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At EFFECT Photonics, we are a group of young and ambitious people who share the same passion for cutting-edge photonics technologies. Find out more what life is like here.

Working at EFFECT Photonics ensures you are uniquely challenged to push forward our technologies while working within a nurturing environment with support from your supervisors and colleagues.

You will be working with a welcoming group of technical and commercial people from different countries who are experts in their field. You will learn from them and they will learn from you.

As a company, we challenge and support you to develop both personally and professionally, becoming an expert in your field.

As a company, we challenge and support you to develop both personally and professionally. At EFFECT Photonics, we embrace a hands-on mentality that encourages you to take the initiative, take ownership of your work and deliver and move forward.

Mirte
Maier  

Office Manager,
Dutch

Ioannis
Lazarou  

Product Engineer,
Greek

Giordano
Mariani  

RF Test Engineer,
Italian

John
Powell  

Operations Planner &
Customer Scheduler,
British

Eniko
Kadar  

Quality and Deliverability,
Hungarian

Paul
Harrison  

Operations Manager,
British

Emil
Kleijn 

Chip Engineering Manager,
Dutch

Deborah
Finn  

Production Operator,
British

“Our team members are the most amazing people we have ever met. Their talent and passion drives our success and their loyalty is what defines us and makes the difference.”

Karin Bussemaker
HR-Manager at EFFECT Photonics

Karin Bussemaker HR-Manager at EFFECT Photonics

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Deborah
Finn

Production Operator
British

“If you want to work in a friendly environment in an up and coming company with a fantastic view, then apply now”

What is the most interesting aspect of working at EFFECT Photonics? And what about your job specifically?

I resigned from a large corporate company to join EFFECT Photonics (EP) as I saw the vacancy advertised and it sounded both challenging and exciting. My employment had become very monotonous with little prospects. I liked the sound of a new company in the Bay of Brixham that had new ideas and could possibly provide the Challenge I was looking for.  My interview was comprehensive,  and encouraging and I felt I wanted to be part of the challenges they faced getting a new innovative product to market. I have been employed at EP for 6 months and since joining we have welcomed many new employees in various departments all of which I consider have fitted in well with the current teams. I have found since joining that EP the regular updates and meetings cover all aspects of the business and people who work in those areas, so you feel more involved within the company and are aware if its desires and goals for the future. These communications are a great way to develop my role and integrate with other departments around me. I have been exposed to many different assignments and departments which I have enjoyed. My fellow colleagues are all willing to share their experiences and skills with me which I find very different from my previous employment experiences.  My current role in production is at the beginning of the process I get to see the bare bones of the product and build the first section, passing the product on and witnessing the transformation as it develops into a product that will go to market.  

What advice would you give to someone who is planning to apply at EFFECT Photonics?

If you want to work in a friendly environment in an up and coming company with a fantastic view then apply now. I have been employed in similar industries in the immediate area and find EFFECT Photonics to be the most welcoming, informative and encouraging company and I would recommend this particular company to friends and family.

Even if you feel your skills do not match the industry it is worth applying as we are growing rapidly, and many new opportunities are opening.

This is the ideal company to work with many different cultures, varieties of interests and creative individuals. EP are very open and  will consider new ideas whoever or wherever they come from. You never feel under valued and I feel it was definitely the right move for me. I would recommend EFFECT Photonics to anyone who would like to take charge of their future career and develop new skills and think outside the confines of your role.

Describe in 3 words what your job is all about.

Assembling Innovative Devices.

This is a revolutionary product that will change the way we communicate and interact on a business and personal level, and I am proud to be part of this technology.  Each day is different with different challenges that require a flexible approach and open mind. I feel my ability to change direction and go with flow is an advantage.

What is your biggest highlight of working here so far?

It was hearing that world leading companies in our technological arena have heard of EFFECT Photonics and recognise our products and technology that I found exciting. It is a wonderful feeling to be recognised as a valued member of a team, to work together to overcome the obstacles on the way and arrive at a joint solution. One of the highlights of working for EP is the friendly environment, to be able to mix with your colleagues and have lunch together is great.  Small things like sharing a free birthday breakfast and social activities outside of work with your colleagues, managers and directors is wonderful. I still cannot get my head around the fact that the CEO or VP would just stop you for a general chat and want to know more about their production staff, I have never known this before and feel this is really good and encouraging. I feel able to ask any question or approach any subject with any of my peers.

