EMPLOYER FOR THE FUTURE - LARGE
WINNER: OPTIONS TECHNOLOGY
Employer for the Future (Large) winners Options Technology. Pictured are Connor Diamond from award sponsor NI Jobnder; Gemma Hamilton and Christy O’Kane, Options Technology
Options Technology set out their long-term global vision
Options Technology arealeading provider of IT infrastructure to global Capital Markets firms, supporting their operations and ecosystems.
The company has set out on a mission to not only be the number one public cloud operator in the financial sector, but to provide powerful career paths for their team through opportunities and support in upskilling, training, and development. And they are well on course to achieve this feat after winning the coveted Employer for the Future (Large) prize at the 2023 WEA awards.
Options Technology believe development is essential and travel is an invaluable key player in this, allowing individuals to network and work with teams and clients globally. With Options’ offices and clients located on a global scale, it makes sense for their staff to use this opportunity to travel and see the world, developing on both a professional and personal level.
They also offer employees the opportunity to relocate to many of their global locations with many choosing to stay for either a few years or some making a permanent move.
Options place a great emphasis on giving young and recent graduates opportunities to develop professionally, meet new people, build lifelong friendships, see the world, and fine-tune their skills through an array of development programmes.
They have built a model allowing individuals to excel in the Fintech profession regardless of their educational path and hire individuals keen to learn and develop.
The firm also offers employees the opportunity to get certified in a range of different professional schemes both on the technology and the business functions at Options, at no cost to the employee.
In their submission, Options Techology said: “With the opportunity to travel and build friendships in a workplace like no other, Options has built a reputation amongst graduate, placement, and apprenticeship students in Belfast and beyond.
“Our culture hires both experienced industry veterans and driven young professionals with an attitude to take on whatever challenge they may be faced with, providing a perfect atmosphere for mentoring and organic growth, and knowledge sharing.
“Every graduate and placement student
“Our winner has set out on a mission to not only be the number one public cloud operator in the financial sector, but to provide powerful career paths for its team through opportunities and support in upskilling, training, and development – and it has hit its every goal”
that joins us will have the chance to travel to London, New York, Toronto, Singapore, Hong Kong, Paris, and Auckland, to name a few, as part of the training programme itself.
“We are proud to say that 100 per cent of our support placements have continued to work with us during their final year of university and return to full-time roles after graduating.”