After a record 12 months due to several new multi-year contract wins and significant growth in 2021, OGL Group reached a real milestone with 300 staff members and is well on the way to exceeding its target of 350 staff by the year-end, having already seen 20+ new recruits joining its workforce in the first quarter of 2022.
This exceptional growth, particularly during a pandemic, is being driven by organisations (private and public sector) wanting to invest in digital transformation solutions to deliver greater efficiencies, as well as cyber security to strengthen their posture against the growing threat from cyber-crime. This has led to the need to employ more staff to meet the demands of their growing customer base.
OGL Group’s cyber security arm, CyberGuard Technologies, has attracted talent from across the region, growing its team by 20% in the last three months with plans to expand by a further 50% by the end of 2022.
Thanks to its reputation as a local business that places a real emphasis on providing career progression opportunities, many of OGL Group’s current employees are long service team members. From a workforce of over 300, almost 80 have been with the company for more than 10 years. Phil Hawkes joined the company in 1983 and is now a Senior Software Consultant.
OGL Group is currently recruiting for a number of positions, including roles in technical support, sales, cyber security, as well as software development and administration. One of their newest recruits, George Harper, knew he wanted to work at OGL from a young age and follow in his father’s footsteps. George’s father worked at OGL back in 2000 – 2008 as a Senior Networking Engineer and George remembers being taught all about computers so when he was given the opportunity to join OGL he commented: “it’s a dream come true; they are a great company to work for. OGL has not only provided me with an amazing opportunity, but being on the VDI team allows me to help customers every minute of the day which appeals to my nature of wanting to help others.”
For more information on those vacancies, visit https://www.ogl.co.uk/opportunities