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'OctoPalooza': Octopus Embraces Innovation with Spectacular Hiring Gala, Aiming to Welcome Over 4,000 New Team Members

Octopus Energy has made a bold declaration today, outlining its intentions to bolster its services arm with a substantial recruitment drive. The company aims to onboard 3,000 to 4,000 new team members within the current year. The move is part of the company's concerted effort to expedite the adoption of clean energy solutions across the United Kingdom.

Amidst its rapid expansion, the energy behemoth has created a diverse array of roles available, including heat pump engineers, solar and electric vehicle charger installers, delivery drivers, and operations personnel.

To swiftly address the staffing needs, Octopus Energy has revealed plans to extend its series of same-day recruitment extravaganzas dubbed 'OctoPalooza.' Originating in January, the inaugural trio of 'OctoPaloozas' held in Manchester, London, and Peterborough garnered overwhelming participation, with over 600 prospective candidates in attendance. Impressively, the company onboarded nearly 400 new hires on the spot.

These regional job expos are crafted to give candidates an immersive experience of Octopus' corporate ethos, enabling them to partake in recruitment assessments and potentially secure employment within the same day. Furthermore, attendees are treated to complimentary culinary delights, beverages, and entertainment for children, underscoring Octopus' commitment to fostering inclusivity and diversity among its workforce.

With ambitions soaring, Octopus Energy is gearing up to host monthly hiring extravaganzas in various locales across the UK, aiming to attract hundreds of engineering talents at each event. The upcoming 'OctoPalooza' is slated to take center stage in Oxford on March 22nd, followed by another installment scheduled in Kent on April 10th.

This fervent recruitment push aligns with Octopus' overarching strategy to expedite the deployment of smart home technologies and bolster its workforce to cater to the escalating demand for heat pumps, solar panels, and electric vehicle chargers.

The latest governmental statistics underscore the surging interest in heat pump subsidies, witnessing a remarkable 39 percent surge in applications year-on-year.

Octopus Energy reports a staggering backlog of over 100,000 customers eagerly awaiting the installation of heat pumps by the company's proficient workforce.

John Szymik, CEO of Octopus Energy Services, described 'OctoPalooza' as the firm's version of "F1's pitstop process", allowing it to "turbocharge the time it takes to hire exceptional people into future-proof jobs that fit around their lives, not the other way around."

"In true Octopus fashion, we've thought creatively to speed up the process of hiring the UK's best talent into sustainable services jobs," he added.

"We're creating 3,000 to 4,000 new jobs this year alone, which will help boost the British economy and drive prosperity across all regions."


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