Our biggest strength is our people


Bureau Veritas is one of the world’s largest providers of Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) services, dedicated to delivering the highest standards of service and quality in everything we do. We are a truly independent integrated service provider with a global reach.


At the heart of that is good people. That’s why we strive to attract and retain the very best talent in our industry. If you share our passion to help businesses improve their Quality, Health & Safety, Environmental and Social Responsibility issues, come and join our team.



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The success of Bureau Veritas is founded on great people. Great people like you.
                  David Hope                    
David Hope

Regional Senior Engineer, Lift/Escalator - North West - Liverpool, Chester and Blackpool 


What are the key responsibilities of a Senior Engineer?


 My role is split into two parts; where I spend four days a week carrying out inspections on lifts and escalators and one day as part of the Technical Quality and Risk (TQR) team. A large part of my role involves the actual carrying out of inspections, as well as dealing with queries I receive from surveyors. As the Senior Engineer it’s my job to assist the Surveyors and act as a senior point of referral for technical issues. I keep abreast of technical procedures, and legislative changes in order to provide the answers to any questions the team may have in regards to lifts and escalators. .


 My time as part of the TQR team focuses primarily on field and report audits – allowing me an ideal balance of on-site and desk time. Field audits cover everything from checking that inspections are carried out according to company procedure and in a safe manor and that everyone involved is aware of their role and responsibilities. Report audits differ slightly in that I manually check over any reports, to cross-check all the details, such as whether the engineer has put the right defect in the correct category.


As well as my role as a Senior Engineer, I am also the health and safety representative for the lift and escalators division at Bureau Veritas – a role which I have adopted recently. This aspect of my job enables me to escalate health and safety issues at forum meetings. Being responsible for my own and others’ work encourages me to review current practices and drive continuous improvement. 


 Talk me through a typical day.


 I cover a wide patch and so every day is varied in terms of the locations I’m in and the type of buildings I’ll be inspecting. A typical day for me involves meeting clients, introducing myself and explaining my role. As BV’s client base is wide-ranging, the type of people I’m speaking to varies – anyone from the concierge to the building owner – and so if they are not from a technical background it’s important my client gets to know and trust in me and my expertise in this area. Once onsite I will carry out a thorough inspection on the lift or lifts in the premises. The time taken to do an inspection varies, with the time obviously increasing when you go to a high rise building with more floors. I then produce a report based on my findings and will inform the clients of any issues or potential issues. If an urgent defect is issued with timed restraints or immediate action then we advise clients to liaise with their maintenance provider who will be able to address any issues that we pointed out. Myself, or one of the team, will return on the next inspection to ensure that the urgent defect was remedied. 


 How did you get your start in the industry?


 When I was at school we were asked to do a creative project and funnily enough I made a lift – and the rest is history! Once out of school I did an apprenticeship with my dad in welding and fabricating industrial lifting gear. I then moved to a different company where I started to make the entire lift, and soon I was on to fitting and installing them. Before I started at Bureau Veritas, I completed various qualifications to strengthen my knowledge and spent the following seven years working on construction sites and carrying out inspections on hoists/lifts in all types of weather!I’ve been in the industry for more than 20 years now and for me the biggest game changer has been health and safety. Rightfully so the importance of this has grown over time and there is now significantly more time factored in to this element of the job – which is just another reason for me to tighten up practices and ensure we are delivering the very best service we can.


 What do you enjoy about working at Bureau Veritas?


 For me the challenge and sometimes unpredictability that each day brings has been the most enjoyable part of working at Bureau Veritas. I can start off the day travelling to a lift inspection and then get a call from a surveyor that will mean I need to re-prioritise my day, assist with the issue as soon as I can and the continue with my own planned inspections. I have taken on more responsibility out of choice and I am pleased it hasn’t taken away from the practical element of my job. I enjoy being active, meeting clients and building that rapport – especially given that I’m a talker! 


