Life at Sevcon

Our aim at Sevcon is to create a culture which allows all our staff to achieve their full potential. Sevcon is a business which is constantly pushing at the technological boundaries of the hybrid and electric vehicle market. To do this we strive to create a culture which allows our staff to explore and achieve their full potential as people and employees. Our ambition is to encourage our staff to enjoy every day of their working life with the company. The following profiles from a wide-spectrum of staff across our business give an indication of how they enjoy life at Sevcon.


Read what some of our employees say about working at Sevcon


Catalina Quiroga

Colombian national Catalina Quiroga arrived in North East England to study at Newcastle University and later joined Sevcon as an Applications Engineer.

After three years in this post she moved into sales with Sevcon sponsoring her Masters in Business, focused on Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management.

She says: “Working at Sevcon has allowed me to grow personally and professionally. Since first joining as an Engineer, I have travelled the world supporting many different applications in many different industries.

“My role at Sevcon has changed and is now focused on account management as well as opening new opportunities and exploring new markets around the globe. With the continuous growth of Sevcon in the recent years, there are plenty of opportunities to continuously develop your professional skills.”

On living in the North East she says: “Apart from finding genuinely nice people, I found the region and Newcastle charming with the beautiful countryside and coastlines. There is so easy access to the North - Edinburgh - and South - London - and the international airport also allows easy access to Europe.

Catalina Quiroga
Sales Engineer – UK and Emerging Markets

Dave Sandells

Dave Sandells is Sevcon’s Head of Development and says the North East is a 'great area to live in, with a fantastic mix of countryside, city and coast'.

He said: "Having a young family it's important to live somewhere that feels like home and the friendliness and community spirit that the North East has is a great asset.

"The best thing is that literally everything is on your doorstep, within 20 minutes you can be at the beach, having a drink in a vibrant city centre, or walking in beautiful countryside."

Dave is equally impressed with the company: "Sevcon is a great company with forward thinking ideas and innovation. It is the place for 'problem solvers' - the work we are doing is exciting, challenging and brings a great sense of achievement."

"My career is progressing rapidly and I’ve been fully supported by Sevcon to undertake further education and training so that I can achieve more over the coming years."

Dave Sandells
Head of Development

Kristopher Fisher

North East lad Kristopher Fisher is currently working towards a foundation degree after joining Sevcon as apprentice technician on leaving high school.

He says he was attracted to Sevcon as it is close to home and he had developed a keen interest in electronic engineering at school.

He says: "After doing some research about the company, I believed it would be a great opportunity to develop my electronics knowledge and pursue an engineering career."

"I really enjoy working at Sevcon, each and every day. It has provided me with information and skill and I have gained great knowledge from my experiences. I have completed an apprenticeship and am now working towards a foundation degree."

"All the educational support I have had through Sevcon has helped me gain an understanding of the many aspects of my job. I hope to keep progressing with the company and to have a long and successful future in the business."

Kristopher Fisher
Apprentice Technician

Louisa Matthews

Louisa Matthews comes from Birmingham and lived and worked in Manchester for eight years before landing a job in Sevcon’s Finance team.

She says one of the best things about Sevcon is the people she works with and the career opportunities. Louisa says: "For me, the relationship with my colleagues is as important as the role itself."

"I love working with the people here. I have spoken with a number of my colleagues who have worked here for 20 years or more and have worked within a number of departments during their time at Sevcon. It is clear that the company offers flexible career opportunities and that the employees are loyal and content as a result."

"I love Newcastle and all that it has to offer. There aren’t many places that offer city life, the coast, great countryside and all within such a small radius! For me, Newcastle affords a better and more varied lifestyle than Manchester or Birmingham."

Louisa Matthews
Assistant Accountant


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