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Who we are

Smith & Nephew is a diversified advanced medical technology business that supports healthcare professionals in more than 100 countries to improve the quality of life for their patients.

So why should you join us?

We are pioneers with a purpose

Throughout the organisation, we work to extend access to advanced medical technologies, enabling better outcomes for patients globally. We’ve been doing this for over 150 years.

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We foster and embrace diversity of experience, background and ideas  

Our global diversity and inclusion programme is designed to highlight the value of bringing different ideas and perspectives in from our work and personal relationships.

When we recognize and appreciate these differences, they can help us better reflect the wide range of cultures, customers, and patients we serve, so we can better meet their needs and be a better business.

Read more about our Valuing Difference Programme

We do the right thing even when no one is watching

We are ethical and we lead by example, modelling our values and living by our Code of Conduct.

All employees receive our Code of Conduct and Business Principles when they join the Company, and renew their training and commitment to the Code on an annual basis.

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We view innovation as an essential skill

At Smith & Nephew, innovation is owned by all of us who question the status-quo, dare to propose new solutions and seek to be the best at what we do for the benefit of our customers.

We recognise that while only a few innovations will be truly disruptive, others will result in equally important incremental changes.

We care about each other's wellbeing and the sustainability of Smith & Nephew

We firmly believe that our people are our most important asset and we take active steps to ensure that each of our people is treated in the way that we would wish to be treated ourselves.

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We treat our Company’s resources and the world’s natural resources as if they were our own and we’re proud to have maintained our listing on a number of high profile and prestigious socially responsible investor and sustainability indices including the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI).

Read more about sustainability at Smith & Nephew

We recognise and reward high performance

To us, the how is as important as the what.

Our compensation philosophy centres on ‘paying for performance.’ This means compensating employees for sustained performance that helps to deliver timely and tangible results to drive the business forward.

Our Going the Extra Mile global employee recognition programme allows peers and managers to recognize employee contributions around our values.

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Where we operate

We have around 16,000 employees in more than 100 countries around the world.

Map of where we operate