies over the years, I found it a breath of fresh air walking into the Octopus office. They have a professional business yet manage to do one thing that the other agencies struggle with. Their friendly, helpful attitude is genuine and is not being turned on and off depending on who is in front of them. The office itself is bright and happy and you are made to feel very welcome whatever the situation. I would recommend anyone to utilise their expertise and I wish them all every success for the future."



Dear Emma Thank you so much for your help. I would definitely recommend your company for the great service you provide.