We tackle today’s hardest engineering problems across sensing, data collection and communications.

Our work requires the smartest minds and we are always on the lookout for people who are as excited as we are to provide leading-edge technology that empowers customers.

We offer an open environment that encourages the discussion of ideas and the independence to explore them fully. Push your boundaries and chart your own success at Plextek through our culture of trust, debate and support alongside a great benefits package.

Plextek people

Life at Plextek

Life and Culture

As many of our projects push the boundaries of engineering, we are often called upon for answers to tomorrow’s questions.

Based just south of Cambridge, we have easy road and rail routes to the vibrant city centre. Being in this picturesque setting, we understand the importance of stopping and taking in some of the fresh air.

Making use of easy access to several acres of parkland and nearby rural areas, we have regular cycling and running groups going out during the lunch period and free fresh fruit delivered daily. Unwind and have fun with a calendar of social events, ranging from innovation talks, hiking trips, BBQs, curry nights, dedicated family events and much more.

Develop and Grow

We want our people to do their best work and be in a space where they have the support and facilities to do just that. Innovation is at the heart of our business and we encourage and support all our staff in bringing forward ideas that will improve our ability to deliver better solutions.

We provide opportunities for professional development that you would struggle to match elsewhere. Our work covers almost every area imaginable so you won’t be working on just one project or in just one field but you will always be working on something new, and learning and developing fast.

Whatever your role, we believe in giving everyone considerable independence to develop and grow at their own pace with support on hand to progress your career further with in-house training and formal learning courses.

life at Plextek
Plextek people
Hilary Wentzell, Plextek

Hilary Wentzell


“Being classed a ’returner’ after an extended career break brings added apprehension to job-seeking, so one of the key qualities that I was looking for in an employer was an ability to show understanding and flexibility. Plextek listened and provided me with the support I needed. In return, I believe that I am now an integral part of the team. I certainly get great job satisfaction from working with the diversity of top quality people here and once again putting my experience to good use.”

Kieran Bhuiyan, Plextek

Kieran Bhuiyan


“Plextek offers an unusual experience in the electronics industry in that work is incredibly diverse. The nature of consulting means that clients come with all sorts of problems: from esoteric analogue and DSP, to whole system design and implementation, with clients being both commercial-based and public sector. The combination of these aspects creates a genuinely stimulating environment where you can explore a buffet electronics specialities.”

Elliot Langran, Plextek

Elliot Langran


“I first applied to Plextek as an apprentice over 5 years ago as the concept of working on so many unique, challenging and rewarding projects really stood out as something I would like to do. 5 years later and having successfully completed my apprenticeship and foundation degree I can only thank Plextek for the opportunities and full support they have given me throughout my progression.

The company has a wealth of experience which is perfect for more junior members of staff like myself. People take great pride in mentoring and training staff in their respective field and can always find time around busy project timescales.”

Gerard Smith, Plextek

Gerard Smith


“The joy of working at Plextek is the great variety of work and the opportunity to get involved with such a broad range of different technologies, markets and clients. There is always a new project round the corner that means you continue to learn and develop new skills. With so many knowledgeable engineers, designers and scientists within the team there is always support for the latest challenge.”

Polly Britton, Plextek

Polly Britton


“The engineers here have a lot of experience and knowledge that they are happy to share and I have benefitted a lot from them. At Plextek I have been offered many opportunities to learn new skills and take on more responsibility, and I am now a much better engineer than I was when I joined.”

David Soulsby Senior Consultant Plextek

David Soulsby

Senior Consultant

“Plextek provides me with a variety of work in terms of project length and diverse applications. I am able to build up knowledge in a particular area to in order to become the company expert on it, but also encouraged to broaden my knowledge and work on things outside of my core area to allow diversity of thinking.”