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Octopus Energy creates 80 new jobs in Brighton as it chooses city for southern headquarters

11 Sep 2020
  • Brighton office will be home to a quarter of Octopus Energy’s overall UK staff
  • New office space officially opened by Brighton & Hove’s Mayor Cllr Alan Robins

Octopus Energy, the leading renewable energy company, today announced the creation of 80 new jobs in Brighton to support its green power revolution. The announcement was made at the company’s new office which was officially opened by Brighton & Hove Mayor Cllr Alan Robins.

The supplier is expanding its South East business operations to a new Brighton location at Queens Road Quadrant from its previous premises in the North Laines. This will be the second move and recruitment drive in two years. 

The move will create 80 new job opportunities in the coming year to join the 100 Octopus employees already in Brighton. The supplier is recruiting  operations team members and engineers, and promises a flexible and diverse workplace and culture. The company wants to invest in Brighton’s talent and is looking to hire regional graduates. Octopus Energy trains employees to be solution-oriented and offers rapid career progression for people who are passionate about clean, green energy. 

Octopus Energy is also supporting the city’s efforts to reach net zero by providing green energy to the local economy. Octopus’s ‘Brighton Business Power’ tariff is already powering more than 225 local businesses, including Brighton Palace Pier, with 100 per cent renewable energy, locally sourced from Octopus Group’s Natewood Solar Farm near Hailsham. The tariff also supports local community energy schemes around Brighton. For every business that signs up, a £25 donation is made to Brighton’s The Clock Tower Sanctuary.

Commenting on the move, John Szymik, CEO of Octopus Energy Services says:

“Octopus Energy is disrupting the energy industry, using the awesome power of our technology and our incredibly talented people to bring energy that’s good for the planet to over 1.6m customers here in the UK alone. 

“We’ve always had a synergy with Brighton & Hove as it’s a city where many residents and businesses share our values. It’s a pleasure to double-down here by opening our brand new office in the heart of the city, giving us the space to create many more career opportunities for like-minded people as our business continues to grow. “

The Mayor of Brighton & Hove Cllr Robins says: 

“One of the Council’s main priorities is to take all action required to make our city carbon neutral by 2030. Having Octopus Energy expanding their headquarters in Brighton and creating more green jobs is good news and exactly what the city needs.” 

Anyone interested in job roles at Octopus can find out more here: https://octopus.energy/careers/ 


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