Industry Specialisms

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Blue Octopus partners with employers from a multitude of different sectors and industries, using our next generation technology and recruitment expertise to help attract, engage and hire the best talent for their unique career opportunities. We know that having the right people in place is crucial to every business’ current and future successes, regardless of the area they operate in.

Over the last decade, our experience has allowed us to specialise in several sectors, including:

Social Housing

Blue Octopus has a strong history of working with social housing providers to help them hire the best talent and improve their talent management processes. This experience, coupled with knowledge developed over time, has allowed us to fully understand both the market itself and the skills required within the sector. We understand that operating at a high standard, efficiently and cost-effectively, is vital for our clients in the Social Housing sector, who provide a much-needed service for their tenants.

Clients we work with include Johnnie Johnson Housing, Trafford Housing Trust and Stockport Homes Group.


Our work with clients in the Manufacturing industry encompasses everything from streamlining and digitising the recruitment process, to filling roles at all levels – whether that be operatives and engineers, or business development and management positions. As an industry that is currently facing a challenging skills shortage, we know the importance of helping you promote your employer value proposition (EVP). We also focus on reducing your time and cost-per-hire, ensuring your organisation is operating as efficiently and profitably as possible.

Clients we work with include Saint-Gobain, Kimal and NSG Group.


Across our decade of experience, we have become a trusted partner of many organisations within the Not-For-Profit sector. As a charity, small or large, we understand that protecting your budget is key and our cost-effective technology and service has been proven as an ideal solution in this space. Each Not-For-Profit organisation we are privileged enough to work with has a unique mission to fulfil and a powerful story to tell, so we support you in finding people who share your values and fully engage with your brand.

Clients we work with include Mind and Practical Action.


Blue Octopus has extensive experience recruiting and improving talent management processes within Education organisations, from primary and secondary schools to Further and Higher Education. We are an assured partner for our clients in this sector – who are often limited by tight budgets – having helped many utilise technology to better manage their resources, improve measurement and reporting processes and hire the right people for their roles.

Clients we work with include Hull College Group, Cranfield University and South Thames Colleges Group.


The Infrastructure & Construction sector plays a key strategic role in the UK economy and is a significant employer of people. Our work with clients in this sector has focused on attracting and retaining top talent in the face of a substantial skills shortage, supporting busy recruitment and HR teams to hire the best candidates quickly and providing a candidate journey that leaves a positive impression.

Clients we work with include Watkin Jones Group, Saint-Gobain, Hoyer Group and CIOB.

Retail, Hospitality & Leisure

As a sector heavily affected by seasonal changes and shifts in the economy, Blue Octopus supports businesses in Travel, Hospitality & Retail to efficiently manage what can be a rapidly changing workforce. Our technology is ideal for clients operating across multiple sites, centralising activities and allowing easy reporting and measurement. We also know that, when it comes to our clients in this sector, candidates are very often customers too, so we place high value on providing the best candidate experience.

Clients we work with include Carpetright, Applegreen and Cotswold Outdoor.

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