Life at Smiths

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Smiths is a global family of around 14,600 colleagues in 50 countries working across four divisions. We create the future; collaborating, innovating and pushing boundaries to deliver innovative solutions for the world’s challenges.

We’re passionate about the positive difference we can make in the world, from medical devices that enhance lives, to security solutions and advanced components that keep the world moving safely and securely.

We are proud to be Smiths.

Proud to be Smiths

Our solutions touch the lives of millions of people every day. 

Hear about the role we play in the world, the markets we serve and the amazing capabilities of our products, from the colleagues who are helping Smiths become one of the world's leading technology companies.

Learning and Development
We're committed to employing talented people and enabling them to reach their full potential. We’ll work with you to help you be your best. And to achieve your career goals.

Our internal development programmes help you learn the business and build knowledge on key areas such as ethics, safety and unconscious bias. Our SES Academy offers a wide range of training and development opportunities.
Reward & Benefits
Our people are our sustainable source of competitive advantage. Their hard work and passion brings our business to life. We seek to reward colleagues for their contributions and enable them to share in our success.

We aim to offer competitive pay which reflects each person’s role, responsibilities and capabilities. Individual and company performance against our goals and objectives links pay to performance and enables colleagues to share in our success.

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Employee well-being

We recognise that in everyday life there are sometimes challenges that our people wrestle with, personal issues where they could benefit from being able to speak to professionals for support outside of work.

Our global THRIVE colleague well-being initiative, as well as offering support across a variety of areas, also provides free of charge, totally confidential access to a global Employee Assistance Programme. This brings practical information and counselling on a variety of topics (e.g. health, financial, marital, legal) any time of the day or night to all of our people, and those close to them, such as partners or family members, free of charge.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Smiths success depends on the diverse perspectives our teams bring to work every day. Our workplace respects, values and supports each individual for their diversity. By embracing our differences, we will attract, retain, and inspire a highly engaged workforce and be better prepared to outperform our competitors.

Guided by the Smiths Way and our core value of Respect, diversity and inclusion is not only the right thing to do, but necessary for our organisation to be more innovative, drive employee engagement and help our employees feel they belong at Smiths.

A better place to work
We know that engaged colleagues are more open to change and innovation, are more productive and effective, and are happier at work. 
We track our engagement progress twice a year in our My Say survey. It gives colleagues globally the opportunity to tell us where we're good, and where we can be better. This results in focused action plans to improve what it's like to work at Smiths for everyone.
Maternity Buddy programme
Our Maternity Buddy Programme is an initiative started at Smiths Detection and now available to all women across Smiths. This is designed to support women at an important stage in their personal lives and to help them feel supported.