Our people make us who we are

A career with Thomson offers you great opportunities for professional and personal development and the chance to achieve your potential in a strongly values-led business. Come and meet us at our Guildford HQ, Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds or Manchester offices.

Scientific and professional careers

We offer career opportunities in a range of environmental disciplines from graduate entry through to senior and principal consultants.

Other professional roles include geographic information system (GIS) specialists, landscape architects and project managers. At our Head Office in Guildford we also have fantastic HR, Operations, Heath and Safety, Finance, Sales and Marketing teams.

Selection decisions for employment, promotion, transfer and training are based on fair assessments of skills, experience, ability and competencies of individuals.

We are always keen to hear from exceptional people who can help us drive our business forwards. If that sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you.

Speculative Application

If there is currently no suitable position listed, we would still love to hear from you.

Please submit your CV here.

Professional development

In line with our values of excellence and support, we have an unrivalled professional development and learning programme, as well as a management development and leadership program.

We conduct quarterly performance reviews at which your career development and professional goals are discussed and planned for.

If you can show us that you have the relevant technical skills, commercial experience and, where relevant, team management skills, then we would like to talk to you.

“Something I love being involved with at Thomson is the development of new technology and innovative solutions for what we do. I have been able to get immersed with the company’s technology group which has been the starting point for many game-changing initiatives such as eDNA and the use of UAVs for ecology. This forward-thinking approach has been really exciting and when coupled with supportive and dedicated colleagues, it makes for a great place to work!”

Discover more. We have a strong team of dedicated marine taxonomists, with an international reputation.

Where we’re based

Our head office in Guildford is a spacious, modern building overlooking a lake and surrounded by trees in the picturesque Surrey Research Park. Guildford is well connected with easy access to London – Waterloo station can be reached by train in 35 minutes. We also have regional offices in central Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds and Manchester.


  • Competitive base salary
  • 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)
  • Stakeholder pension scheme
  • Company mobile phone and laptop (role dependent)
  • Professional membership fees paid
  • Training & development programmes
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Free car parking
  • Regular staff social events
  • Support for technical progression