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National Living Wage

A compulsory National Living Wage is due to be introduced in April 2016 for all working people aged 25 and over, and will be set at £7.20 per hour. The current National Minimum Wage for those under the age of 25 will continue to apply.

The current NMW rates from 1 October 2015 are:

•£6.70 for workers 21 and over
•£5.30 18-20 yrs
•£3.87 for 16-17 yrs, who are above school leaving age but under 18
•£3.30 for apprentices under 19... Read more >
Post Image Charlottes 2 Year Octoversairy!

Charlottes 2 Year Octoversairy!

Two years ago today Charlotte started with us as a business administration apprentice.

Charlotte has come on leaps and bounds since joining the octopus team and has worked her way to become a temporary resourcer. She continues to be an asset to the team, juggling a heavy workload on a daily basis, she has become a real favourite to many of our clients and candidates alike.

We are sure that you will join us in congratulating Charlotte on... Read more >
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A Great Start to The Summer

The sun is shining and summer is here, along with the season of weddings and parties across the South West.

This year Octopus Personnel have seen a huge rise in demand for waiting and bar staff. We have been providing hospitality staff to a number of clients in Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire. Our team of catering staff is growing at a great pace, with staff out every weekend and some weekdays at various events such as big weddings, sporting... Read more >
Post Image Octopus welcome Tracy to the team!

Octopus welcome Tracy to the team!

We have a new addition to the Octopus team in our Gillingham Office.

Tracy is here to be our administration guru and to help the team with resourcing duties. Tracy has previously worked in a recruitment agency, so she has a head start knowing all of the ins and outs of agency life.

She loves speaking to people both on the phone and in person and is keen to get to know all of our clients and candidates.

Welcome to the team... Read more >