I find this environment unique and look forward to many more years ahead working with such a progressive company.

Emil
Kleijn

Chip Engineering Manager
Dutch

“We grew together with EFFECT Photonics, I started as an engineer and I got promoted to engineering manager of a group of 12 people”

What is the most interesting aspect of working at EFFECT Photonics? And what about your job specifically?

My motivation to come to EFFECT Photonics was to shift from an academic to a business environment. At a company you can focus as a team on a single objective. Instead of being scattered over multiple research areas, all people at EFFECT Photonics focus on a single project and goal. Coming from a PhD where I was the only Dutch candidate, managing a multi-cultural team is no big change for me. I do operate from a Dutch perspective, my team gets the impression that Dutch companies are fairly flat. Although there is a formal management hierarchy, the work environment is very open and friendly. I try to be as approachable as possible. Decisions are the result of discussions with the team and weighing that against other business requirements. As a manager, I can lean on a strong technical background to be able to make correct decisions and guide the team to the best approaches. As my team is quite big, members are expected to be quite independent. This creates a lot of independence within people’s roles.

What advice would you give to someone who is planning to apply at EFFECT Photonics?

What me and my team do, is central to the company. It is a nice position to be in. It means we have a lot of interaction and dependency. Because of this central role, expectations are high and there is pressure to get good results. We deal with this by working very precisely and thoroughly preparing any designs we send out for manufacture. I feel that there is a very solution-focused environment here at EFFECT Photonics, where taking initiative is rewarded. I’d say join us if you want to be a part of a team developing high-tech solutions for the telecommunications industry.

Describe in 3 words what your job is all about.

Challenges, learning, advancement

I joined EFFECT Photonics during its early beginnings in 2014. I had just finished my PhD and was looking for work. I knew the co-founders of the company via the Technical University of Eindhoven and I was able to help them out with some odd jobs here and there. My role initially was very undefined as the company was in its early stages. When the company got its first round of funding, I was brought on for a full-time position. I really grew with the company, initially as an engineer and then I became an engineering manager, where I came to lead an ever-expanding team. I still love the engineering work itself, but managing a team of people is also very rewarding. EFFECT Photonics is a very high-tech environment, there is always a lot of cool stuff going on. Few companies do what we are doing. We are really trying to bring about lower cost solutions, which does come with engineering challenges. We have a very skilled and talented team, and I have full confidence that we will solve these challenges.

What is your biggest highlight of working here so far?

I think for me it is seeing the level of commitment from the team. Every one is prepared to go the extra mile in order to get good results. Additionally, there is a lot of excitement here, there is a buzz when you get new results. The wafer has only been in the office for an hour and you already get messages from colleagues eagerly waiting for the results. It’s this buzz that is a real highlight for me.

Eniko
Kadar

Quality and Reliability
Hungarian

“If you want to work with technologies that can potentially change everyone’s lives. Then this is the place to be.”

 

What is the most interesting aspect of working at EFFECT Photonics? And what about your job specifically?

I was initially hired on trial basis to support the Quality and Reliability team in the UK and I really enjoyed what I did. My background is in biology, but I have a lot of experience with hypothesis testing, experimental design and microscopy. One day, I came across some marketing material with microscopic images when I was working for another company in the same building with EFFECT Photonics in Brixham. In a coffee room conversation with someone at EFFECT Photonics it came up that I was familiar with creating such imagery. I was then introduced to more people within the company. At that time, I was hired at a try-and-see stage, then I was given more and more responsibilities. I feel like a typical example of someone they saw potential in, grasp every opportunity to learn and grow and made a success out of. It is now the end of my third year at EFFECT Photonics, with many more to come.

A great aspect about working here is that the feedback on our experimental results is instantly applied in production. After a failure analysis for example, we share the results with the design team, and they make changes accordingly right away. This makes it a very dynamic workplace, there is a lot of teamwork and interaction, as well as multidisciplinary work. We have all ages represented here and there is very good working atmosphere with a very high work ethic. We are very serious about achieving the company’s goals, but it is also good fun to work with everybody. I really enjoy coming here for the people, it is a very pleasant working atmosphere. Having had an international career for over 20 years, I was already used to international working environments. Settling here in Brixham has been a very pleasant experience. This location is very unique, you can’t get a better place. Most importantly, the company is very accommodating to all employee’s different needs and we all are involved directly or indirectly in making decisions.

