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SMD is a company founded on the belief that in a supportive and inclusive environment, our potential is truly limitless. Our rich history of world-firsts and pioneering approach to subsea engineering serves as a testament to this.

That’s why we are celebrating the diverse team that makes SMD so special this month.

From account managers to field engineers, SMD is the proud employer of over 200 staff in the North East of England, each of whom makes an invaluable contribution to our growing business. 

We passionately believe in supporting people from all backgrounds and education levels into technical roles and many of our team join us through our apprenticeship and graduate programmes.

Simon Prior did just that. Having joined as an apprentice in 2010, he was given the tools to thrive and now works as an Electrical Design Engineer. Speaking on his experience, he said: “The collaborative spirit at SMD is remarkable. Whenever challenges arise, our team unites, sharing ideas and expertise to craft optimal solutions. 

“SMD has not only given me the opportunity to learn and grow but also to contribute meaningfully to cutting-edge projects, making my journey here incredibly rewarding.”

HR manager, Julie Nicholson, has devoted herself to ensuring that our people-centric approach can be seen in all areas of the business. She said: “As a growing global brand, we see our achievements as a direct reflection of our engaging and caring culture – we couldn’t progress without the dedication of our people, and feel passionately that when you build long-lasting professional relationships, you enable people to reach their true potential.

“At SMD, we encourage everyone to question, challenge and experiment. Opportunities for continuous development are integral here; we strive not only to support our team on a personal level, but also with their professional advancements.”

In industries that never stand still, we are always looking to the future. If you’d like to play a part in the industry-leading developments unfolding right here in the North East, check out our current vacancies here. We hire a diverse range of talented and enthusiastic individuals and would love to hear from you.