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Restart@Smiths Programme

Location: Hemel Hempstead, Elstree, Slough, Dundee, Manchester

Start Date: November 2019

Programme: 12 week returnship (with potential to continue into a permanent role)

Closing date for applications: 31st August 2019

Applications are now closed

Are you considering a return to work after spending some time out of the workplace?

Are you looking for a role that will help your transition back to work?

Are you passionate, driven and ready to make your next move?

The Restart@Smiths returnship could be just what you’re looking for!


Restart@Smiths is all about welcoming talented people back to work after an extended career break of two years or more.

They are accepting applications from potential colleagues of all ages and backgrounds who took time off work for any reason.

Maybe you’ve been raising a family, caring for a friend or relative, spent time travelling or just taken time out.

About Smiths

At Smiths they enable modern life. Through their five global divisions they make the world safer, more efficient and better connected. Helping solve the world’s challenges. Innovating for their customers. Creating the future.

They are a UK-based, global FTSE 100 technology group that’s been at the heart of modern life for 160 years, pushing boundaries, driving progress and delivering excellence.

Smiths colleagues have curious minds. They look for responsibility and relish a challenge. They want to make the world safer, more efficient and better connected. And they help create the future. If this sounds like you then Restart@Smiths could be for you.

What they offer

Training and Support:

Restart@Smiths is a tailored programme aimed to help you regain experience and knowledge in your field of expertise. If accepted, you’d be assigned a dedicated mentor to guide you through your journey at Smiths.

Meaningful work experience:

You’ll be joining a global technology business, helping to create the future. From day one you will be assigned to a relevant role or a project in your area of expertise and supported throughout to reach your potential.

Diverse and Inclusive workplace:

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

Guided by the Smiths Way and their core value of Respect, diversity and inclusion is not only the right thing to do, but necessary for their organisation to be more innovative, customer focused and successful, and to be an ever-improving place to work for their colleagues.


Smiths recognises you may require flexibility to balance your life at home and at work, and they are happy to offer flexible working options to meet these needs.

Global Projects:

Their worldwide presence gives you the opportunity to collaborate with global as well as regional teams. You’ll build a network of like-minded colleagues and get exposure to multiple areas within the business.

What are the opportunities?

Restart@Smiths currently runs across three divisions within Smiths Group. Here’s a summary from each of the divisions involved with the opportunities available:

Smiths Detection:

They’re a global authority on the application, management and manufacture of world class detection and screening technology.

Every minute of every day, their detection and screening technology helps to protect people and infrastructure, making the world a safer place.

Their goal is simple – to provide the security, peace of mind and freedom of movement upon which the world depends.

They deliver the solutions needed to protect society from the threat and illegal passage of explosives, prohibitive weapons, contraband, toxic chemicals and narcotics

Smiths Detection is recruiting for:

John Crane:

For more than 100 years, their experience and technical expertise has helped keep global process industries ready to meet the ever-changing needs they face.

Their customers depend on John Crane to ensure their operations run efficiently and effectively.

Their team of experts use the latest technologies to maximize reliability, provide rapid response and develop innovations needed for mission-critical rotating equipment and challenging environments. Today. Tomorrow. Together.

John Crane is recruiting for:

Smiths Interconnect:

They are a leading provider of technically differentiated electronic components, subsystems, microwave and radio frequency products that connect, protect and control critical applications in the commercial aviation, defense, space, medical, rail, semiconductor test, wireless telecommunications, and industrial markets.

Smiths Interconnect is recruiting for:

To Apply:

If you are interested in applying, please submit your CV clearly stating how long your career break has been including any relevant details on the activities you undertook to maintain the skills relevant for this role (if applicable). You must be eligible to work in the UK. Apply here.

Closing date for applications: 31st August 2019

For any associated enquiries please send an email to nina.sirbu@smiths.com