What advice would you give to someone who is planning to apply at EFFECT Photonics?

If someone wants to be working on a technology that has the potential to change everyone’s lives, this is the place to be. The person must be resilient and open to some repetitive work in the Quality and Reliability teams, as well as being able to immediately adjust to change. Everyday plans and products can change. So, you must be flexible, systematic, and attention to detail is very important. The best aspect is when someone asks you about your job and you start talking about it, the room goes silent, because everyone is fascinated. New challenges drive you every day, which makes my daily tasks very rewarding. If you would like to work on problem solving these high-speed digital signal processing technologies, this is the best place to be.

Describe in 3 words what your job is all about.

Test, analyse and feedback.

I am in charge of quality and reliability. We test the product, analyse results, and provide feedback to the design team. I say we, because we are a team. I do mostly the hands-on running of the lab, making sure everything is operated in accordance to expectations. It is very interesting because every day is different, you do not get bored. It is immediate application from scientific theory to production of the modules for customers. This is what makes EFFECT Photonics very unique, you actually see the theory applied into practice every day.

What is your biggest highlight of working here so far?

I am not normally a fan of organised social events. But here at EFFECT Photonics they feel effortlessly social and a lot of fun, not at all overly corporate. This for me stood out as a great way to know my colleagues better.

Giordano
Mariani

RF Test Engineer
Italian

“From the moment I was hired, EFFECT Photonics considered me as an expert. They trusted me and they made me feel appreciated”

 

What is the most interesting aspect of working at EFFECT Photonics? And what about your job specifically?

As soon as I got the job offer, the best thing for me was that I was able to continue with what I was working on with my thesis at the Technical University of Eindhoven. The theory I was studying I continued applying here, from an electronic engineering point of view. At university I was testing similar modules to the ones here at EFFECT Photonics. I was very interested in the idea of one single integrated chip. If you want to achieve low cost, effective solutions this is the way to go. It is not easy and there are lots of challenges to overcome, but we are heading in the right direction. I am involved in the testing the chips and the modules; I cover almost all areas. In the last few months I started doing some design to assist the other teams, this is also been very interesting. I like how my role has evolved over time, but still with a connection with a testing environment. The knowledge I have with testing, helps with designing.

What advice would you give to someone who is planning to apply at EFFECT Photonics?

I think that it is best to start your role here with testing, it is fun to try out and get a feeling with the technologies. With this feeling you can then move onto designing. It is good to get an impression of how the devices work. I had some talks with my colleagues, and I expressed an interest in designing, and they were more than happy to assign me to a design project. The most important part is being able to oversee processes and being able to talk with other colleagues depending on their knowledge base. The level of knowledge transfer within my team is good, if I have a problem with lasers for example, I know exactly who to approach. For me, this was a good opportunity especially for my first job. I personally came first to Eindhoven on an Erasmus exchange my thesis. The transition to a job here for me was my transition to becoming a professional. The best tip I would say is to reach out to people, on social media for example to try and get help with planning and tips to move here. Eindhoven is expanding, so the living situation is definitely improving. I heard about EFFECT photonics via a friend on LinkedIn, I was then able to contact people familiar with the company and I was immediately convinced. You have to be able to coexist in multicultural environment, one thing about being in a start-up is that as soon as you are hired you are considered an expert. For example, if you are involved with RF testing, if there is an issue they will come to you for advice, regardless of experience. It can be scary at the beginning, if you feel the pressure. But knowing you feel valued is very rewarding.

Describe in 3 words what your job is all about.

Testing, connecting, sharing

Within my role, I feel like I am a bridge between electronics and photonics. I have more of an electronics background and some others in the office have a more of a photonics background. Therefore we can share knowledge, and I feel that I connect these two fields. The transfer of knowledge is very important, we have yearly meetings regarding this. The meetings are very interesting, and everyone presents what they have been doing and it is great to see updates in what everyone has been working on. I think it is very beneficial for the company, there is continuous learning and sharing within the technical teams.

What is your biggest highlight of working here so far?

From the work point of view, the shift from testing to design is key for me. What I really like from the company point of view are the social activities. They are really nice experiences and an occasion to meet everyone within the company.

Ioannis
Lazarou

Product Engineer
Greek

“I consider myself as a guardian of the product, my work has an impact on the whole organisation

What is the most interesting aspect of working at EFFECT Photonics? And what about your job specifically?

