Welcome to Coherent Scotland!

Discover a career at our Glasgow Center of Excellence for ultrafast laser systems.

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Coherent Glasgow
Glasgow Careers

"I enjoy Coherent's technical and innovative environments and the opportunity to be part of a team working on exciting new projects."

— Eoin, Mechanical Engineer Graduate Apprentice

Make an Impact

Coherent Scotland specializes in laser systems that have a meaningful impact across sectors like renewable energy, microelectronics, research, life sciences, and medicine. 

We develop laser systems that help people. 

Our systems are deployed in a wide variety of markets including renewable energy, microelectronics, fundamental research, life sciences and medicine. Our aim is to make a positive impact on everybody’s life by providing customers with lasers with superior reliability and performance. 

Coherent Scotland has grown strongly and consistently over the past ten years, even through times of global economic slowdown.  We have a healthy product development pipeline which will enable this growth to continue in the future. This will generate a number of exciting opportunities for personal growth within the organization in the years to come.

In beautiful Glasgow

Coherent Scotland is based at the West of Scotland Science Park in Glasgow and is a subsidiary of Coherent Corp., a global leader in the manufacture of laser products. We are housed in a purpose-built facility with research and development, manufacturing and marketing all on one site, which we have recently expanded.


  • A decade of consistent growth even during economic downturns.
  • Based at the West of Scotland Science Park in Glasgow. 
  • Part of Coherent Corp., a global laser product leader.
  • Modern facility with R&D, manufacturing, and marketing in one location.
  • Employee perks: on-site cafeteria, competitive remuneration, flexible hours, and more.
Glasgow Careers

"As a project manager, I enjoy working in a technical environment with teams all over the world."

— Marie Clare, Project Manager

Our Unique Facility Qualities

Our Glasgow site champions efficiency, with a keen focus on continuous improvement and workforce engagement. We prioritize:

  • Lean tools to enhance efficiency.
  • Waste elimination strategies like 6S activities and Value Stream Mapping. 
  • Investing in workforce training for problem-solving and operational excellence.

Great Benefits

  • Annual Leave: 30 days for full-timers; pro rata for part-timers. Increases yearly.
  • Flexible Working Hours: 37.5 hours/week. Flex start: 07:00am to 09:30am.
  • Blended Home/Site Working: Work from various locations. Request via HR.
  • Company Pension Scheme: Matches up to 8% contributions. Optional Salary Exchange Scheme. 
  • Private Healthcare: Option for family at discounted rate. Some tax implications.
  • Digital GP: 24/7 access via Bupa and Babylon.
  • Group Health & Life Assurance: Benefits for disability and death, including dependants’ pension.
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP): 24/7 confidential service, includes family. 
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP): 15% discount on company stock twice a year.
  • On-Site Bistro: Varied menu from breakfast to lunch.

More Questions?

Please visit the Glasgow benefits page for more details on the specific site benefits our employees enjoy.      Glasgow Benefits

Glasgow Careers

"As a project manager, I enjoy working in a technical environment with teams all over the world."

— Marie Clare, Project Manager

Innovative and diverse economy

Glasgow boasts a diverse and dynamic innovation economy, one of Europe's finest. With a flair for innovation, the city excels in:

  • Creative industries
  • Clinical life sciences
  • Enabling technologies
  • Advanced manufacturing
  • The digital economy

Notably, R&D projects now surpass manufacturing, highlighting the city's evolving economic landscape. 

Top-tier education and cultural provisions

Glasgow stands out in education:

  • Ranking among Europe's top 10 and the world's top 25 for its educational and cultural offerings.
  • Home to 6 higher education institutions and 6 super colleges that educate 185,000 international students annually.
  • Producing 34,465 graduates yearly, including 7,000 from Science & Engineering and 1,575 from Computer Science.  

It is the UK's only city outside London with two nationally top-ranked universities.

Access to Scotland's natural beauty

Living in Glasgow means: 

  • Quick trips to the scenic Scottish Highlands like Loch Ness, Glencoe, and the Isle of Skye.
  • Proximity to the west coast's wonders, including Oban and the Isle of Mull.
  • A convenient car club for those without vehicles.


We look forward to meeting you.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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