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Building Magazine lists OFR as one of the UK’s top consultants

OFR Consultants has ranked in Building Magazine’s annual ranking of the top consultants in the UK’s construction sector. The company features in the top 150 practices in the country; the listings also show that OFR is the only specialist fire engineer to appear in the Top 50 Engineers list.

Sam Liptrott

Director

Accreditation Awards News

OFR ranked as one of the UK’s best companies to work for

OFR Consultants has been named in a list of the Best Companies to Work for 2022. The company ranked highly in the lists, earning a place in the top 10 Best Consultancies to work for. OFR was also ranked 41st in the UK-wide overall companies category - making it one of the best businesses to work for in the country.

Lucy Kirkup

HR Director

Expert News Recruitment

Investing in future talent through our OFR Technical Institute

The OFR Technical Institute was introduced in 2020 – giving colleagues high quality, in-house training that helps them deliver great work for our clients. Here, our Technical Director, Dr. Danny Hopkin tells us more.

Recruitment Social value

The daily juggle

At OFR Consultants we protect and promote our people, investing in them to ensure that they can manage their work and home lives effectively. This month, we announced a series of new initiatives for our OFR working parents, with increased maternity and shared parental leave pay. Here, we hear from three parents in our workforce who talk about their approach to juggling the family work-life balance.

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Protecting our whole selves!

OFR prioritises colleague wellbeing, and we have a range of initiatives driven by our Mind Matters team who share information and deliver engaging sessions throughout the year. This month, our brilliant colleague Sam Bryant helped us celebrated MHFA Whole Self Day, delivering a talk on how we can bring whole selves into the workplace. Here, she tells us about learning how not to leave an aspect of our personality at the door. 

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Supporting our working parents

Since 2016, we’ve worked hard to establish a flexible and inclusive working culture, working with our colleagues to nurture an environment where productivity is more important than presenteeism. It’s something that’s appealed to the many working parents in our team who this month, have been given even more benefits from OFR. Our head of HR Lucy Kirkup explains. 

Lucy Kirkup

HR Director

Industry News Recruitment

OFR welcomes four new colleagues in Scotland

In a period of rapid growth, leading fire engineering consultancy OFR has appointed four new colleagues to its team in Scotland. million-pound projects, offering fire engineering advice to clients.

Jamie Gibson

Associate Director

Industry News Recruitment

Investing in future talent; OFR welcomes eight new colleagues in September – taking staff headcount to 115

In a period of rapid growth, leading fire engineering consultancy OFR has appointed eight new colleagues to its UK wide team – seven of whom are graduate fire engineers.

Sam Liptrott

Director

Expert Recruitment Social value

Supporting our colleagues on Mental Health Day

Today is World Mental Health Day which this year focuses on making mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority. At OFR, we strive to do this every day, ensuring that our colleagues have access to any support  they need. Here our colleague and mental health first aider Katrina Speirs-Simpson tells us more. 

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Calling all graduates! Come and meet our team

OFR is made up of great people – brilliantly talented colleagues based across the country who help us deliver exceptional work for clients. There’s 115 of us now, all based out of seven offices – but we’re on the hunt for even more talent to join the team! This autumn, we’re heading out to graduate fairs across the country to meet more budding fire engineers! Here our colleague Helen Buckley tells us more.

Helen Buckley

Business Manager

Industry Recruitment

We are growing our team! 

It's my joy to share the news with you that we are growing our team, looking for enthusiastic new colleagues to join us across the country

Karen Hugh

Practice Director

News Recruitment

Helping colleagues enjoy a hybrid working future

Like many other businesses up and down the UK, we have been reviewing our day to day working practices since the pandemic and chatting with all members of our team about hybrid working; in this new blog our colleague Karen Hugh talks about the recent office moves that have empowered our people to work in an even more agile way.

Karen Hugh

Practice Director

News Recruitment

How Sam’s Better Days supports Scottish Girl Guides

Our Better Days allowance enables all of our colleagues to support causes that are important to them within their own communities – by providing an allocated day of paid leave each year. Here, fire engineer Sam Bryant who is based in our Edinburgh office, explains how she has used her Better Days Days’ time to develop her skills and experience within the Girl Guides to help others.

Sam Bryant

Graduate Fire Engineer

Industry News Recruitment

OFR Consultants celebrates with further team growth

Leading fire engineering consultancy OFR has appointed five new colleagues to its UK wide team.

Recruitment

Helping our graduates springboard their careers

We’re nothing without our people. Our fast-growing team of engineers are at the top of their game, and it’s my job to help us maintain a brilliant working environment in which everyone...

Lucy Kirkup

HR Director

Recruitment

Become an important part of our future

We are once again opening up our graduate recruitment applications – and we welcome you to jump onboard! Whether you are in Scotland, the North West, The South West or London we have many opportunities for new graduates to begin your career in one of the sector’s most dynamic fields.