Meet the Team - Ola Akinkugbe


Shelley King Team, Consultant, IT & cyber security...

Who are you?

I am Ola Akinkugbe. I’m the guy who is always positive, proactive, driven and I always have a smile on my face! I joined TFPL in August as a Senior Specialist Technical Recruiter to launch our new Technical/IT division based on my knowledge, network and experience in this sector.


Brief career history

I’m a technical, sales driven recruitment consultant, who has previous experience working as a technical consultant within central government. I have been lucky enough to work in different industries enabling me to gain exposure across a wide berth of sectors.


What made you want to work in Technical Recruitment?

I chose to work in technical recruitment because of my deep understanding and love for technology. It was a great opportunity to support my network of friends and associates to find their ideal role, whilst doing something I love and enjoying a successful career! 


What attracted you to work at TFPL Recruitment?

The opportunity to build and develop a new and exciting division within a well established and reputable organisation such as TFPL.


What makes a great candidate?

Great candidates understand that an agency will do all they can to help them with their job search, but they also need to do their own research about potential employers and opportunities

When discussing what they are looking for in their career, be honest and transparent in regards to expectations. This will ensure that we are able to help them to the best of our abilities.   


What makes a great client?

Great clients have the same approach as us, that they need to find the best possible person for the opportunity - the expert.

Good communication from both the client and recruiter is needed for this.


What new trends are you seeing in the job market?

Machine learning, Fintech and Cyber Security Roles.


What trends do you expect to see in the coming months?

Increase in Dev Ops and Dev Sec Ops, which is basically a mix of software development and information security.


What do you like to do for fun?

I enjoy traveling the world and learning about different cultures. 


If you want to tap into Ola’s knowledge or need his assistance, why not drop him an email or even better give him a call and arrange a meeting!