Life at Luxfer

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Our vision is to be the global partner of choice in the supply of high performance magnesium and zirconium materials.

We can only achieve this with our people; the people who work with us; the people who are Luxfer. We believe everyone here can make a difference and our success is linked to the performance of our people.

We are big enough to be a global leader in what we do, yet we are lucky enough to have an environment small enough to feel like family.

By hiring the best talent, working in an innovative environment whilst providing the best tools for our people to get the job done and giving everyone the chance to share in our success, we have found a sustainable way to grow and reap the rewards in a challenging market.

This is life at Luxfer.

Why us?

Luxfer MEL Technologies is a world leader in the development, manufacture and supply of magnesium and zirconium based products and services. Here, you will have the chance to work with some of the finest professional minded people and will have the support and training to develop yourself to the highest levels within a world leading company, contributing to our continued growth and success.

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Our Values

Our values are our guiding principles, which focus on us working collaboratively to raise the bar. They shape our culture and define who we are, the way we do business and what we believe.

When we apply them to what we do, they are what makes us special and help guide us in the ongoing success of how we do things.

Customer First

We make it easy to do business with Luxfer, and we continually strive to exceed customer expectations and be the partner of choice.

We actively listen to our customers and learn what they expect from us.

We deliver on all our commitments.

We partner with our customers, building strong relationships and providing innovative solutions that help them succeed.

We constantly focus on improving our service, product quality and customer satisfaction.

Integrity is not a choice

We deal ethically and honestly with our customers, business partners, shareholders, communities and Luxfer colleagues.

We do what is right, complying with laws and regulations in the many regions we serve and demonstrate the highest ethical standards in all our dealings.

We treat others fairly and communicate openly, candidly and respectfully.

We put safety first in our workplaces and in every product we make.

We are an environmentally responsible company.

Accountability starts with me

We embrace opportunities, rise above circumstances, accept responsibility for our actions—and deliver agreed results.

We demonstrate a can-do attitude and see “doing the job” and “delivering agreed results” as one and the same.

We are crystal clear about what our roles and responsibilities mean for our organization.

We understand how our individual objectives align with business goals and we do what we say – because accountability starts with each of us.

We persevere in the face of challenges and setbacks, responding with resilience and renewed commitment to get the job done right.

Innovation to drive competitive advantage

We continuously improve, embracing new ideas, taking calculated risks, creating better ways of working and developing new products and services that ensure our future success and growth.

We pay close attention to markets we serve, identifying emerging trends and anticipating changes to stay ahead of competitors.

We regularly review and improve our existing products and services.

We not only develop valuable new products, we also create new applications.

We are agile and adaptable, changing rapidly whenever necessary.

Personal Development is critical for attracting the best talent

We value personal talent and potential, and we invest in our people, maximizing opportunities for individual development.

We encourage each employee to take responsibility for professional growth.

We continually improve our existing skills and learn new ones.

We regularly review and reward personal performance that benefits both our customers and our business.

We learn from our successes and failures, and we regularly accept and give constructive feedback.

Teams with best results are engaging and non-hierarchical

We work together effectively in teams to achieve our common goals in ways that benefit our customers, local operations and global business.

We listen to and learn from each other, respecting diverse perspectives and experiences.

We cooperate and collaborate with each other to create clear plans that we execute successfully together.

We help each other, providing feedback, coaching and encouragement as we succeed both individually and collectively.

We take pride in being Luxfer employees and we regularly recognize each other’s accomplishments.

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Training and Development

Our world and our technology doesn’t stand still, so why should you? We fully encourage everyone here to push boundaries to grow and learn at work and we provide the tools and goals our people need to unlock their true potential.

Working here, you will be surrounded by the best people in the market, who can teach you new things and help you be at your best.

We provide bespoke inductions and continuous training to all our people. Whether the training you need is on the job, inhouse, professional or further educational studies, our mission is to ensure everyone here is enabled to make an impact.

What it’s like at Luxfer

Don’t just take our word for it! Hear what people have to say about their life at Luxfer MEL Technologies below.

I was attracted initially by the well-structured and competitive higher Apprenticeship Programme and after visiting the site for interviews was charmed by the people and the vast variety of work I would undertake. I joined in September 2017 to study Materials Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University.

My favourite part of my job is the development work and testing samples that I made myself. I love learning on the job and working with such friendly, helpful people. It has been a fantastic experience starting with another Apprentice, as it allows us to support each other through university and our personal development at work.

Upon finishing my BEng degree I hope to work in alloy development and continue with technical support in a growth sector that I have enjoyed most from my rotations.

Sian Odell
Materials Science Apprentice
Research and Development

I commenced my career here in 2014 as a Mechanical Engineering Apprentice. The company have been so supportive throughout my career to date. I have also been encouraged to complete other training to benefit my department and my personal development. I am now fully qualified and my role involves working on machining, programming and testing of our products to ensure they meet customer specifications.

The environment here is a fast growing and friendly place to be. I really enjoy being part of an innovative company and knowing that I have had an input to our mission and our products; which are used in a variety of industries such as aerospace, automotive, life-changing medical implants and oil drilling equipment.

Kian Ghanian
Production Operative

Starting as an Apprentice in 2017, I was attracted to the role because of variety of sectors and projects the company is involved with. Coming from a BTEC background, I wanted to further my education but I also wanted to “learn on the job” to get an understanding on how the theoretical aspects link with the physical side. I started at the same time as another Apprentice; we study the same course at Sheffield Hallam and have similar rotations at work. Because of this, we are able to support each other immensely through our career here.

There are many aspects of working here that I love. The people that work here are all fantastic to work with. Everyone is willing to help or will point you in the right direction for further support.

I believe that Luxfer MEL Technologies has so much to offer. My practical knowledge of Materials Engineering has increased dramatically and I have met people with great amounts of experiences that are very willing to help with any questions I might have. I enjoy every single minute of working here.

Charles Jones
Materials Engineering Apprentice
Research and Development

I was looking for an Apprenticeship that would give me some practical experience alongside my degree. As part of my role, I am studying Materials Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University and I think that the course really compliments the work that I do. I have had the opportunity to work on a variety of different projects and tasks. I would like to further my education and continue to work within the Technical Department on new product development. The best part of working at Luxfer is the culture. Everyone is very friendly and always willing to help. There is a great variety of work and no one day is the same.

Joe Hodge
Materials Engineering Apprentice
Research and Development

I joined Luxfer in 2018, joining the Apprenticeship Programme, studying a part-time degree at Sheffield Hallam University in Materials Engineering. Luxfer offers you the chance to learn whilst working and gain invaluable skills – all whilst being paid. You get the choice to create your own path to what suits your skills and what you enjoy. Personal Development is a core value here and this means you will always have the opportunity to push yourself and learn new things every day. After the Apprenticeship Programme I want to continue working here as the job and people are amazing.

Amy Elliott
Materials Engineering Apprentice
Research and Development

I completed a Year In Industry placement in 2009 and was lucky enough to be taken on full time after graduating. Since then, I have worked with a series of different processes and technologies to generate a wide range of products. The most rewarding part of my role is having the opportunity to speak to technical people in Europe, USA or Asia and discuss how best our products can work in their applications.

Will Wiseman
Senior Chemist
Research and Development

I really enjoy working here because you aren’t just a number. Everybody is valued and appreciated and there is a real sense of team spirit. Everybody is also encouraged to get involved and submit their ideas and the company are really invested in personal development so there are fantastic apprenticeship opportunities to learn while working.

Gabby Horan
Materials Science Apprentice
Research and Development

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