I joined EFFECT Photonics in 2018 as a product engineer of EFFECT Photonics’ SFP+ product line. One of the most critical responsibilities is to qualify the modules against customer, engineering and manufacturing requirements. Part of my job is not only to define the quality and performance standards that must be met, but also to guarantee that our product complies with telecommunication, manufacturing and performance standards.

Due to the nature of my role, I have a lot of responsibility to constantly give feedback and propose solutions to other departments before the products are shipped to customers. Sometimes, this high-level of responsibility might be stressful but it is certainly productive. I really enjoy collaborating with my colleagues from different development departments and learn new things that were possibly not in the scope of your knowledge. By developing yourself constantly and acquiring a holistic overview of the product can easily provide you a career path towards a technical architect or even a technical manager. This is what I really enjoy in my current role as a product engineer at EFFECT Photonics.

I really like working at EFFECT Photonics and I consider myself as a guardian of the product, my work has an impact on the whole organisation. I feel free to express my own interests and opinion and my voice is heard. EFFECT Photonics is one of the few companies that are active in the development of optical transceiver solutions in Europe and if you love photonics as much I do, semiconductors or high speed telecommunications in general, EFFECT Photonics is the place for you to work and grow.

What advice would you give to someone who is planning to apply at EFFECT Photonics?

My advice for other internationals looking to pursue a career at EFFECT Photonics would be to just to go for it. I don’t think that you will find another company that ensures a smooth transition to a new environment, especially when you come from a research environment as I did. If you for example, love photonics or telecommunications, this is a good place to start and grow very quickly. I think the advantage of starting in a smaller company compared to larger organisations is that you will never feel lost. That means that you will easily integrate with your team and colleagues. Most importantly you will be free to express yourself.

In my case, this is my first job working outside of my home country. EFFECT Photonics made the transition to a new international environment enjoyable and effective. From the very beginning, I had a lot of help from my fellow colleagues since they helped me to adjust here to make it feel like home. The thing that really helped me at EFFECT photonics was the multicultural environment maintained here. All employees here are easy going people and nice to get along with. I can safely say that since moving to the Netherlands, the company pretty much feels like my second family. I feel like this nurturing environment is very important when you decide to live and work in a new country.

Describe in 3 words what your job is all about.

Learning, initiative and responsibility.

What I like more specifically about my role is the learning process and the freedom you have to broaden your horizons. EFFECT Photonics for me was a good transition from a research environment to a more industrial environment. I feel that the welcoming mentality of the company helped me achieve that. In the beginning of my career here, one of the things I was not very familiar with was how automation processes work and what a huge impact they have during the production line stages of a product. With the help of my colleagues, I easily adapted to automation scenarios and I quickly understood how software automation interacts with hardware leading to better, quicker and safer results especially during the validation process.

What is your highlight about working here so far?

I really enjoy the social events. For example, we had a company barbecue in the summer which was really nice. It is always great when we find occasion to celebrate our company successes. There is a festive atmosphere here. It gives you a boost to be better in how you view your work. I also remember one particular successful project I had. Following a stressful six-month period, we presented a module to a client, which then met all of their requirements. The results of that were really great to hear. To deliver a successful project is really rewarding was a milestone for me. This was a validation of my work, referring back to the guardian role of the product I feel I have.

John
Powell

Operations Planner & Customer Scheduler
British

“All the work I have done in the last two and a half years with EFFECT Photonics is a practice waiting to be tested when the product is launched”.

What is the most interesting aspect of working at EFFECT Photonics? And what about your job specifically?

The reason why I chose EFFECT Photonics in 2016 was because I had the opportunity to build something from the start. Other positions I had in the past, things had already been established; you needed to make what products they already had better. EFFECT Photonics was a blank slate. I have a very broad remit, with the freedom to do what I want. I am looking at this as very much being a long-term career choice, I don’t intend on going anywhere else. What I’ve learned I can put into practice here; I feel like my role at EFFECT Photonics is my time.

What advice would you give to someone who is planning to apply at EFFECT Photonics?

If you are planning to apply for a role here at EFFECT Photonics, you need to know what you are doing; to ensure you are confident in your abilities and have conviction. I recommend arriving with a positive attitude when you first walk in here, to be successful in your work. EFFECT Photonics expects you to hit the ground running, especially if you are a more experienced hire. You are expected to know what you are doing, but at the same time you are given a high amount of trust and responsibility. It is fast paced and there is a lot going on. Wherever you sit in the company, I would recommend getting up to speed.

