Independent Forgings & Alloys (IFA)

Independent Forgings & Alloys (IFA)


“As a part-time, standalone HR professional, I needed some extra support to manage our talent acquisition processes. The robust talent management system and Managed Campaigns really appealed.

“The Blue Octopus team are good at acting quickly. They give me just the right level of communication. They don’t bombard me with messages but ensure I’m updated on activity on my recruitment campaigns.”

– Katy Edmonds, HR Manager, IFA


With a one-person HR team contracted part-time hours, Independent Forgings & Alloys (IFA) required additional help to support recruitment.

Having anticipated an incoming recruitment drive, they needed to quickly introduce a solution that could source suitable talent, drive efficiencies and save time.


In addition to Managed Campaigns adding vital support to the IFA team, Octo Platinum has provided managers with an easy-to-use technology where recruitment is managed from one central location.

At a much lower cost than that of a traditional recruitment agency, IFA are confident in the candidate journey Blue Octopus offer the talent they engage with. There has been an increase in talent reapplying with roles for IFA following a positive application experience.