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 825568 to arrange to come in and see one of the team.


Sandra shows a very personal interest in perspective candidates. Her business team actually meet the clients before sharing anything. They want to know the person they are representing. I was asked to take some tests, which was useful and I would suggest Sandra’s ethic is very professional, wanting to really understand the candidate and aim to place them with a company whose culture might also suit their personality. Sandra goes the extra mile and is so far quite unique in her approach and it is appreciated.

Adrian – Candidate

Job seeking can be rather stressful and feel hopeless at times; that was at least my experience until I contacted Octopus Personnel. From the very first phone conversation I have been so well looked after by Charlotte and her team! She took the time to get to know me and my background, and recognised my skills, strengths and personality. No longer did I feel like I had to struggle to get a foot in the door with companies, as Octopus is so skillful in finding the right match and putting you forward in such a professional and friendly way. As soon as a suitable job became available, Charlotte phoned me and put me forward for the job. I have really landed on my feet, with a lovely company and a great team to work with! I can highly recommend registering with Octopus Personnel as they will guide you along the way and will help you find THE job for you.

Eva – Candidate

All the staff at Octopus Personnel are so willing to help and have given me some great advice. After leaving school and having a few short lasting full time jobs, the octopus staff helped me to find an amazing opportunity at a trusted company in a job role that is highly suited to me and my strengths. They were always there to listen and focused on finding me a role that I would really enjoy with opportunities for further development. I would recommend Octopus Personnel to anyone seeking a new career!

Emily – Candidate

Having worked for the same company for 23 years, I had recruited many staff over the years but when I decided it was time for a career change of my own I was nervous about going through the recruitment process myself.
Octopus Personnel had been highly recommended by a friend, so I contacted them in my search to find a new role.
Sandra and her staff were efficient, friendly and helpful, and in no time, I was matched with a role which was then offered to me in the first interview. Due to my search being successful so quickly, my relationship with Octopus was short but very sweet, and I wouldn’t hesitate to work with them again in the future.

Mel – Candidate

As I was about to be made redundant from a job in Salisbury I noticed a similar local role on a part time basis- temp to perm – advertised by Octopus in Gillingham on their website which seemed to be exactly what I was looking for.

I went in one morning and received, to my surprise, immediate attention. An appointment with Sandra was made within half an hour and she kindly helped me revamp my CV in a very professional manner before sending it to the company that same day.

In the meantime the agency gave me a week’s work and Jane was very helpful to give me directions and generally making me feel welcome.

During that week I went to the interview and got the job.

The first few weeks were tough as I had to learn about the new routine and processes but Charlotte kept encouraging me all the way.

After 3 months I am now employed on a permanent basis.

Everyone at Octopus has been very helpful and has dealt with me in a respectful and professional manner including Donna who has duly answered all my payroll questions.

I am very pleased that there was a successful outcome with this job and that I did Octopus team proud.

I can honestly say that, at a time of uncertainty and vulnerability due to 2 redundancies within 10 years, I have found genuine support and encouragement all the way with Octopus and I want to thank all the team for their highly positive friendly and efficient approach.


“I am vehemently against recruitment agencies as a rule and have had only bad experiences. However, Octopus have proven to be an exception. Sandra listens to what the role will entail and hand picks candidates for the role. You can decide you need people on Monday and be interviewing by Tuesday without having to wade through the ‘wrong’ CVs. Octopus has provided administrative staff, assembly workers and specialist professionals – there seems to be no end to their resource. They are always friendly and helpful.  If you have lost all faith in recruitment agencies like I had, you’ll love working with Octopus.”


“Sandra, I wish to express my thanks to you and your staff for all your support and assistance over the years. You have fantastic business ethics, with friendly yet highly professional staff who always source high calibre employees when needed and always so swiftly too. This can only be achieved from the time you take to listen to the needs of your Client and meeting that need. If more people approached business in this way, the world would be a far better place. Keep up the great work that you and the team achieve and THANK YOU again, it is always very much appreciated”


“We have been dealing with Octopus for a number of years to fulfil our staff requirements, especially during our busy season between March and May. They always deliver what we need and the staff in the office are extremely friendly and helpful whenever we need something extra.”