Describe in 3 words what your job is all about.

Positive, mental and attitude. 

EFFECT Photonics is a positive place to be, there are a lot of positive people here, as we are all contributing towards a great product. You must be positive in yourself as well, because it is not always smooth sailing. There are always problems to overcome. In a company this size with the technology in the development stage that it is in, there’s plenty of challenges to face, but this is why we are here. “Up for a challenge” mentality, because despite the fact that I could have taken an easy job where everything already worked and just made incremental improvements, I joined a start-up where everything is new. Working with a baseline, that is easy. Working to establish that baseline, that is challenging. Additionally, you need a positive attitude and an open mindset towards working within the international environment with multicultural team and multidisciplinary departments.

We might be a flat organization in general, however in the UK office we respect senior people’s knowledge and experience. My advice for every newcomer is to do the best they can in their position, be brave to express their opinion, listen to their colleagues and supervisors and collaborate with existing employees to share and learn from each other’s perspectives.

I have a very unique role, one the reasons I like it is that I sit between different functions and I work with all other departments. I feel lucky that I get to see different processes within EFFECT Photonics, working with a lot of different people. There are slightly different cultures in the UK and in the Netherlands. The Dutch office has a lot more of the funky start-up culture. In the UK, we take a lot more time to think about something. I feel this is due to the differences in recruitment processes, we look to hire people who have the energy to race into projects. I think it is a nice balance.

What is your biggest highlight of working here so far?

I think after two and half years, the highlight for me will be when the final product launches. A lot of what I do is preparing for that, whatever work I have done, it is waiting to be used, we are trailing and practicing. I really enjoy working around operations and production, here there is a different energy. It is fast paced and unexpected, you have no choice but to jump in. I was asked in my interview what my attitude was when things go wrong. My answer was is that is when you find out how good you are at your job. Every department such as HR or finance, they know what they are doing. For production and manufacturing, the day we turn the machines on will be my ultimate highlight.

 

Mirte
Maier

Office Manager
Dutch

“You can explore your responsibilities in such a way that you can create your own fun at work”

What is the most interesting aspect of working at EFFECT Photonics? And what about your job specifically?

I joined EFFECT Photonics almost 5 years ago. I had previous experience working for a start-up company which made my transmission to EFFECT Photonics easy and smooth. What I do like is to be part of a community that is in the phase of becoming a big company and change the future of Photonics. When I started, it was just me, the Management Team an HR Officer and a batch of engineers, in total approx. 10 people. We then gradually grew into the several departments that we have now: engineering, marketing, supply chain, operations, finance etc. From the first day I joined, I feel that I work for a company that is challenging and changing rapidly. I do like our “no-nonsense culture”, whether it is the interns or the CEO, everyone is approachable and their opinion matters. Everyone thinks “out-of-the box” and does what they need to do to make things happen. I also like the short communication channels. Everyone is equal, we do not treat anyone differently based on their position. Everyone is open and flexible as they can be.

I manage a team of two office assistants and coordinators in the UK and in Eindhoven. We make sure that everyday everything works well in the offices. It is a great feeling for me and my team, when your colleagues tell they have everything in place. It is good validation of my hard work.

I feel my team is very independent, which works perfectly. I do see cultural differences between the Dutch and the British, whereas the Dutch are more direct and straightforward. I always keep in mind how my people feel in situations of pressure and strict deadlines, how they are doing and feel happy. EFFECT Photonics company culture helps people achieve their goals and explore your responsibilities in such a way that you can create your own fun at work.

What advice would you give to someone who is planning to apply at EFFECT Photonics?

It definitely depends on the job title. If you want to work for a dynamic international company, with different cultures then EFFECT Photonics is a great place to work. When you enter our office, you immediately get the impression it is a warm company. You see the open office culture, where no one is put in their little boxes and has their own little groups. My advise to the newcomers will be just to observe, approach people and ask questions. Everyone is willing to help, be courageous enough to ask questions. Now we have grown, we have bigger teams and more people to give new arrivals a warm welcome.

Describe in 3 words what your job is all about.

Planning, flexibility and variety.

