TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT

At OCL Group we are committed to creating a knowledgeable workforce in learned environment where people are listened too, are safe and reach each their potential, prosper, and where rewards are shared.

We focus on a broad spectrum of activities for our operatives and staff through initiatives aimed at improved communication, health, safety and wellbeing, training and development and employee recognition, developing the OCL Engineers of the Future.

As a company we recognise the importance of building and maintaining a knowledgeable and skilled workforce to ensure we are able to readily resource schemes with talented people who can deliver works of a high quality.

We invest over 10 % of company profit every year in training our staff and core operatives as to ensure sustainability and growth, this constitutes thousands of hours spent on training courses throughout the year. We utilise only approved Construction Skills-accredited Training Centres along with the required infrastructure locations  to deliver a significant quantity of this training, from our apprenticeships to QCFs to CITB Site Safety to Network rail and LU courses.

We have also spent a vast amount of time and money on our own internal training hub of which we are extremely proud This unique facility enables in-house training courses invigilated by our SHEQ and compliance staff. This is driven passionately by our Managing Director and has given operatives the opportunity to be rewarded for their effects in learning.

Each one of our core team are placed into our training hub system and is then given set target dates to achieve certain knowledge exams formulated in the first instance by our projects, SHE and Quality and Project / Construction managers.

These exams are based around industry standards and BSI standards regarding HSE and installation. Many of our knowledge tests that are formulated within our training hub are bespoke to project requirements and are built in alignment with our  clients approved inspection and test plans ITPs and system requirement specifications along with setting out health and safety exams based upon client and infrastructure HSE planned General inspection forms and criteria.

We have 20 bespoke exams so far that allow us to implement our skills card encouraging our earn as you learn scheme.

Our managers panel monitors each and every exam that our operatives are working on, meaning managers can identify areas where operatives may be having difficulties. Each operative receives bespoke feedback which will enable them to develop their understanding. Certificates are sent out whenever operatives hit their targets, with additional reward via pay increases when all subject modules have been completed.


  • Paul Mansell
    OCL have carried out many civils and electrical projects for myself for over the past 10 years within the rail sector. They deliver what is required when needed and are trustworthy therefore I have no problem in recommending them.
    Paul Mansell
    Contracts Director Fourway Communications
  • Lee Goodacre
    I would like to thank all at OCL for a great job carried out by your staff over the 52 hour week end possession at Hockley station. The Pre planning meetings and OCL's early engagement with Braybrook really helped the smooth delivery of this project. A very professional job was done right first time, with no snags, we certainly look forward to using OCL in collaboration on future projects.
    Lee Goodacre
    Managing Director - Braybrook Building and Rail and Contractors
  • Sean Gutsell
    OCL Rail in conjunction with the Giffen Group carried out a number of varied installation projects at Neasden Depot the quality of their work and collaborative approach contributed greatly to the success in delivery of the projects involved with NDUP. I would have no hesitation in recommending OCL Rail for future works.
    Sean Gutsell
    Construction Manager TFL‚ NDUP- SSR Upgrade
  •   Carl Messer
    I have used OCL for over 8 years now not only as a labour agency but also carrying out contracted price work for the Giffen Group, I have always been extremely pleased with not only the efficiency of their service but the quality of their work.
    Carl Messer
    Head of Operations LUL – Giffen Group
  • Lloyd Jenkins
    I have worked with OCL Group on several rail projects. I have been very impressed by their professional, customer orientated approach to all aspects of works. They are a contractor who consistently deliver a high quality end product at a competitive price with attention to detail and I would not hesitate to recommend OCL Group for rail related projects.
    Lloyd Jenkins
    Professional Head of Infrastructure - Old Dalby Test Track