Why Choose Olympus

Olympus is passionate about creating customer-driven solutions for the medical, life sciences, and industrial equipment industries. Our stated passion is to use our prize-winning high tech products to make life healthier, safer and more fulfilling for people around the world. The Group's head office is in Tokyo, and the headquarters for the region of Europe, the Middle East and Africa is based in Hamburg. In Europe alone, Olympus has a presence in about 30 countries.

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For over 100 years we've been making the impossible, possible and we're looking for extraordinary people to join us on this journey.

Olympus is a global market leader with a proud history or researching, inventing, manufacturing and selling ground breaking products. Since we launched the first microscope in Japan in 1920, we've grown to over 35,000 employees across four continents and currently hold 70 per cent of the global gastrointestinal endoscopic market share.

  • We're proud that together we make countless lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling
  • We're proud that we touch so many cultures and communities
  • We're proud of our rich history and are excited by the impact that each and every one of us will have on the future

Your impact helps shape our unique culture

Everything we do is based around out global core values. These put people - whether they are employees, surgeons or patients - at the heart of what we do and provide us with a common understanding of who we are and what we stand for. Our five core values are:

  • Integrity: Being trustworthy and acting in good faith
  • Empathy: Caring about all our stakeholders
  • Long Term View: Looking beyond the present to deliver future value
  • Agility: Challenging the status quo with open minds, focus and speed
  • Unity: Being strongest when we work together as a team
Hear more about why our people choose Olympus and the impact that we have on people's lives

Your impact helps your own growth and development

We view each and every one of our team as an individual. Every person brings something different to the region and we value the alternative thinking that these different perspectives bring to our team.

By treating everyone as individuals, we enable them to be themselves, thrive, grow, develop and meet their own career aspirations and this is done in a number of different ways. From helping people balance their work/life commitments with flexible working, to really understanding someone's individual goals, providing an environment that respects, cares and supports people empowers them to be their best - whatever they choose that to be.

Your impact is appreciated

Careers at Olympus are intense but incredibly rewarding. We strive for quality and excellence and in return, we offer a comprehensive rewards package. This includes a suite of benefits associated with a global employer. Alongside this, excellence is recognised through our annual awards programme, which celebrates the impact and achievements of our people.

For those based at or near our Southend sites, we also have two subsidised in-house restuarants, a shuttle bus linking to the main rail and bus routes, and an on-site nursery for 97 pre-school children.

Your impact drives our impact

We know we are only as good as our people, so making sure we have the right people on our team is key. We're part of the Good Recruitment Campaign (soon to be rebranded as the Good Recruitment Collective) which is a mark of the quality that symbolises our commitment to raising the bar and growing our team with people who share our passion and drive.

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