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We’re a family that support each other and believe that a career at SMD should always offer you a sense of belonging, job satisfaction and a quality work-life experience.

If you’re committed to teamwork, you will be welcomed for your individuality, supported by those around you, and empowered to make an impact.

Opportunities to grow

If you’re as dedicated to excellent performance as we are, we’ll give you the trust and autonomy to perform and supply you with the professional development opportunities to grow.

Recognize and reward

We’ll also recognize and reward you for your contribution, through our quarterly Reward and Recognition Awards, annual Star Awards, and Employee of the Year initiative.

Career development opportunities

  • We can tailor development paths, helping our people to achieve their own career goals and aspirations.
  • We support formal qualifications to help with career development (Chartership support towards formal qualifications).
  • We develop local talent, with an intake of Apprentices every 2 years.
  • We deliver continuous learning, mentoring and coaching; inviting schools/universities and colleges in to see what we do at SMD and talk to our people.
  • We offer a graduate programme which has been in place since 2011, and many graduates still work at SMD today.


Beyond a good salary, and a life of rewarding opportunities, our people enjoy benefits that help us all to live and work better and share a good quality of life.

  • A flexible, supportive & family friendly, people-focused culture
  • Staff training and professional development opportunities
  • Chartership support
  • Flexible and hybrid working options available.
  • Generous Pension
  • Range of optional salary sacrifice benefits.
  • Rewards and Discounts Scheme
  • Free on-site canteen and refreshments – where all staff enjoy breakfast and lunch together.

Your health and wellbeing

We encourage our people to take breaks during the day, and offer social spaces to provide everyone with an opportunity to interact and build lasting relationships that support our teamwork and a thriving culture. We run several wellbeing initiatives, so that you can access a range of benefits to help you thrive at work.

We have been awarded Gold for Better Health at work, and are working towards Investors in People accreditation. We offer Real Living Wage, SMD Private Health Insurance and SMD General Life Insurance. You will also have access to Health and Wellbeing apps giving you a range of services to help to detect, manage and prevent physical and mental health problems.

Supitcha's Story

Meet Supitcha, our bright Graduate Engineer at SMD! From building the SMD Atom ROV to diving into tests and trials, Supitcha embodies innovation and passion.

If you’re passionate about making a difference we’ll give you the opportunity to build a better future for yourself and deliver work that you’re proud of.

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