BJSS aims to grow its workforce in Glasgow to 60 professionals

04 July 2018 3 min. read
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UK-headquartered professional services group BJSS has announced plans to grow its Glasgow office by 20 employees by the end of 2018. The office has also seen a new Head of Delivery appointed, in order to drive growth in both headcount and revenues before the close of the year.

Leeds-based consultancy BJSS was founded in 1993, and has an annual turnover of more than £70 million. The company delivers software solutions to a wide range of industries, including financial services, which saw it deliver a trade reporting system to the London Stock Exchange. The firm boasts a staff count of more than 800, and presences across the UK alongside a US office in New York, however BJSS only ventured into Scotland at the turn of the year.

Following BJSS’ launch north of the border, the firm expanded its Apprenticeship Programme for 2018, as it continues to bid for the talents of a shrinking human resources pool in the UK. The group announced it plans to take in twice as many apprentices than last year, after 9 in every 10 previous participants had gone on to take permanent full-time positions in the company. The policy, alongside a concerted recruitment drive in Scotland, has seen BJSS double its workforce in Glasgow in the past few months.

BJSS aims to grow its workforce in Glasgow to 60 professionals

As the firm prepares for further growth, Laura Casci has been appointed the company’s new Head of Delivery for Scotland. Having joined BJSS from Certeco, Casci is responsible for ensuring the now-40 strong team delivers on existing projects. Additionally, she will be responsible for increasing the company’s Scottish footprint by implementing focused business development capabilities.

Having just celebrated 25 years in business, the company is committed to adding at least 20 new permanent roles to its Scottish contingent throughout the remainder of 2018, aiming to develop skills within Scotland’s ICT sector in the process. This will see BJSS identify and on-board top talent via a partnership with digital skills academy Code Clan.

Technology is a key tenet to Scotland’s future economic model, and according to Scottish Government figures published this year, FinTech alone has already attracted more than £37 million in investment in the country. BJSS is currently delivering a large-scale IT transformation to Disclosure Scotland, as well as delivering support to clients in the financial services, retail, commodities, healthcare and public services industries.

Laura Casci said, “We are very excited about the growth we are seeing in Scotland, and Glasgow in particular. This has been made possible by having access to a highly skilled pool of talent who have come from some of the best universities in Europe. We are not only committed to helping Scottish companies resolve their most complex IT and business issues but also ensuring that we continue to develop the talent to do so.”