Jemma – Candidate

Really strong guidance and support so far. I am really grateful to Katherine, she has been encouraging and so helpful!!


The Video intro was a great way to get a feel for the candidate and allowed us to quickly decide to invite to meet with us. You have provided a truly brilliant, easy experience for us, so many thanks.


Thanks for all your help, advice, encouragement and for the lovely end of week natters – its been brilliant working with Octopus.


Octopus made the process simple by reviewing my CV and having a discussion about my skills and the type of role and hours I would like to work. I completed an online skills test and then had an online discussion with the prospective employer. The whole team and process was welcoming and professional.

Megan – Candidate

I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone there for supporting me in getting a job and then through my redundancy.

I’d like to say a special thank you to Lucie who was so supportive and encouraging and really helped me make the right choice for me after getting made redundant from my previous job.

I was having a really hard time and she really helped me and made me feel much better about the situation, reassuring me and answering any questions I had.  She really went above and beyond and I would definitely come back in the future if I ever needed it!

Thank you!

Ed – Candidate

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.

Mark – Candidate

How refreshing it is to finally meet an employment agency that is not governed by the conveyor belt mentality that is so prevalent today, but by an honest and professional approach where Lucie and the team at Octopus exudes a quiet but quality focused approach.

In these unprecedented times, a simple but effective change from face to face contact to Skype interviews demonstrates a team that is adaptable to a climate of change, able to undertake whatever is called for in order to meet the needs and requirements necessary. Rare qualities indeed. Their focus readily establishes confidence in Octopus – that the team can get the job done! Employers take note!!

To use an old cliché – “Octopus as David to the Goliaths of Reed, Hayes, Manpower and Blue Arrow – Big guys beware; you know how this story ends!!” Big isn’t always better.

Ross – Candidate

Octopus have been really helpful finding me work quickly. Their communication with me and employers was exceptional, the staff are friendly and approachable and I have had a very positive experience getting agency work through them.

Sam – Candidate

Octopus has helped me find suitable employment at short notice every time I have used them. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a job and the staff are polite, friendly and always prompt to respond.

Chris – Candidate

Thank you so much for finding the perfect role for me. After the closure of my place of work and the end of my role as a Production  Line Engineer, I found I couldn’t settle in a role.  After various roles in as many industries, I visited Octopus, and had a very informal chat with Lucie, who after asking a few questions, had my personality and skills evaluated easily.

She was able to match me to the perfect role!  After 12 weeks with Octopus, who kept inquiring how I was doing, I have now been fully employed by the company. So I would like to say a massive thank you for both finding my perfect role and for being readily available for questions, advice, and generally making sure I was happy in my role.

Sean – Candidate

When it is so hard these days to get an employment agency to open their doors and talk to you, it was great to be able to walk into the Octopus office in Gillingham and speak to someone immediately about possible job roles. And it was a nice bonus to be given a job assignment almost straight away. So thanks to Alice and the staff.

Mel – 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.