Where could a career at Thorlux take you?

Thorlux employs approximately 400 people in its modern manufacturing facility in the Moons Moat area of Redditch, Worcestershire. We have excellent facilities including robotic wiring machine, fully automated punch and bend sheet metal line and in house powder coating. We have a long history and we genuinely care about our employees.

Project Sales Engineer, UAE


Since the foundation through Frederick William Thorpe in 1936, the F.W. Thorpe PLC Lighting Group continues to develop, manufacture and deliver high quality luminaires and lighting solutions. The Group consists of a diverse portfolio of seven UK lighting manufacturers covering the areas of commercial, industrial, cleanroom, healthcare, education, retail & hospitality, road & tunnel, heritage and Emergency lighting. For further information please visit www.fwthorpe.co.uk.

Thorlux Lighting LLC based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates is a new division of F.W. Thorpe PLC, created to strengthen our presence in the Middle East region. We are looking to strengthen our team with a dedicated employee in line with the following requirements:


  • To develop, implement and execute our marketing and sales strategy within the UAE market.

  • To achieve all issued annual sales targets and relevant KPIs.

  • To support a network of agents, contractors, end-users and, from time to time, engineering consultants, lighting designers, interior fit-out companies and architects.

  • Help to cultivate a demand for all seven of the FW Thorpe Group lighting companies.

  • To be able to support customers with basic lighting designs using Dialux/Relux/Autocad as and when required.

  • To ensure new products are fully introduced to all target customers.

  • To conduct relevant product training for our customer base.

  • To accurately maintain CRM project and customer database on a daily basis to ensure that the project/account statuses are always up to date.

  • To gain knowledge of customer requirements to feedback to the business.

  • To assist with the General Manager by having an active role in new product development within the business.

  • To liaise with the necessary all parties when local sales opportunities fall outside the UAE.

  • To liaise with various departments within the Company to ensure satisfactory customer support/backup.

  • To observe Health & Safety regulations and encourage others to do so.

  • To carry out any task delegated by the General Manager - UAE.


  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a technical and commercial sales role, heavily involved in lighting products.

  • Engineering degree or similar qualification is a preference.

  • Experience in electrical installation is a preference.

  • Thorough knowledge of LED technology and at least a basic understanding of lighting controls is a must.

  • High degree of self-motivation, independence and willingness to travel.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills are a must.

  • Fluency in English is a must and Arabic language is a preference.

  • Must reside currently within the UAE. Abu Dhabi residents are a preference.

Salary and related benefits are commensurate with industry standards.

Have we aroused your interest to be part of a dedicated, global team? Then please send your CV in English, to Mrs Julie Laman at julie.laman@thorlux.co.uk for the attention of Mr Richard Chaplin.

Trainee Sales Office Administrator


To provide administration services for Sales Office personnel to ensure customer contact both verbal and written is carried out speedily, accurately and professionally.


  • To operate the sales office switchboard and assist in operating the reception switchboard.

  • To check voice-mail messages received overnight on the Post Room telephone.

  • To issue quotations and up-date records on the CRM system.

  • To maintain the files of all correspondence handled by the Sales Office both current and historical.

  • To provide a speedy distribution of catalogues to customers and company representatives.

  • To distribute incoming and collate out going post and faxes.

  • To observe company Health and Safety regulations and encourage others to do so.

  • To ensure that equipment is properly used and maintained.

  • To carry out any task delegated by the Sales Office Manager or the Sales Correspondent Team Leader.


