Careers at Octopus

We’re looking for people who aren’t afraid to stand up for what they think is important and drive for positive change.

We’re a fast-moving, agile, ego-free organisation. We think differently.

Outsmarting, outpricing or outmanoeuvring the competition won’t last forever. Outbehaving them, in our view, will. That’s why we hire people as much for their values and behaviours as we do for their skills.

We’re looking for people who want to play a part in transitioning away from a society which puts profit over people and the planet. Towards a society which gives back as much as, if not more than, it takes.

Our values

These values guide everything we do, from how we interact with our customers to how
we work with one another.

Be Bold

We like people who make decisions quickly and who are OK changing their mind if it turns out there’s a better way of doing things.

Be Helpful

We like people who behave like it’s always day one and who remember that without our customers there is no business.

Be Straightforward

We like people who have opinions and who express them in a way that’s respectful and easy to understand.

“Octopus captures the drive of a sports team with the support of your family. A culture that embraces change, experimentation and vulnerability.”

Anna Philbrick, People Director

Life at Octopus

Working at Octopus

Octopus isn’t like your average company. While the last 21 years have seen us grow to more than 2,500 people and 2.5 million customers across the Group, we still like to think of ourselves as a bit like a start-up.

For us, great business is simply about how we make our customers feel. That’s why we hire as much for values as we do for our skills.

Octopus is full of open, vulnerable and helpful people who always want the best – for our customers and for each other.

Moving within the business

One added benefit of working at a company like Octopus is the number of opportunities to move between our different businesses.

Over the last few years, we’ve had a team of five people leave their current roles to set up a new business for us in a different country. We’ve asked others to join start-up teams in new businesses we’ve set up or acquired, and we’ve encouraged countless other people to move between businesses to progress their careers.

Interested in a Career with Octopus?

We hire customer-obsessed, helpful, friendly people who gladly hold themselves, and others, to higher standards. So, if you want to play a part in helping us to grow, please get in touch. We’re always keen to hear from talented people who share our values.

Proud to be a B Corp

We’re thrilled to be one of the UK’s first financial services companies to meet the strict criteria to become a B Corp. To gain B Corp certification, a company needs to meet high standards and prove it has a positive impact not just on its workers and customers, but also on the wider community and environment.