David Gadsdon                    
David Gadsdon

(Embedded) Health and Safety Manager - London / Nationwide


What are the key responsibilities of a Health and Safety Manager? 


I work with one particular organisation only, as opposed to having a number of clients on my books, and as such I refer to myself as an ‘Embedded Health and Safety Manager’ due to the level of involvement I have with just one client and their day-to-day operations.


 I work with one particular organisation only, as opposed to having a number of clients on my books, and as such I refer to myself as an ‘Embedded Health and Safety Manager’ due to the level of involvement I have with just one client and their day-to-day operations.


 I’m also the main point of contact for staff within the organisation on any health and safety related queries. Part and parcel of this is improving the organisation’s health and safety culture and behaviours internally. My client is a large and dynamic organisation and so we are taking a considered and consistent approach to embedding a health and safety culture, with a view to this becoming the norm over time.


 I’m also the main point of contact for staff within the organisation on any health and safety related queries. Part and parcel of this is improving the organisation’s health and safety culture and behaviours internally. My client is a large and dynamic organisation and so we are taking a considered and consistent approach to embedding a health and safety culture, with a view to this becoming the norm over time.


 Talk me through a typical day. 


 Certainly for this particular client as we’ve recently started working with them, we are essentially in the mobilisation stage. At the moment we’re in the phase of doing a gap analysis of systems, portfolio and compliance. This essentially involves going into the business and identifying what the gaps are and what can be done to move things forward.


A typical day for me is to check that I’ve got a strategy for the week as it tends to be very fast paced and fluid. Every Monday starts off with creating the plan for coming week’s activity. At this stage a lot of what I do is planning and undertaking site visits in order to better understand the organisation, its network of business and what they do day-to-day. For example, I have just visited eight sites within two weeks and have six sites to do this coming week. 


My role is very autonomous and so a typical day involves me ensuring that I am visible to the wider team. As there are so many London sites alone for the client, I will try to go to at least three offices a day and spend some time there so that that I’m seen as part of the team and so people feel comfortable talking to me and coming to me with any questions they might have.


As well as site visits I also engage with both internal and external stakeholders, such as facilities companies or service providers. As the main point of contact for health and safety I like to get to know as many strands of the business and people that I can. In regards to external stakeholders it is always useful to know their faces (and vice versa) and find out more about what their job entails – this is often done in a really informal way but is still an important facet to my role. 


Generally speaking my role at the moment focuses heavily on research and relationship building, but the role will develop as we get past the introductory stages. Due to the nature of my client’s work and the size of the organisation, there is a large reactionary element to the job and so I try to remain as flexible as possible so that I can respond to this. 


The hope is that the account will grow and as such we are always looking at clients to see where and how else we can add value. 


How did you get your start in the industry?


It was a total career change actually. I started off in the military at 17 and was in the army for almost six years before being offered the opportunity to have a look at some resettlement courses. 


Health and safety resettlement roles are particularly promoted by the military due to the crossover - as a huge element of the army is about staying on top of safety. 


I undertook some health and safety qualifications when I left the army and had an opportunity to work for an architectural business as an assistant and then moved into a consultant role thereafter. I spent some time in the public sector, before making the jump into the private sector to work for an international bank through working for a consultancy. I became a Bureau Veritas employee when they successfully took over that account but left for a client side role in the financial sector. However, when I had the opportunity to re-join the company, the opportunity was so diverse and appealing that I decided it was the best career and development move for me.


Although I did not come via the company’s military resettlement programme, I am aware of the scheme and have been offered the opportunity to get involved by potentially doing some roadshow events and ‘go-see me’ days. I think it’s a great initiative and once I’m settled with this new client I’ll definitely look to lend my support. 


There is a job to be done in speaking with people just before they leave the military to get an idea of what they are looking for and perhaps advising different roles to what they think they may be suited to. People from the military are well-placed to give honest feedback on the change of going from an active environment to an office-based or field-based role and adapting to be more autonomous and managing their own workloads and objectives. 


What do you enjoy about working at Bureau Veritas? 


