About Blue Octopus Recruitment

Making Recruitment Simple and Transparent

Dedicated, No Nonsense Team of Recruitment Professionals

We are a Dedicated, No Nonsense Team of Recruitment Professionals

Let’s be honest, there are some sharks in the recruitment world. At Blue Octopus we’re making a splash because we’re a little bit different.

As you can probably tell, we’re not afraid to stand out from the crowd. We’re an award winning, online recruitment company with a modern approach to hiring that doesn’t involve charging high placement fees for candidates. Our no nonsense approach delivers a flat fee recruitment solution to some of the UK’s largest companies.

We don’t just give you an awesome product for a pretty cool price, we guarantee fantastic customer service, cutting edge recruitment software and friendly support too. Our in-house recruitment professionals have years of experience and the dedication to find you the best talent in the UK, by advertising your vacancy in all the right places on the web and actively approaching people with the right skills for the role.

Welcome to Blue Octopus

Our Story

Blue Octopus was founded by Yorkshire brothers Chris and Liam Coleman back in 2010. Their thinking was that recruitment lacked transparency and required a fresh approach. 

Chris and Liam had stacks of experience between them. They’d worked for recruitment agencies and online recruiters for years and knew they could improve on what the market was offering.

They came up with a fixed fee recruitment solution to give employers an honest alternative and that’s when Blue Octopus Recruitment was born. 

Blue Octopus Recruitment Values

Our Values

The Blue Octopus goal is simple: To provide a cost effective, professional alternative to traditional recruitment agencies and online recruiters. We have full confidence in our product so we don’t need to hide behind industry jargon.

We’re straightforward, honest folk with a passion for placing top quality candidates, whatever the industry or specialism. So whether you’re recruiting for jobs in Leeds, jobs in London or anywhere between and beyond, our recruitment team can be relied on to be friendly, professional and dependable. 

Blue Octopus Team

Meet the Team

The Blue Octopus team has grown somewhat since Chris and Liam first set out on their mission to turn the tide.

There are mugshots of all the friendly faces in our customer service, account management, headhunting, development, programming and design teams on our meet the team page. As a unit we all work together with the goal of filling your vacancies. 

Meet the Team
Recruitment Awards

Our Awards

Since Blue Octopus was born in January 2010 we have tallied up an impressive number of awards. We’ve scooped accolades for Best Online Candidate Experience and Best Recruiter, not to mention a few marketing awards for our innovative recruitment solution. Check out our ever growing trophy cabinet!

View our trophy cabinet
  • Blue Octopus saved us time and money from day one as they managed to overhaul our post and email-based recruitment system almost overnight.
    Josie Gavoyannis - Regional HR Partner
  • I feel completely supported and to be honest this recruitment malarkey is becoming a joy! I get to do the nice bits, meeting the great candidates and progressing to offer stage.
    Ann Shields - Resourcing Business Partner