Would you like to join a leading UK IT Consultancy with a track record of ground-breaking IT projects?
At OCS, we give our staff the opportunity to carve their own path. We will regularly assess the skills, experience, performance and ambitions of our employees to help them work out where they want to go and how best to get there. We are always there to help our staff cope with the demands of working in IT consultancy, and reap benefits both financial and intellectual. We pride ourselves on fostering an encouraging an open environment, where people are approachable and all voices are heard.
Working for OCS - what to expect - Expect the unexpected!
OCS is a dynamic, fast paced IT consultancy at the forefront of leading edge technology. Working for an IT consultancy can be demanding and may involve working out of hours and you may be required to travel to customer sites. OCS will give you all the support you need and the rewards for success are excellent. Your future with OCS is in your hands and we will treat you as an individual with your own unique goals.
Values & Ethics
- We are profitable, proven and are here to stay
- We acknowledge that our success is based upon our customers success
- We complete assignments and honour our obligations regardless of the effort or time required
- We are a team and must therefore be mutually supportive at all levels
- We are professional in the way that we work, act and behave
- We are all key to the company's reputation - we employ and develop the best.
Graduate Recruitment Programme
Our Graduate Trainees work on real projects for real customers from the get-go. They are fully supported within a Managed Service team environment, which helps them gain quality experience quickly.
In addition to academic abilities OCS looks for people who are enthusiastic about the challenges of the constantly changing IT environment. Consultancy demands close liaison with customers as well as colleagues so it is essential that you have excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team. We are looking for people with:
- Good team spirit
- Excellent communication skills - written and oral
- Flexibility of thought
- Aptitude for problem solving
- Enthusiasm for hard work
- Technical competence
- A keen intellect
- Desire to make a difference.
Meet the people
The key to the success of OCS is the people we employ, we recruit and develop the best.
Junior Analyst Programmer
After completing my Masters degree in Computer Science I joined OCS 2 years later as a Junior Analyst Programmer. OCS has given me the opportunity to work on various web technologies in multiple projects with high profile customers which makes the job very interesting and exciting. After being encouraged and supported to pursue additional Microsoft training and certification, I am progressing technically towards certification goals. OCS provides the kind of environment which allows growth in technical and non-technical areas including guidance with regards to interpersonal skills. At first, I found communicating face to face with the customers slightly intimidating but with encouragement and support from my Team Leader and colleagues I now feel much more confident in this aspect of my role.
Senior Consultant / Project Manager
Having gained several years of solid IT experience in a number of different roles within the old Home Office, including passing the British Computer Society professional exams, I decided that the time was right to move on in order to progress my career. At the time, I knew that I wanted to try a consultancy type role, primarily to widen my business knowledge in addition to my technical skills and OCS Consulting was able to offer me the opportunities to do that from the moment I joined them as an Analyst Programmer in 1996. From the outset, OCSprovided the flexibility of structure and support necessary to enable me to shape my own career path, within the context of working towards mutually beneficial goals. As a result, I rapidly gained experience of working in a wide range of business environments including the automotive, financial, gaming, energy provision and telecommunications sectors and in a variety of roles from developer, tester, business analyst and trainer through to project/programme manager. I am currently a Senior Consultant on a full-time assignment as a Project Manager at a travel services customer. Additionally, I am involved with the account development of my current customer and have line management responsibilities for a number of staff.
Junior Java Developer
I joined OCS Consulting at the beginning of 2007 with a degree in Electronic Engineering followed by 2 years experience as a Java Developer. Since joining the company the assignments I have undertaken have given me the chance to learn something new every day and broaden my skills at a very fast pace. I am working within a development team and have been provided with real time hands-on coaching. The fact this is also my first job in the UK is making the experience even more exciting, challenging and enriching; I am very thankful for the chance I have been given at OCS.
Junior Analyst Programmer
I joined OCS Consulting almost two and half years ago with an honours degree in Artificial Intelligence and having completed further IT qualifications. I joined OCS as a trainee, and whilst I had some IT experience, it was not in the technology areas that I would be working in. I picked up the requisite skills quite quickly through my own initiative and with internal support from my Team Leader and colleagues. The scope of projects and type of work I have been doing is very varied allowing me to gain experience rapidly in all system life cycle areas and being involved in a wide range of interesting projects across multiple customers.
I started my career in IT as a graduate trainee with Cap Gemini. After 3 years I joined OCS Consulting as an Analyst Programmer. OCS has allowed me to work for many different customers in many different industries and countries. On some of these assignments I have been trusted with team leadership and with my more recent customers I've proven myself to be a capable coach where a new customer staff member has joined the project team. As the company grows I'm hoping to exploit more opportunities to further my experience in project management.
Trainee Business Analyst
I have a Computer Science degree with eight years experience of coordinating network implementations. I moved to the UK and undertook a management role which was outside of the IT field but it gave me experience of dealing with people at all levels and in a pressurised environment. I joined OCS Consulting in April 2007 initially as a Trainee Technical Support Analyst and within two months was given the opportunity to work at a customer site as a Project Coordinator contributing to a large retail solutions project. OCS believes in people skills and has provided me with the support to undertake this assignment. At the moment, OCS are also helping me to develop my IT career by sending me on a Systems Analysis training course.
Equal Opportunities Employer Statement
OCS Consulting is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst our workforce. Our aim is that our workforce will be truly representative of all sections of society and each employee feels respected and able to give their best.
To that end the purpose of this policy is to provide equality and fairness for all in our employment and not to discriminate on grounds of gender, marital status, race, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, religion or age. We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.
All employees, whether part-time, full-time or temporary, will be treated fairly and with respect.
Selection for employment, promotion, training or any other benefit will be on the basis of aptitude and ability. All employees will be helped and encouraged to develop their full potential and the talents and resources of the workforce will be fully utilised to maximise the efficiency of the organisation.
- To create an environment in which individual differences and the contributions of all our staff are recognised and valued
- Every employee is entitled to a working environment that promotes dignity and respect to all. No form of intimidation, bullying or harassment will be tolerated
- Training, development and progression of opportunities are available to all staff
- Equality in the workplace is good management practice and makes sound business sense
- We will review all of our employment practices and procedures to ensure fairness.
For an informal chat about a career at OCS please contact Linda on 020 8731 4338. Or alternatively send your CV to LindaO@ocs-consulting.com