Why work here

Who we are.

Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc is a company that has been driven by a clear purpose for over 130 years. Today, this purpose remains: to engineer a more efficient, safer and sustainable world, for everyone.

From small beginnings as a General Merchant business in London in 1888, we first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1959 and today, we are proud to be in the FTSE 100 index. We are a world-leading, multi-national industrial engineering Group of nearly 8,000 employees serving customers in 130 countries. Our business comprises three specialist engineering businesses each combining expert knowledge with industry-leading products. Our technologies play a critical role across a wide range of industries including food and beverage, pharmaceuticals and power generation. In fact, wherever you live in the world, we provide the engineered solutions that sit behind the production of many of the items people rely on every day.

We are focused on helping our customers to increase their operating efficiency, reduce their environmental impact and provide a safer world for everyone.


Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc

Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc is a world-leading thermal energy management and niche pumping group, comprising three specialist engineering businesses.

We help our customers improve their production efficiency, meet their environmental sustainability targets and improve the quality of their products.

Steam Specialties

Spirax-Sarco and Gestra are specialist providers of industrial and commercial steam systems which are used across a wide range of industries worldwide.

Our products and our people help customers to heat hospitals, produce food on an industrial scale and sterilise pharmaceutical equipment, to name just a few.

Electric-Thermal Solutions

Chromalox and Thermocoax provide electrical process heating and temperature management solutions, heat tracing and a range of component technologies to ensure more efficient industrial processes.

From power stations to paper manufacturers, from the pharmaceutical industry to semi-conductor manufacture, Chromalox and Thermocoax deliver efficient electrical thermal energy solutions that are reliable, consistent and high performing.

Watson Marlow Fluid Technologies Group


Watson-Marlow make peristaltic and niche pumps and associated fluid path technologies. These include pumps, tubing, specialty filling systems and products for single-use applications, all providing accurate, reliable and efficient fluid transfer.

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group is made up of 10 businesses. Together, they deliver fluid technology solutions to the biotechnology, food and beverage, chemical and environmental sectors.


Our Core Values of Safety, Excellence, Customer Focus, Integrity, Collaboration and Respect are the guiding principles that we use across the Group to underpin decision-making, guide our conduct and define our culture. By working together with these Values every day, we build a sustainable business that is more successful and a better place to work.


We have a long and proud history and have been serving customers for over 125 years!

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We believe that diversity of culture, gender, age, experience and expertise enhance our ability to operate effectively and ethically, whilst increasing the sustainability of our business. We are acutely aware that our business is more sustainable and therefore better able to drive value for all our stakeholders, if we can draw on a wealth of diverse experience.

We seek to increase diversity at all levels of the organisation. Our Diversity and Inclusion Policy outlines, amongst other things, our commitment to provide equality, fairness and respect for all employees, regardless of background.

Spirax-Sarco Engineering is absolutely committed to continuing our efforts to provide an inclusive, equal and diverse environment for everyone everywhere. We strive to create a supportive and understanding environment in which all individuals can realise their potential, regardless of differences.


Our people are our most valuable asset and our Safety value lives at the heart of everything we do. We proactively look after the wellbeing of our employees offering support in the moments that matter. Our global Employee Assistance Programme is available to our employees and members of their household 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in all of our global locations.

Community Engagement.

Wherever we operate we want to make life better for the people in our communities. We do this by making charitable donations, through employee volunteering, by sharing our resources and expertise, and supporting workplace-organised fundraising activities.

The primary focus for our activities is education, but we also seek to respond to local needs. This can involve anything from providing emergency relief following a natural disaster, to supporting healthcare provision, to cleaning up the local environment, or helping people back into work.

All of our employees globally are entitled to 3 paid volunteering days per year.


We are committed to giving all of our employees the environment, reward and support they need to make our difference in designing and developing products, services and solutions for a more efficient, safer and sustainable world.

We offer market competitive pay and company benefits in all of our locations as well as many other elements to support employee wellbeing, lifestyle choices and longer-term career development.