Above all I enjoy the variety at Bureau Veritas and the opportunity to see a lot of different things. Even if you’re not working on an account, you still get exposure to what other similar sector clients are and the challenges they go through. We’ll have workshops to understand the industry issues and deal with a lot of subject matter experts to help advise on any specialist areas. 


The constant variety gives me the chance to do something totally different again and again. I can start projects, build them out and make it bespoke. Even if you stay on the same account, there is the chance to get new exposure to things you would not have come across before. 


I have the opportunity to get involved with global projects that I wouldn’t get to at a smaller organisation. You never feel isolated when you work on an account at Bureau Veritas, as you can always pick up the phone to someone else from with the company from anywhere in the world such as Asia or Europe. The advantage of having specialists on the other end of a phone, such as a client or asbestos expert, is so helpful when wanting advice on an issue. 


I would definitely recommend Bureau Veritas as a place to work as otherwise I wouldn’t have come back myself! I recently left Bureau Veritas to pursue other opportunities, although I always saw myself returning at some point – I just didn’t think it would be only six months later.


Bureau Veritas has been able to offer career development opportunities, which for me was exactly what I was looking for. As well as being a great business, the new client account also attracted me back to the role. I saw huge potential and it bought about a new challenge. For me, I have to be doing something different or have a vision for the role developing, so the fact that I regularly come across new areas to focus on, is great. 

Rachel Rawlings                    
Rachel Rawlings

Accreditation Manager (UK) – Didsbury, Manchester


What are the key responsibilities of an Accreditation Manager?


The core responsibility of my role is to ensure that that the business’s Licenses to Operate (LTO) are protected at all times, by working closely with the Technical Managers and Quality Control Co-ordinators, as well as the wider operations team. I host regular review meetings and workshops with the team to make sure everything is in place and guidelines are front of mind ahead of upcoming audits. A large part of my role is focused on training for existing engineers and new starters, to equip them with the knowledge and skills they require to carry out their role and to ensure continued best practice.


Talk me through a typical day.


With my role, no two days are the same. My day mostly revolves around working with the Technical, Quality and Risk (TQR) team to anticipate and resolve problems as they could arise, preparing for and attending monthly management meetings for all Operational Units and liaising with UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service). Essentially, the common theme of each day is being prepared for all scenarios and ensuring that procedures and accreditation guidelines are being followed.


Alongside the Crane Technical Manager, Gary Keenan, I recently introduced the ‘Target 8’ modular training programme for the Crane Discipline, which takes the core skills needed and covers them in detail over an intense eight week period. This approach has been so well received that it is due to be rolled out across the rest of the Mechanical and Electrical disciplines. I also work with the wider team to review internal processes and procedures so we can continually evolve and best respond to the changes in the industry, including monitoring non-conformance trends.


How did you get your start in the industry?


I graduated from the University of Bristol with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and shortly after that joined the Graduate Training Scheme at British Steel as a Graduate Engineer, before progressing to the Environmental Engineer. When UK Steel industry began to flounder, I moved to Renishaw as a Quality Engineer and after three years I moved to the Bristol Port Company as Development Engineer. Up until I joined Bureau Veritas in March 2015, I had not previously been involved in the Test, Inspection & Certification industry.


The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) industry is something that I have always been passionate about, as it is so crucial to our future. I have focused on supporting the Women in Engineering campaign and I recently went to Glyndwr University for the Women in Engineering Day, where I spoke about my journey through engineering. We then we proceeded to build towers from marshmallows and spaghetti as a team building exercise, to show that STEM can be fun too!


I also do some work with Mersey STEM, as a STEM Ambassador and for the past three years I have been running the Bloodhound Project at my son’s school. The Bloodhound Project is first and foremost an education project designed to inspire future generations to take up careers in STEM, by showcasing these subjects in the most exciting way possible. This includes wacky things such as building cars from junk and powering them by stored energy (blown up balloons or elastic bands). It's amazing how inventive the children can be and makes me remember why I became an engineer!


