Johnson Matthey is a leading global speciality chemicals company. Science and technology are embedded in everything that it does. It has operations in over 30 countries and employs around 11,000 people. It was founded in 1817 to refine and develop products using precious metals – something it still does today. As well as creating precious metal containing products, it also recycles precious metals and manufactures many other high technology products and chemicals. So, how does Johnson Matthey affect you? If you have ever travelled in a car it is likely to have been fitted with a catalytic converter to reduce vehicle emissions. Johnson Matthey produces catalytic converters for around a third of all cars manufactured in the world. This product has huge environmental and health benefits for everyone through reducing pollution.
Its products aim to have a positive impact on society and the environment, values which are at the heart of Johnson Matthey’s operations. It creates catalysts which help to control pollution in oil refining processes. These catalysts speed up refining processes and help reduce the sulphur content of petrol, as sulphur is a major pollutant. It also produces tiny components in medical devices like pacemakers and cutting-edge technology such as technical ceramics. In addition, it produces the active ingredients for a variety of pharmaceuticals to benefit the healthcare industry.
Johnson Matthey operates in an industry driven by advancements in technology. To remain competitive the company needs a highly skilled workforce to establish new and more efficient ways of meeting the challenges faced by the industry. To be at the forefront of technological innovations the company requires people with skills in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) as well as skills in other areas. Johnson Matthey offers many highly rewarding career opportunities for people that share the company’s commitment to sustainability and the...