Based in North-West England serving industry globally. We offer a specialist service and consider that we differ from the majority of recruiters in a number of ways. Commonly candidates are sourced from job boards and online sites, when this “easy money” route does not draw relevant candidates they simply move on to the next client or submit non relevant CV’s (costing their clients frustration, wasted time and cost).Please see the about us page or contact us for further information on how we differ.

"So if you are tired of receiving CV’s that do not match your requirements whilst at the same time being served with excessive fees, then please consider giving us a try. There is no risk involved, we offer a finder’s fee only service (there is only a fee on successful placement)."


    Octopus would like to advise that we are seeing an unprecedented number of candidates looking to “re-engineer” their skills into the Building Services and Pharmaceuticals sectors. Many of these candidates are ex building services and/or pharmaceuticals professionals who have previously “re-engineered” into other industries (we believe this is due to the downturn in Oil and gas and other sectors).

    Octopus specialise in re-engineering candidates from industry to industry, we do however first of all look to source candidates currently operating within the industry related to the role. When this fails to draw suitable candidates we home in on candidates not always found by other recruiters.

    We have a number of candidates who are fully familiar with GMP requirements, have a good level of clean room experience and are familiar with validation requirements and processes.

    Examples of personnel we are currently representing who are actively looking for work in Building Services are as follows:

    • Senior Management up to Director level
    • Project Managers
    • Project engineers
    • Mechanical engineers and designers
    • Electrical engineers and designers
    • Piping Engineers and designers
    • Control and instrumentation engineers and designers
    • Pre-Commissioning and Commissioning engineers
    • Validation engineers
    • Planners
    • Estimators
    • Sales/BD
    • H&S and CDM personnel
    • Construction managers

    • We are exceptionally low cost.
    • We take care to ensure submitted candidates skills align with your job specification (we can assist with producing a job specification if required).
    • When we cannot source within industry personnel, we pro-actively seek out candidates with re-engineering potential (most engineers have skills that are easily transferrable between industries).
    • We question our candidates on their attitude to safety and will not put forward candidates who do not display the expected level of regard for safety.
    • We fish in alternative seas for candidates (avoiding recirculating CV’s) and do this at low cost.
    • We provide a highly pro-active and competitive recruitment service ( We head hunt the right candidates for you rather than just posting adds on job boards and waiting for applicants to apply).
    • We can assist with filling a one off vacancy where you are not receiving the right candidates or engage with you on an ongoing basis as an alternative resource finder.
    • We are highly customer focused and will do all within our power to meet your expectations.
    • We tailor the level of service you require to meet your needs. This can range from providing candidates for one specific difficult to fill vacancy through to a full recruitment partnering agreement. Some additional services we provide for our clients are:
    • Psychometric testing.
    • Competency assessment.
    • Initial interviews.

    • We take time to carefully match you to the right role.
    • We will consider you for re-engineering roles which most agencies would bypass you for (Engineers have skills that can be transferrable between industries).
    • We can assist you in becoming a limited company should you wish to become a contractor. We can also assist you with contracting through an umbrella company.
    • We have clients throughout the UK and Europe and will notify you should a suitable vacancy become available.
    • We provide a low cost recruiting service meaning clients tend to use our services exclusively to keep costs down, improving your chances.
    • We can offer you interview techniques and advice providing you with the tools to succeed in interviews
    • Our friendly team of recruiters are dedicated to satisfying our candidates and clients, so will only put you forward for roles we feel are suitable for your experience.
    • We will not pressure you into going forward for a role you are not keen on.

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