What do you enjoy about working at Bureau Veritas?


Bureau Veritas is a fast-paced and dynamic company and as such there is always plenty of variety, opportunities and fresh challenges to conquer. One of the most enjoyable things at Bureau Veritas is that it is a company that invests internally and as such I have enjoyed being involved in all the exciting developments - it is fantastic to see them come to fruition and hear the great feedback from fellow colleagues.

                  Steven Stacey                    
Steven Stacey

Internal Sales Executive - Harlow, Essex


What are the key responsibilities of an Internal Sales Executive?


I work within the health and safety team and as such I am the first port of call for services relating to areas such as asbestos, legionella, fire and risk assessments and general health and safety audits – whether this be from leads that I have followed up on or enquiries coming into Bureau Veritas.


It is my responsibility to gather all of the background information about a prospective client, and to assess what their requirements may be - this can be anything from evaluating their current health and safety policies, undertaking a GAP analysis or an asbestos or legionella inspection. From this information I am able to provide a quote and make our recommendations.


If it’s a larger, multi-site customer then I would set up an appointment for our Business Development Manager (BDM) to go in and visit the prospective client and assess what it is they need in more detail, which often involves exploring other ways we might be able support their business. For example, if a BDM meets a site manager regarding legionella but happens to mention that we also specialists in fire and risk assessment, the client may mention that they have another ten sites that would require similar support. Such enquiries would then be passed back to me to follow up with.


Talk me through a typical day.


Every person within my team is allocated a specific geographical location and a BDM who looks after that region.


On a day-to-day basis we work from a CRIM (CRM) system that provides us with data for existing clients and opportunities. We also work with our marketing department who can also provide new, fresh data as well as on-going marketing campaigns to target specific industries and/or services.


For me, the relationship with the client doesn’t just end there. If it’s a job that I quoted on then I am required to make a follow-up call to assess whether the client would like to take the job forward. Following on from this, I would then generate an appointment and it is at this stage that I would hand the customer over to the BDM. If during the appointment the BDM establishes that there are more opportunities for Bureau Veritas, then I will work with the BDM to investigate.


As a method of best practice, I always request feedback from the BDM on how they felt the appointment went, and whether it was a strong lead and what we will be quoting for.


How did you get your start in the industry?


I have always worked in sales and as such have more than 20 years’ B2B sales experience in various industries. I’ve also previously worked in a business development role and so have experience of being out on the road and meeting potential clients. This experience and knowledge is useful for me when trying to assess how strong a lead may be and the type of information the BDM may need to know beforehand. However for the majority of my career I have generally been in an office based environment – and I can honestly say it’s where I do my best work!


What do you enjoy about working at Bureau Veritas? /p>                        

I started working for Bureau Veritas in early 2016, and it didn’t take long for me to see the strength in the telesales team. For me, I really flourish in environments that have good team spirit and are highly motivated to hit targets or just do well in the job. Crucially for my role it’s important to be able to gel and work well with your BDM, as you both play a major part in each other’s role, and so this has been a key factor as to why I have enjoyed working at Bureau Veritas.


Bureau Veritas is a large company, encompassing a lot of different services across a wide range of sectors. As such, I rarely find myself having the same conversation twice with prospective clients! One thing that I have particularly enjoyed during my time at Bureau Veritas is delving into the health and safety industry and I have been lucky to be able to attend a number of consultant meetings and classroom learning days where I can broaden my knowledge in this area.


Another benefit of working for a company that offers a varied portfolio of services is that you will vary rarely not be able to help a prospective client – which from a sales point of view is always motivating.


Having only been here around eight months my current focus is on getting myself established within the sales team. I want to push forward and go as far as I can and as all sales people are, I’m ambitious. At the moment I am focused on finding out more about the company, as there are so many different areas and divisions within Bureau Veritas, and the great thing about working here is that the organisation is always open to anyone wanting to explore a new avenue. But for now, I couldn’t see myself working in any other field but sales – it’s what I have always enjoyed doing!



