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Why register with Octopus Personnel?
Get ahead of the crowd. 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. Register now.Find out more
Explore some of the most promising placements in the South West. Offering financial stability, access to further benefits, career opportunities and the ability to build long term relationships, permanent placement could be your next step.Find out more
Expand your horizons. If you are looking for some experience, enjoy the excitement and challenge of different roles and meeting new people, whilst earning money and having the freedom to move around, then temporary working may be perfect for you!Find out more
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When I met with Sandra and the team, they immediately put me at my ease, and were able to find me work the very next day which suited my knowledge and skills perfectly.
One of the companies that they had introduced me to then offered me a permanent job. I would highly recommend Octopus Personnel for their professionalism, friendliness, flexibility and their connections with some top companies in the South West.
I would like to express my thanks to all at Octopus. Following my redundancy my confidence dropped but with the support and help received, together we have found a permanent placement.
Having worked with a number of agencies over the course of my redundancy, I must say that Octopus ensure the right decisions are made based on the candidate and I felt assured with ease of communication.
Thank you Octopus team for always finding me work and always giving me the hours I wanted. It was such a pleasure to work for you. Never had any problems. I was always very happy and I will miss you all.
Thank you to all for your help over the last few months, it's been great and I am very grateful for the opportunity to work locally. I am enjoying it a great deal and have learned an awful lot in the short time I have been with the company.
I have only ever dealt with Lucie and Lena, both of which have been more than willing to go that extra mile. They have a sense of humour and at the same time offer advice and bend over backwards to help. A credit to Octopus.
I’m settling in well to my full-time employment again and it was a great boost being able to temp and “try-out” the company I now work for.
I’m more than happy to recommend Octopus Personnel – my experience with yourselves has been excellent. All the staff have looked after me so well in re-introducing me to the working environment. I must make special mention of Lucie though, for whom nothing was any trouble and she epitomises the quality of service that the company provides. I have also been particularly impressed by the accuracy and punctuality of the payment process whilst being a temp – in challenging financial times for me that service has given me great peace of mind.
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.
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 skilful in finding the right match and putting you forward in such a professional and friendly way.
As soon as a suitable job became available, they 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.
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 o 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!
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.