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.

Cost Engineer


  • Maintain material and labour details in the company Material Requirements Planning (MRP) system; Movex, and alter Bill of Materials (BOMs) accordingly
  • Check all new Items and BOM’s loaded onto the company MRP system are correct / update accordingly / cost roll and sign off
  • Check any altered BOMs to see if it has any implications on costs and selling prices
  • Ensure all items have material and labour costs associated with them and if not investigate
  • Calculate selling prices based on relevant costs
  • Maintain accurate price reports and investigate any price differences from previous report
  • Provide selling prices for Home Trade and Export markets, calculate specials based on information provided
  • Help maintain prices on the company’s various published pricelists (online and internal systems)
  • Check purchase prices and make alterations on company MRP system if necessary
  • Produce cost / selling price reports as and when requested
  • General office duties and support other cost office requirements as required


  • Provide pricing information as and when requested
  • Provide breakdown of costs when asked
  • Create estimated costs / selling prices based on drawings provided by the design office
  • Create BOMs and routings for components based on drawings provided by the design office
  • From time studies – update the company MRP system accordingly and also check part numbers similar and make changes accordingly
  • Check and update BOMs based on price recommendations from team leaders
  • Develop reports using the company’s reporting system - Qlikview
  • Recommend process improvements


  • Excellent numerical skills
  • Computer literate
  • Excellent Excel / Spreadsheet skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Logical / problem solving


  • Company will provide training and support in the use of the MRP system - Movex
  • Training will be provided for the company reporting system - Qlikview


  • Sales departments
  • Manufacturing and related departments
  • Design

Commissioning Engineer/Electricians - Posts in Redditch and Manchester


To provide on-site assistance for, and commissioning of Thorlux Lighting controls systems.


  • Liaise with customers to advise on installation, connection and basic fault finding on all Thorlux Lighting control systems.
  • To arrange site visits with relevant parties from contractors to end users, in order to enable timely and effective commissioning of all control systems or site rectification work.
  • To keep active records on all projects to enable generation of commissioning certificates upon satisfactory completion of the commissioning process. To then ensure all relevant invoicing is carried out.
  • To report back on all issues relating to product defect/performance issues, and to actively advise on improvements.
  • To assist with testing of control system site and customer returns and relevant paperwork.
  • To carry out any other task delegated to you by the Site Services & Contracts Manager, the Site Services Team Leader or the Senior Commissioning Engineer.

You must hold a valid, and up to date, 17th Edition certificate and ideally possess a CSCS and ECS card.

The role based UK wide, so, a car will be provided. There will be the requirement for occasional over nights stops which are fully expensed.

New Sales Role Opportunity - South East

Solite Europe Ltd


Solite Europe Ltd, a sister company of Thorlux Lighting, is a leading manufacturer and supplier of clean room lighting equipment and luminaires (Up to a rating of IP65) for laboratories, pharmaceutical areas, semi-conductor manufacturing areas, healthcare, kitchens and food preparation applications. Customers include many blue chip pharmaceutical companies worldwide. Solite Europe Ltd is a group member company of F W Thorpe Plc in the UK. 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].

We have strengthened our reputation as a company that can supply specialist lighting and clean-area products to the highest standards. Solite has shown significant growth over the last years, and this represents is an exciting opportunity to join our sales team and help Solite accelerate it’s growth plan.

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 UK market, primarily in the South East of England.
  • To achieve the set annual sales targets and relevant KPIs.
  • To support a network of specialist contractors, engineering consultants, end-users and industry specialist architects.
  • Help to cultivate a demand for our specialist products.
  • To be able to carry out lighting designs using Dialux/Relux/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.
  • To liaise with the necessary parties when local sales opportunities fall outside the UK.
  • To liaise with various departments within the Group, to ensure satisfactory customer support/backup.
  • To observe Health & Safety regulations and encourage others to do so.
  • To carry out any task delegated by Solite Management.
  • Willingness to travel off area to realise project opportunities and grow customer base to benefit Solite.


  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a technical lighting sales role within the specification and end user market.
  • Be able to set pricing levels and negotiate orders to maximise profitability.
  • Thorough knowledge of LED technology and a basic understanding of lighting controls would be preferred.
  • 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.
  • Be able to demonstrate capability to understand broader sector requirements.
  • Ability to deliver technical presentations tailored to the customer needs.
  • Provide unique technical solutions within the sector.
  • Experience in electrical installation will be advantageous but not essential.
  • High degree of self-motivation, independence and willingness to deliver a project from concept to delivery including high levels of customer service.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills are a must.

Salary and related benefits are commensurate with industry standards. Have we aroused your interest to be part of a dedicated team working in a niche area within the lighting industry? Then please send your CV to Andrew Marshall Sales Director, andy@solite-europe.com

IT Support Apprentice


Provide 1st line support to computer users within Thorlux, log / update helpdesk tickets & work closely with the IT team on infrastructure project work.


  • Provide first line support for all users.
  • Maintain a hardware inventory.
  • Maintain a professional presence to enhance the quality and reputation of both the department and the company.
  • Assist users in resolving any IT issues through guidance (telephone, email or in person).
  • Monitor any harmful attacks such as viruses & Spyware and take preventative steps where possible to minimise disruption.
  • Maintain adequate stock for printer consumables.
  • Generally undertake such duties deemed necessary by the IT Manager as and when appropriate.


  • GCSE ICT / IT course.
  • Computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • PC Hardware experience.
  • Confident.
  • Approachable.
  • Good communicator / telephone manor.
  • Have a general interest in IT.

Backend Web Developer

JOB TYPE: Permanent
EXPERIENCE LEVEL: Junior to Mid-Level
JOB TITLE: Backend Web Developer
LOCATION: Redditch, Worcestershire
SALARY: 20-25k dependent on experience


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

The candidate must have:

  • Solid understanding of object oriented programming (MVC)
  • Experience using AJAX and REST APIs
  • Experience developing with PHP and MySQL or similar technologies

The ideal candidate will also have:

  • Experience using MVC frameworks (e.g. Symfony)
  • Experience using Unix command line and Apache/Nginx
  • Knowledge of version control systems such as Mercurial or Git.
  • Knowledge of front-end technologies such as HTML5 and CSS for synergy with front-end developers.

University degree or equivalent qualification is desirable.

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

LGV Driver (Class 2)


To deliver the Company’s products to our customers/clients premises or sites across the UK, so some overnight stops will be required, this will be a range of Days/Overnight, Multi-drops, Palletised and handball deliveries.


  • Ensure daily vehicle checks are carried out and any defects reported.
  • Operate the vehicle within the UK transport legislation.
  • Maintain fuel, expenses and journey records.
  • Ensure that at all times the customers’ requirements are met.
  • Comply with the Company’s rules, procedures and vehicle management system.
  • Ensure that health and safety and BS5750 procedures are adhered to.


  • Full UK driving license
  • LGV Class 2 License
  • Driver’s CPC qualification
  • Excellent accuracy is required due to working with product codes


  • Previous multiple driving experience
  • Knowledge of Company products

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
B91 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)