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Well-being and Safety

As a ROSPA holder we take health and safety seriously. Our vision is zero accidents and incidents. Safety forms one of the three Bureau Veritas ‘absolutes’ driving our people’s behaviours, values and culture.

Bureau Veritas Absolutes: Safety: Ethics: Financial Control

We hold partnerships with best in class benefits providers offering health education and wellness solutions to support you at every stage of your life. So whether you’re a new parent or hold caring responsibilities, require fast track access to medical services or looking for financial advice, this is available to all our employees.  

Whether you are starting out your career or a long serving employee, we are committed to helping you develop within the organisation.
We support you to achieve your potential, enabling you to make more of a difference by putting your ideas into action and sharing best practice and learning. With a global professional network of 64,000 colleagues and counting, we make a real difference to our customers, local communities and the environment to name a few.
We aim to create an inclusive workplace to attract and retain the most talented people from all backgrounds and cultures. Inclusivity welcomes different knowledge, perspectives, experiences, background, interest and working styles from across the global population. This not only enhances individual creativity and innovation, but makes good business sense.
We are proud to have been awarded the prestigious Top Employer UK award for an unprecedented four years in a row.




We act with good faith, honesty and fairness.
We do what we say we will do.
We state clearly our contracts and actions and deliver them accordingly.
We follow company policies and processes.
We respect confidentiality of business and personal information.
We respect local and international ethics and professional standards.
We provide information, instruction and training as necessary to ensure the health and safety at work of our teams.
We are all required to meet our health and safety duties and responsibilities at work.


We treat others as they are entitled to be treated.
We consider the impact of our personal actions on others.
We have our individual contribution recognised and valued and receive accurate feedback on our performance.
We respect differences, care about others and do not discriminate against others on race, ethnic origin, age, sex or religious and political beliefs.


We deliver professional and unbiased advice.
We deliver reports which are accurate records of actions in line with our best practices.


The growing commitment of companies to society creates new challenges to combine profitability and accountability.
An awareness of these new risks creates new requirements and new activities and has an effect at both organisational and management levels of the company.
Bureau Veritas as a whole, and each employee individually, takes account of the impact of their actions on the community, people and business. We ensure that we are good neighbours to the communities in which we are doing business by complying with the law and acting in the right spirit.


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We have strong networks


We have strong networks and work in partnership with organisations such as the Women’s Engineering Society and Ministry of Defence.


We are proud to have won a silver award for Employer Recognition in working with partnership with the MOD to provide resettlement for ex-services personnel in UK.

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We regularly participate in local and national events such as CTP Fairs (Careers Transition Partnership), Recovery Careers Services (helping wounded injured and sick service leavers), Open Days and Industry conferences/events.  Stay abreast of what’s new and up and coming events, which can be found on our LinkedIn page.



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  • Private medical insurance
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  • Friendly work environment including social functions

With a range of flexible benefits choices:
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  • Cycle to work scheme
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Professional deveopment

Providing better prospects for our people is at the heart of our strategy to enable everyone to fulfil their potential. By giving our employees the opportunity to continually develop through defined career paths; we empower our people to take ownership of their own progression. With programmes such as ‘Grow your Talent’ and ‘PATH’ you will be able to take control of your professional development at Bureau Veritas. 

Gaduate / Apprenticeship

Our current programmes are now closed. However, if you like what you have read and would like to learn more about joining the Bureau Veritas family, send in your CV and we will keep you updated of any relevant opportunities. 


Note for Agencies - Bureau Veritas operate a Preferred Supplier List for all Recruitment within the UK. PSL applications should be emailed to yourcareer@uk.bureauveritas.com along with Terms of Business and any additional information. Applications will not be taken by cold call or speculative CV. All agencies wishing to work with Bureau Veritas must come via the Recruitment Team only.

Any speculative CV's sent outside of this process will be retained as property of Bureau Veritas.


Recruitment Hotline – 0345 600 1828
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