Why Choose Xaar?

We’re an award winning company

In November 2016 Xaar received two prestigious awards.

  • The UK industry association for electronic systems, microelectronics and semiconductors (NMI) awarded us Product of the Year for our 2001 printhead.
  • Winner of the Design and Innovation Award and a People and Skills Awards finalist at the Manufacturer MX Awards ceremony. In addition, Xaar’s Justin Noble was a finalist for Young Manufacturer of the Year Award.

Xaar, winner of the Design and Innovation Award and a People and Skills Awards

We offer exciting and rewarding work

We’re a world leader in the development of digital inkjet technology. Our talented Engineering and Manufacturing teams are constantly seeking to innovate new technology and continuously improve our existing products to meet the requirements of our customers and to expand digital inkjet products into new applications.
If you’re customer focused, rise to the challenge of solving problems as a part of a team and enjoy the variety that working for an ambitious company brings, then you’ll be in good company here.

We have exceptional people

If you join the team at Xaar you will be working and collaborating with exceptional people from a diverse range of disciplines and backgrounds, many of whom are leaders in their specific area of expertise and are passionate about what they do. All our people, from our Engineers and Operators to Business Support and Sales & Marketing professionals, play valuable roles in keeping Xaar at the forefront of digital inkjet technology and delivering world leading products to our customers.

We reward achievement

We offer an excellent benefits package as well as learning and development opportunities and a challenging but supportive environment in which you can reach your potential and develop your career. Check out the What we Offer section of the Careers section for further details.

Don’t just take our word for it though. Read what our people have to say about what it’s like to work at Xaar.

Employee profiles

Adam Ellis, Project Manager, 3D

As Xaar demonstrated commitment to 3D printing with the appointment of Prof Hopkinson as Director of 3D Printing and a dedicated 3D facility, the offer to join Xaar was one I could not refuse. My primary responsibility is High Speed Sintering Services, this builds on the unique knowledge and experience I was privileged to gain at The University of Sheffield whilst also working as part of Prof Hopkinson’s team. High Speed Sintering services is focused on relationships with end-users of the technology, helping them understand and assess the business opportunity and provide access to the next generation of 3D printing technology. To be part of a team pioneering a new technology is a challenging but rewarding role. I have no doubt that 3D will make a significant contribution to Xaar’s future vision by leading the digital manufacturing revolution. It’s a pleasure to be part of a progressive company that focuses on progression and development of staff and to be surrounded by driven, trustworthy colleagues willing to collaborate, to push boundaries and create new standards.

Kirsty Brearley, Shift Supervisor

I joined Xaar in June 2016 as a Production Operator. Having previously worked in a retail environment, I was keen to have a new challenge in a different field. As a Production Operator I am expected to follow standard procedures but it is encouraged that we give feedback to different areas of the business in order to drive continuous improvement. From this I have been involved in several projects which have helped to streamline processes and have resulted in a visible cost saving to the business. I enjoy working as a part of team, supporting each other to find solutions to challenges and in delivering our numbers.

Through working with people from a variety of experience levels and backgrounds, along with Business Improvement Techniques (BIT) training, I have learnt several processes and developed various transferable skills. I am keen to progress my career in Xaar and so always welcome the opportunity for learning new processes and developing my understanding of the products we produce. I like to know how my current role fits in to the company as a whole and how this can lead to further progression. With our expanding product range and industry collaborations, the future opportunities for Xaar are very exciting.

Matt Sinclair, Senior Finance Business Partner

As the Senior Management Accountant at Xaar, I am responsible for leading and developing the FP&A team. Through analysis, reporting, and financial projections, it is our role to provide the business with the information it needs to make key decisions.

I joined Xaar in 2015 as an Assistant Management Accountant, having previously worked in the not-for-profit sector. I was initially attracted to Xaar due to its highly regarded reputation within Cambridge and its ambitious plans for future growth.

Life at Xaar is one that is both challenging, but extremely rewarding. The work is fast paced, and every day is always different to the previous. From the CEO, to the R&D engineers, it’s the people that really make Xaar a special place to work. Everyone trusts each other in the work they are doing and we are all constantly pulling together to make Xaar’s vision a reality.

From my perspective, Xaar’s future looks bright. The company has a couple of game changing products currently in development and a vision that everyone believes in. I look forward to continuing to work, and develop here, and helping the Xaar achieve its goals.

Employee Values