The Oakland Group

We're a data consultancy built on 35 years of operational improvement experience combining data analytics with process and governance.
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Best Company to work for in the UK
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The Oakland Group is a data consultancy at the cutting-edge of advanced analytics, process and governance.

It uses pioneering analytical models, machine learning and AI, as well as more traditional techniques, to harnesses the power of data to solve complex operational challenges for some of the UK's largest organisations.

Proudly based in Yorkshire, Oakland is passionate about promoting the Northern tech scene and creating opportunity.

Oakland has grown rapidly over the past two years but remains a family company at heart and is committed to creating a culture of happy and engaged employees.

At the start of lockdown, it asked an external company to assess employee health and has since reviewed working hours and the amount of time spent in meetings. Other initiatives to help every employee get the best out of themselves have included online sessions on sleep and exercise and mental health awareness training.

Staff are encouraged to live the company's values. And, for potential recruits, being passionate, tenacious, technically excellent and curious is just as important as experience and qualifications.

From their very first day, employees are encouraged to ask questions and grow their skills and training and resources designed to promote homegrown talent are available to all.

Featured Workplace Factors

My Manager

100% of staff agreed

My manager would be quick to respond if I showed signs of being under too much pressure

To help its managers thrive, Oakland offers mental health counselling, as part of a private healthcare plan, dedicated welfare investment, one to ones with a mental health champion and an open door policy with the managing director. Other initiatives include strategy days and external mentoring.

My Company

100% of staff agreed

I believe I can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation

Monthly wellness packages are sent to everyone to thank them for their hard work. The contents vary from month to month but have included everything from an array of sweet treats to a wellness experience with candles, sleep spray, teas and healthy snacks.

My Team

97% of staff agreed

My team is fun to work with

Company updates at virtual town hall meetings have been complemented by light-hearted quizzes and games. A ‘virtual pub' allows team members to get together over a beer at the end of the week and employees' children took part in a half-term call in which a goat made a special appearance.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
1985
Total number of employees
1
Number of UK locations
38
Employee average age
63% : 38%
Male : Female employee ratio
72%
Employees earning £35k+
Employee turnover (voluntary)

Benefits

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Quote from the top...
"We're delighted to have been awarded a two-star accreditation from Best Companies. We know we've work to do and next year we'll be setting our sights high and going for those three-stars."

Richard Corderoy, Managing Director - The Oakland Group

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