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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.