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Hear from our people

At Tharsus, we invest in our people

We find, develop and support bright, keen people who want to develop the knowledge and skills that will enable them to progress their careers. By attracting and developing the best talent, we can deliver products that solve tough challenges and disrupt markets for our customers.

Our apprentices

We’re passionate about providing a great training and development programme for all our apprentices. We feel it’s important for them to get a wealth of experience from spending times in different areas, so they can really understand what it takes to design and manufacture products here at Tharsus.

Sophie Laidlaw is an apprentice engineer

Let’s meet Sophie. She’s an electro- mechanical apprentice and national winner of the Make UK Rising Star award.

I worked in various industries from retail, classic car restoration and property management before deciding I wanted a career in something that really interested me, so I started a level 3 qualification in engineering at college.

Having worked since leaving school at 18 – over 10 years ago – I knew that experience is worth more to a company than a diploma or degree. With an apprenticeship, I knew I would gain an equivalent qualification as well as two years of real-world experience at the same time.

While I was at college, I thought I’d like to be a technician on offshore wind turbines. The more I thought about this, the more I realised that the technology wasn’t changing. I wanted to do something cutting edge, so I turned towards robotics, automation and AI.

When I heard about the Tharsus Engineering Apprenticeship, I applied straight away.

There isn’t a typical work day. Every day is different. And this is what makes it great. There are always new challenges and solutions to discover.

Our graduates

Our graduates have opportunities to add real value to the projects they are involved in from day one. They work on high visibility projects that help them to improve their confidence and stretch themselves professionally.

When you join as a graduate you get exposure to different departments and disciplines across the business. The knowledge, skills and experience you gain can catapult your career. We provide you with the opportunities, its up to you what you do with them!

David Fairbairn, a graduate mathematician

Let’s meet David, who joined us as a graduate 

As a Mathematician at Tharsus, I am fortunate to be part of a team of dedicated and innovative individuals who are pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the field of robotics and automation.

I have the opportunity to collaborate with experts in various fields, from software development to mechanical engineering, and see the real-world application of my research. Working at Tharsus challenges me to think outside the box and produce creative solutions to complex problems. This is not only rewarding from a professional standpoint, but it also allows me to make a meaningful contribution to the advancement of technology.

I am proud to be part of a company that is at the forefront of innovation and dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and businesses through robotics and automation.

Our management development programme

Our Management Development Programme is designed to prepare and develop colleagues to be future leaders at Tharsus. Ensuring our People Managers know how to deliver an exceptional colleague experience is critical to our growth and the success of our people.

Mihaela is a manufacturing team leader

Let’s meet Lee, area manufacturing manager

I started my career at Tharsus as a manufacturing operator.  Over the past 5 years,  I’ve been fortunate that my career has advanced through four different positions to my current role of Area Manufacturing Manager.  The collaborative environment, strong career progression path, and fantastic mentoring has been key to my success.  Tharsus’ management development programme has really helped me become a better leader — and a better person.

Our colleague progression

At Tharsus, we hire people based on their values. And we are committed to continuing the professional development of our colleagues as they progress on their career paths. Let’s hear from our colleagues to find out how our professional development at Tharsus has helped them on their journeys.

Isabela is a senior quality engineer

Let’s meet Isabela, Head of Quality, Health, Safety and Environment

I joined Tharsus as a Quality Inspector and left to pursue a new role but returned because I missed the people, the culture, and the diverse and progressive environment.

Since I returned to Tharsus, I have had excellent mentoring, enabling me to develop my career. With Tharsus’ support, I have progressed to become Head of QHSE. In that time, Tharsus has evolved hugely as an organisation, both in terms of strategy and profit.

We all feel part of Tharsus’ growth and understand the role we play in supporting the business on its journey.

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