Everyday I have a plan, then I make my priorities. Which is a daily challenge for me. Planning is a key factor for my job while time management is a top priority for me. Sometimes you are quickly caught up in other things, deviating away from your plan. You have to prioritise what is high and low and what can wait. You also have to determine what tasks are important for your team as different people rely on your deliverables to keep working.

What is your highlight about working here so far?

Everyone is equal within EFFECT Photonics, we do not treat anyone differently based on their position, sex or culture. I do think that the biggest challenge is the flexibility and the variety of our tasks. But if I needed to do only one thing, I would get bored. You must constantly adapt to what the role brings to you. But for me, this makes my role very diverse and rewarding. The biggest moment for me, will be the time that the company releases our product, that I feel that will be world changing. There will be a product on the market that a lot of companies and humanity in general will benefit from, and those benefits will indirectly be passed onto us. The feeling of being part of this journey (the little as it is) is amazing.

Paul
Harrison

Operations Manager
British

“People join EFFECT Photonics because they hear that we have an amazing culture, environment, and great team values”

What is the most interesting aspect of working at EFFECT Photonics? And what about your job specifically?

I joined EFFECT Photonics when I was asking around in my network for jobs in the photonics field. I felt my engineering background was relevant and I was open to new opportunities. I like at EFFECT Photonics we are one team, and we are a world class business coming from the grassroots. One interesting aspect is that everyone is in it together. There is more of a singular focus compared to larger businesses for example, as there you could easily be redeployed into completely different areas away from your original role. I like that everyone has the same goals; everybody is bought in for their particular skills and expertise. Therefore, I think that people recognise the contribution everyone makes, and everyone has their part to play. There is a powerful link within EFFECT Photonics, there is a mix of energy and innovation. We have lot of young people with enthusiasm, and older employees with experience, who know how a lot about how things work. This then provides a powerful toolkit, if you stick it all together with our inclusive culture, then everything works, everyone comes together and respects each other’s skills. I have worked for a lot of companies, where everyone is on your back all the time, they want you to complete a three-week project in two, which I have found not to be the case here. There are challenges for EFFECT Photonics, but I don’t think we have a particularly stressful work environment. Similarly, we do not have a blame culture, if you do something wrong you don’t get thrown out. We know things are going to go wrong, so we work together and to try and fix it. That for me is a real big difference compared to larger companies. What I like about my own role is that I have my own autonomy to influence the business.  I can really feel the difference from when I was an engineer in an R&D environment. In operations there is the buzz that what you are doing, matters. We look forward to setting up the manufacturing lines. It is that exciting transition from R&D to production that is an interesting aspect of my role. I like manufacturing in a technological environment, to me this is very interesting. We have diverse range of ages here at the UK office, which ranges from 17-62 years old. I manage a small team within this diverse environment; it’s a small team that thinks big.

What advice would you give to someone who is planning to apply at EFFECT Photonics?

They have to work out what they can do for the business, what are their key skills that can help us, and where they can contribute, then they can flourish. They have to expect change, the work here you see changes all of the time. As a potential new employee, see what you can offer and come with an open mind and contribute to all areas where you can. All employees here must be prepared to help each other out. It is a fun and exciting place to be. I like the company culture EFFECT Photonics has, we all want the same thing: inclusivity and success, we are all in this together. The reason we are here in Brixham is because of our skill base already existing in the area. We have the same background and we share the same culture; we feel comfortable joking with each other for example. Because we are all familiar with each other, I think the reason new people who come to join us is because of this culture, they have heard very good things. I think the real goal is to keep people motivated, at the operations team we are gearing up for launch and we have to keep our employees busy with tasks in the run up to this. We have adopted quite a lot of flexibility, my approach to new hires is what does the business need, what does the individual do, and can we accommodate for it?

Describe in 3 words what your job is all about.

Delivering customer satisfaction.

This regards internal and external customers; it is about giving my colleagues and suppliers with the right information. It’s about making sure what we say, we are going to do. Operations is all about delivering information, resources and plans. I tend to say it’s very challenging, but not so stressful. Your own well-being and security I feel is prioritised here.

What is your biggest highlight of working here so far?

I always ask people in interviews, what are you most proud of? It’s one of my favourite questions. I have worked for a lot of companies, you touch on a lot of things in operations, MRP systems and trading tools for example. What I am quite pleased with at EFFECT Photonics is that I have been given the freedom to put frameworks in place, about what projects will actually look like. I have more autonomy to achieve in my role.