Working At Althea

As the UK’s number one multi-vendor medical equipment service provider we continue to expand and recruit highly-skilled, best-in-class individuals to help us provide exceptional service to our healthcare customers.

We have a multi-disciplinary team with backgrounds in both the NHS and private healthcare.  Whatever position you join us in, we are committed to offering all staff learning and development opportunities.

We operate a graduate training scheme and welcome CVs from determined and capable people who have just finished university or college.

We are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably-qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, or marital, pregnancy or maternity status.

If you would like more information or to apply for any of these roles, please send your CV and a covering letter to  For Endoscopy- or Biomed-specific roles please visit

Staff Spotlight

Robert Tanner, Trainee Field Service Engineer

Rob started his career with us in 2011 as a Service Centre Administrator logging equipment faults from customers and proactively ensuring the expedient repair of medical equipment at managed service customer sites.  In 2013 he became an Operations Co-ordinator directly dispatching in-house multi-vendor field service engineers and guaranteeing the prompt dispatch of spare parts from our UK facility.

This change in role was part of Rob’s personal development plan and ambition to become a Field Service Engineer.  ALTHEA paid for the appropriate courses and allowed Rob the necessary time to go back to college.  In 2015, Rob successfully received his BTEC in Electrical Engineering to become a Trainee Field Service Engineer and is currently in the last year of his HNC in Electrical Engineering whilst receiving OEM-certified and in-house training at ALTHEA’s Centre Of Excellence in Reading (Berkshire).

“The time I spent talking directly to customers made me understand how important our maintenance services were in supporting patient outcomes – going the extra mile to make sure equipment was repaired and back in service as soon as possible.  ALTHEA continues to support my career aspirations and has Centres Of Excellence across Europe where I can hone my skills across multiple vendors and modalities.  In the UK we have three live MR scanners which allow me to supplement my college courses with continuous training.  I simply wouldn’t get the same opportunities anywhere else.”

Current Vacancies

Repair Engineer Graduate Scheme – Theale

Althea’s future success depends on the calibre of our staff and by introducing a repair engineer graduate scheme in 2018 we hope to ensure our continued success. Our aim is to attract the very best graduates with a history of high academic achievement. In return, Althea will provide a dynamic and supportive work environment whilst offering a challenge which will enable you to develop your career.

Electrical Automation Engineer – Worthing

Provide comprehensive maintenance and service, for Automation system at GSK Worthing. Work with the technical experts from HQ and onsite software developers to take the Automation line through the final commissioning phase into the testing and handover phase. Complete and maintain all administration and documentation. Provide professional and regular information to the customer.

Medical Engineer – Peterborough

Provide prompt, high quality and professional engineering support to a broad range of medical equipment, including acceptance testing, repairs and Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM). Key skills required include repairing and maintaining medical equipment, an in depth understanding of patient safety and the ability to work accurately and safely under pressure.

Assistant MES Operations Manager – Midlands

Train/develop as an Operations Manager and assist current operations staff with their responsibility for the management of Asteral’s service delivery for the relevant MES accounts. Ensure that all service and maintenance activities are delivered safely, and carried out in line with industry standards and contractual obligations, to provide high standards of contract management including representing Asteral on all contractual and operational site issues.

CMS Category Support – Theale

Assist with strategic supplier relationship management and supplier development programmes. Assist with development of alternative sourcing strategies. Contribute to and implement supplier management policy and processes. Develop and maintain a working knowledge of the products and service offerings of your allocated supplier accounts. Ensure the supply chain management function provides timely and efficient support to the business. Any other duties as agreed with the Head of Department.

X-ray, Mammography, Fluoroscopy Field Service Engineer – Field

Provide comprehensive maintenance and service for x-ray, mammography or fluoroscopy equipment. Provide telephone assistance. Complete and maintain all administration and documentation. Build good working relationship with customers/users. Collaborate with customer service and management teams to maintain company’s high service quality standards. Occasional assistance to support on other modalities.