  • GCSE English and Maths at Grade C or above

  • The ability to work accurately, prioritise and remain calm under pressure

  • The ability to communicate with people at all levels and have good telephone skills

  • Basic computer skills, especially with Word for Windows and Excel


  • Previous switchboard experience

  • Already worked in a Sales Office environment

Lighting Sales Trainee Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire


Designer, manufacturer and supplier of professional lighting systems since 1936. The Thorlux range of luminaires is designed, manufactured and distributed by Thorlux Lighting, a division of the F.W. Thorpe Plc group. Thorlux luminaires have been manufactured continuously since 1936, the year Frederick William Thorpe founded the company. The Company now operates from the Group’s modern 16,882 square metre self-contained factory in Redditch, Worcestershire. Thorlux is well known throughout the world and provides a comprehensive range of professional lighting and control systems for architectural, commercial, floodlighting, industrial, hazardous area and tunnel applications.


Reporting to the Area Manager, the role will entail learning about the industry, company and sales function within the UK salesforce.This will lead to a role as a sales person within Area 06 (Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, and Oxfordshire)


  • To learn about lighting engineering and design and be able to design using lighting software

  • To assist the Area Manager in lighting design,quotations,project management

  • Execute the sales and marketing plan with the targeted customers (end users, consultants and contractors)

  • Develop business opportunities by selling the company’s lighting products, designing lighting schemes and providing quotations using the CRM system.

  • Update and maintain accurate customer and project details within the CRM system.

  • Plan and travel efficiently and in a timely manner visiting the target customer base

  • To achieve sales targets and KPIs

  • To ensure new products are successfully introduced to target customers

  • To gain knowledge of customer requirements and feedback to the business

  • To carry out any task directed by the Area Manager


  • Minimum of 5 GCSE at Grade C or above including Maths and English

  • Clean and full driving licence

  • Accurate and efficient IT skills in excel,word,outlook

  • Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels within an organisation

  • Ability to prioritise and work accurately and calmly under pressure.

  • Tenacity, ambition, drive, self-motivation, independence and willing to travel

  • Aptitude and attitude to learn technical detail about lighting


  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a technical and commercial sales role in a related industry

  • Educational qualifications at or above A level preferably of a technical nature

  • Experience of electrical installation

  • Currently lives within 20 miles radius of Aylesbury


  • Starting from £22k dependent upon experience

  • Company car (fully expensed for business)

  • IT package

  • Contributory pension scheme

  • Training both in house and external courses

  • Potential to develop within an well-established lighting manufacturer

Please submit your CV to chris.morley@thorlux.co.uk

Advanced Apprenticeships

Our Gold Advanced Apprenticeship is offered in partnership with Midland Group Training Services (MGTS). The Engineering Apprenticeship is a 4 year programme, ending with a HNC and the possibility to further advance to Degree level (part time study). Successful candidates will spend Year 1 based at the MGTS Training Centre in Redditch studying basic engineering. Years 2 and 3 will be spent at Thorlux, performing a ‘milk round’ of the company visiting all departments to gain an understanding of how the company works and interacts. Year 4 will be objective training in a specific department that suits both the needs of the company and the engineers.


  • Computer literate

  • Effective communication skills – verbal & written

  • Willing to listen and learn


  • Positive attitude

  • Self-motivated

  • Punctual

  • Willing to learn new skills and adapt


  • GCSEs in Maths, English and Science at grade A-C (9-5) or equivalent

  • It would be helpful to have similar in engineering type subjects also e.g. Resistant Materials etc


Dependent on dedication and ability (results) we offer the chance to continue part time study to degree level - company sponsored.

Commencement date: September 2017

How to Apply

If you are interested in any of the above positions you have three options:

  1. Contact Julie Laman (Group Personnel Manager) on +44 (0)1527 583200 for an application form
  2. Complete the Microsoft Word version of the application form on your computer and return by e-mail to julie.laman@thorlux.co.uk
  3. Print off and fill out the PDF version using a blue or black pen and return by post to the below address

Julie Laman (Group Personnel Manager)
Thorlux Lighting
Merse Road
North Moons Moat
B98 9HH
United Kingdom

You may include a CV if you wish but only submissions including the F.W. Thorpe Plc application form can be accepted.

(Need help? Please view the instructions for completing in Word Version)