Why work at JM Davy?

When you develop your career with JM Davy, a rewarding future awaits. Learn more:


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Technical Excellence

JM Davy has a long history of technical and innovative excellence in process technologies. This has built our exceptional global reputation and today the JM Davy name is one of the most recognised and trusted in our field.

Our people develop, design and license advanced chemical processes and technologies. We constantly improve our current process portfolio in addition to developing the next generation of technologies to bring to market.

When you work at JM Davy, you become part of this ongoing process of excellence. To discover more about the processes and core technologies you could work on with us, explore our process and technology matrix.


Broader opportunities

Being part of JM Davy also means being part of our parent company Johnson Matthey Plc.

Founded in 1817, Johnson Matthey is a successful global FTSE 100 company and a leader in speciality chemicals with operations in over 30 countries and over 12,000 employees worldwide.

Working at JM Davy offers career opportunities not only within our organisation, but also in the wider Johnson Matthey world.

Big company, small company feel

A big company with a small company feel, Johnson Matthey culture means ability and innovation are valued, anyone from anywhere can progress and anyone with a good business case can realise their ideas.

As Johnson Matthey enters its third century, we have developed a ‘3C’ strategy based on the three powerful themes of Collaboration, Customer Focus and Creating Value. These themes drive the working culture at JM Davy, both on a day-to-day basis and in the longer-term.

Our people

At JM Davy, we offer our employees many challenges throughout their time at the company, which is why so many of our people have made lifelong careers with us. Indeed, a high percentage of our current management and technical specialists joined us as graduates.

This runs very much in accordance with the broader culture of Johnson Matthey, who always try to promote internally and encourage all employees to achieve their full career potential.

JM Davy – and more broadly Johnson Matthey as a whole – are proud of our low levels of labour turnover and the high degree of personal loyalty which our employees show to the company.

We also recognise, however, that in a dynamic economy not all people will want to stay with us forever. This is why we do our best to ensure that your time at JM Davy, with our excellent global reputation, will enhance your longer-term career.

Training & Development Opportunities

Graduate program

JM Davy understand the importance of nurturing our talent, and so we run a highly successful graduate training program to develop a strong pipeline of leaders for our company.

The fact that a high percentage of current JM Davy management and technical specialists have followed the program proves its success.


Some of the most important training comes from learning on the job. With most JM Davy clients based outside the UK, we ensure our people have opportunities to travel overseas and use their skills onsite at chemical plants to assist our clients.


JM Davy and Johnson Matthey offer a breadth of training opportunities with the world’s best engineering institutes, plus management training and development with top academic institutions.

To find out more, go to the Training and Development page on Johnson Matthey’s corporate site.

Employee Benefits

JM Davy offer employee benefits you would expect of a FTSE 100 company. These include:

  • Competitive salary.
  • Healthcare benefits.
  • Generous pension arrangements.