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The Prague Technical Centre is home to over 270 staff who provide services to the Ricardo group for engineering, technical software, project management and shared business services such as IT, finance and purchasing.  We are a highly technical organisation with over 90% of staff having Bachelor’s degrees, 75% having Master’s degrees and 10% having PhDs.

We have a truly international culture, with over 30 different nationalities and English as our working language.  Almost all of our staff have language lessons (either English or Czech) during their working hours.

As an organisation, we believe that it is important to enjoy being at work and to have a healthy work-life balance.  We therefore have a friendly, informal atmosphere with the emphasis placed on trusting the individual.  We have flexible working hours and some of our staff spend one or more days per week working from home.

As an equal opportunities employer, we support and provide a work environment that suits individual requirements. 

We have a number of regular annual events including summer and Christmas parties, family day, open days for students/families and support a number of sporting events including football, beach volleyball and marathons.  In addition, there are various other events that occur throughout the year.

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Czech Republic Prague Technical Centre Palác Karlín, Thámova 11–13 186 00 Praha 8 Czech Republic T: +420 221 729 150


We are based in Palác Karlín, in one of the most popular business areas, just outside the centre of the city.

Almost all of our staff commute to work using public transportation.  We are located 50 metres from Křižíkova metro station and 100 metres from the nearest tram stop (also Křižíkova).  The commute time inside Prague is typically 20-30 minutes and is very cost effective with an annual season ticket for metro, tram and buses costing Kč3,600 (less than 150 Euros). 

The cost of the annual season ticket is fully covered by our environmentally friendly travel policy, making this effectively free for our staff.  For information on public transport inside Prague, please see: http://www.dpp.cz/en/

We also provide secured bicycle racks and on-site showers for staff who want to cycle to work.

Site information

We are based in the heart of a capital city, and are well served with shops, restaurants, cafés, banks, etc. within a 5 minute walk.  Inside our building is a newsagents and restaurant that serves typical Czech cuisine.  In addition, there are numerous local places to eat that cater for a range of budgets and tastes.  For examples of local restaurants, please see:  Local Places to Eat

Prague is home to as many sports clubs as you could possibly want.  There are fitness centres and gyms within walking distance of our office and we provide a subsidised card that can be used for a variety of sporting activities.  See: MultiSport Card

Each year, we support the Sue Ryder charity in Prague with several bazaars and take part in the annual football competition.  We donate to “Klokánek”, a local charity that helps orphaned children.

We assist our local schools with equipment and text books.  Our staff gives talks to encourage school children into engineering and technology careers.

We are part of “Kasiopea”, a programming competition for high school students.

We are one of the host companies for “Girls’ Day” to promote increased participation of women in engineering.


Prague accomodation


Prague has a wide variety of accommodation available for rent and purchase to suit all budgets.  Larger and cheaper properties are available outside of Prague, but this has to be balanced against longer commute times.  For examples of availability and pricing, please check https://www.sreality.cz/en

Czech Republic Prague Technical Centre Palác Karlín, Thámova 11–13 186 00 Praha 8 Czech Republic T: +420 221 729 150

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