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 six lighting manufacturers based in the UK and Europe covering the areas of commercial, industrial, cleanroom, healthcare, education, retail & hospitality, road & tunnel and Emergency lighting. For further information please visit www.fwthorpe.co.uk.

Thorlux Lighting LLC is a group member company of F.W. Thorpe Plc in the UK. This operation was incorporated as a Joint Venture in United Arab Emirates in June 2014 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 the set annual sales targets and relevant KPIs.

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

  • Help to cultivate a demand for all seven of the FW Thorpe Group lighting companies, in the main for the Thorlux Lighting and Philip Payne products.

  • To be able to carry out lighting designs using Dialux/AutoCad as and when required to support your customers.

  • To ensure new products are fully introduced to all your target customer base.

  • To conduct relevant product training for your customer base.

  • To accurately maintain our CRM system holding out projects and customers database as required to ensure that the project/account status are always up to date.

  • To gain knowledge of customer requirements to feedback to the business, both in the UAE and UK.

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

  • To liaise with various departments within the Company, both UAE and UK bound 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.

  • Willingness to travel to the FW Thorpe factories based in the UK and Europe as required to carry out your role.


  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a technical lighting sales role within the specification market of the UAE or GCC is a must.

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

  • Be able to demonstrate a stable career within lighting.

  • Good to excellent capabilities in using lighting software’s such as AGi, Dialux or Relux.

  • Experience with industrial end users will be advantageous but not essential.

  • Engineering degree or similar qualification will be advantageous but not essential.

  • Experience in electrical installation will be advantageous but not essential.

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

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills are a must.

  • Fluency in technical English is required.

  • Must reside currently within the UAE, preferably Dubai.

  • Hold a current UAE driving license and valid passport.

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 Cathy Armstrong at recruitment@thorlux.co.uk.

Laboratory Technician


Perform testing to national and international standards, write reports for the performed tests, calibrate and maintain test equipment and perform other duties involved in working in a lighting testing laboratory. The laboratory technician will report directly to the laboratory team leader.


  • Liaise with Design, Technical and the electronics development departments, when required, to provide technical information about testing and testing results.

  • Write detailed test reports and continuously manage control of test documents and procedures.

  • Research methods for decreasing the time taken to write detailed test reports.

  • To continuously maintain and develop test equipment to meet requirements set by the relevant national and international product standards.

  • To calibrate laboratory equipment and production test benches to an acceptable standard and liaise with the quality assurance department.

  • To help maintain an organised and structured file system for laboratory documents.

  • To assist in the main functions of the department as follows:-
    • Test report writing
    • Test request management
    • Procedure management and development
    • Thermal testing
    • Electrical evaluation testing
    • Photometric testing and calibration
    • Integrating sphere testing
    • EMC testing
    • Impact testing
    • Water/ Jet and dust testing
    • Daily servicing of production test equipment
    • Fault finding and repair of production and test laboratory equipment

Junior Web Developer


An excellent opportunity for an ambitious individual to further their career in web development. You will be part of a small team within the Publicity department working on new and existing web projects for Thorlux and its sister companies within the F W Thorpe Plc Group.


Candidates must be able to demonstrate an extensive knowledge of the following technologies/skills:

  • PHP

  • MySQL

  • PHP Frameworks (Symfony/Laravel)

The ideal candidate will also have an understanding of the following technologies/skills:

  • HTML5

  • CSS

  • JavaScript/jQuery

  • AJAX


  • Linux/UNIX command line

  • Apache

  • Version control (Mercurial/Git)

  • Search engine optimisation

University degree or equivalent qualification is desirable.

This is a full time position and candidates will be office based in our headquarters in Redditch.

Trainee Lighting Design & Survey Engineer

As a result of our continuing growth a vacancy has arisen in our Lighting Design Department for a Trainee Lighting Design & Survey Engineer. This is an excellent opportunity to join a highly successful and long established manufacturer in an exciting and varied role.


You will actively support our Business Development team in a survey and design capacity within Thorlux Head Office at Redditch. You will be expected to survey existing lighting installations, provide new lighting design plans and assist the team in the preparation of payback and return on investment (ROI) proposals.

Main duties will consist of:

  • On-site lighting surveying – UK wide.

  • Lighting design for a wide variety of applications, both internal and external.

  • Production of 2D AutoCAD schematic drawings.

  • Planning of Thorlux innovative lighting and emergency lighting control systems.

  • Energy analysis and payback calculations.


5 GCSE’s at C grade or above which includes Maths and English

Experience with AutoCAD sought, but not essential as training will be provided.

Experience with Microsoft Office packages.

Have strong communication and presentation skills.

Self-motivated, but also happy to work as a part of a team.

Enjoy problem solving, have an ability to establish priorities and cope with pressure.

Be willing to travel and stay away from home on a regular basis.

A commitment to deliver a high class, customer focused and reliable service is paramount.

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 recruitment@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)