Life at Smiths also offers a rich range of social and community outreach activities, from our Smiths Group Foundation and volunteering programmes, to our annual Smiths Day celebrations. In addition we have established several employee resource groups across the company including Veterans, LGBTQ+, Black Employee Network and Women@Work groups.
‘When you’re surrounded by engaged, knowledgeable and driven colleagues, firing up the laptop each day to work with them is a privilege!’
General Counsel, John Crane
‘I’m proof that you don’t need a briefcase full of formal qualifications to progress a career at Smiths. If you’ve got the drive, they’ll help you go where you want.’
Electrical & Pneumatic Maintenance Manager
‘The Smiths Leadership Development Programme is a fantastic initiative which has greatly contributed to my professional development.’
Siti Aminah Ahmad
Regional Sourcing Manager - APAC
‘You never know what the next challenge will be, but you know it will be exciting – and that’s what keeps our passion for what we do alive.’
Digital Product Manager
‘Markets keep moving so we must keep evolving. That means there’s always another adventure ahead!’
‘At a company like Smiths, where passion, vision and ideas are welcomed from any quarter, the sky is the limit.’
Data Governance Manager
‘Smiths culture of inclusivity and teamwork is where our real competitive advantage comes from.’
‘A career at Smiths can be whatever you want it to be. And the more you put in, the more you’ll get out.’
Liehua (Andy) Zheng
Women pioneering engineering at Smiths
At Smiths we have many talented female engineers who bring their unique energy, creativity and technical expertise to our work, from design to production. But we need more. We have seen from experience how a diverse and inclusive team generates a broader perspective, better innovation and superior solutions. So we’re working hard to inspire future generations of women to pursue engineering and technology as a career.
Meet some of our pioneering women in engineering.
‘Engineering is an adventure in discovery, ability and responsibility.’
Maria Mirthala Rios
‘Smiths has a great culture of Inclusion and Diversity in all its businesses.’
Grey Kelly Beleño Calderon
Sales and Service Engineer
‘Women have the powerful tools and talents needed to progress engineering.’
Dr. Helen Bieker
‘Many of the problems facing society today are unprecedented and complex but engineers with a creative approach will find the solutions.’
Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
‘Engineering offers a rewarding career for anyone with creativity, attention to detail, patience and perseverance’
Project Engineer ANZ
‘We need more women in engineering to bring diversity of thought and, together, we can achieve great things.’
Abeer Al Wadai
‘A career in engineering has enabled me to continuously acquire problem-solving skills, a calm attitude and full sense of achievement.’
Wet Seal & System Engineering Manager
Find your future at Smiths
Whether you’re a graduate, student or career changer, we offer a variety of opportunities globally.
Our Early Careers programme is designed to help you to find your own path, stretch your boundaries and discover your true potential - in a friendly, inclusive environment that believes in opportunities and continuous learning for life.Register your interest
Develop your skills
Whatever your interests and talents, from the classroom to the boardroom you’ll be working with a variety of teams, gaining valuable hands-on experience of putting strategy into action and driving our business forward.
Learn and earn
Learn on the job and work with experienced people as you gain an industry-recognised qualification funded by Smiths.
Find your place
Find out what makes you unique. Join a dynamic and supportive team who are passionate about improving our world and the communities in which we operate. Meet new people, learn new skills and get involved. Get excited about your future, at Smiths.
Smiths careers at a glance
Things you may want to know before meeting us
Get answers to your questions about the culture and life at Smiths as well as what to expect during the recruitment process.
How do we make sure we remain dynamic, inclusive and focused on delivering results that create value for all our stakeholders, including you?
We are guided by the Smiths Leadership Behaviours, a framework for our culture which distinguishes Smiths for our people and our customers, and is why people choose to join Smiths and build their careers with us.
On top of driving our performance and enabling our growth strategy, our Behaviours anchor our Values - integrity, respect, ownership, customer focus and passion – which everyone in Smiths, in any role, lives every day, in every action and decision that we make.
Along with health, the safety of our colleagues is a priority for Smiths, and is overseen by our Vice President, Safety & Health in our Senior Leadership Team. You can read about our safety commitment and record here.
In FY2022, Smiths committed to ambitious net zero targets that align us with the UN’s critical global climate objectives and the ambition to limit global warming to 1.5°C. We will achieve this by delivering net zero emissions from our operations by 2040 and our value chain by 2050. Find out how we plan to achieve this here.
One of our recruiters will contact you directly if you have been selected for an interview.
The application process may take longer than expected but your recruiter will keep you updated throughout the process.
Every interview is a two-way conversation. We will ask you about your skills and experience, but we will also give you the opportunity to find out more about us and the role you’re applying for.
We suggest that you take the time to review our wider website before speaking to us, and, in particular, that you familiarise yourself with our Smiths Leadership Behaviours which describe the characteristics we look for, support and reward in our people.
I have a disability, illness or injury which requires an adjustment or support during the recruitment process. What should I do?
Please contact your recruiter to discuss anything we can do to support your application.
At Smiths, we understand that our success is driven by our people. That’s why we offer an attractive range of benefits which are continually benchmarked against leading organisations in our sector. These include:
- Pay and benefits
- We offer competitive compensation packages that include bonus payment opportunities, recognition programmes and saving for retirement, as well as deals and discounts on a wide range of products and services.
- Career development benefits
- We’re committed to helping our talented colleagues reach their full potential through a variety of training, learning and mentoring programmes. Our reward frameworks are well defined across the organisation to support professional development and career progress internally.
- Wellbeing support
- We offer free and confidential access to our Employee Assistance Programme which provides 24/7 wellbeing support and counselling. We also offer a range healthcare benefits such as private medical insurance and health cash plans, as well as financial benefits for our colleagues’ families in the event of an accident, disability or death in company service.
- Flexible leave entitlement
- We are proud of our record of retaining employees for many years and understand that everyone’s personal lives go through different stages at different times. We work hard to help colleagues maintain a happy work/life balance, with a range of leave entitlements including generous holiday allocation, volunteering leave, enhanced parental leave, sick leave, reserve military service and veteran leave.
We offer at least 16 weeks’ leave for primary caregivers in all markets globally. We also offer specific support for returning mums, with a dedicated Maternity Buddy programme.
We continually strive to create a workplace where all our colleagues feel safe and respected. Through our Diversity, Inclusion and Equality approach, we organise a programme of #IAmRemarkable workshops and support a range of employee-led affinity groups, including:
- Veteran Employee Resource Group
- Black Employee Network
- Pride Coalition
Our communities are important to us, and we know that colleagues find community outreach and support programmes an enjoyable and rewarding experience. We run an annual, whole-of-company community project day (Smiths Day), have a Global Volunteering Policy that offers every colleague one day of paid leave for volunteering activity, and run numerous employee-led fundraising activities.
Our Smiths Group Foundation is a charitable foundation that is focused on expanding access to Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths skills in the communities in which we operate, linked to our purpose of improving our world through smarter engineering.
Explore the opportunities currently available
Whether you’re starting your work adventure, exploring new opportunities or an experienced specialist seeking to expand your horizons, find out how you might progress your career at Smiths.Job search