Trainee Sampling Superintendent

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Date: Jul 22, 2022

Location: London / Witham, London, GB

Company: Bureau Veritas

An award-winning employer, our people are trusted and responsible, believing in what they do with a clear commitment to contribute to transforming the world we live in and shaping a world of trust. Bureau Veritas operates in a wide range of sectors, delivering Testing, Inspection and Certification services to some of the world’s biggest household names. With more than 400,000 global clients and a reputation for quality, we are at the forefront of service and innovation.

Our people are at the heart of everything we do, which is why we have worked hard to create a supportive and engaging working environment, which is open and inclusive and individuals are given the opportunity to fulfil their potential and really leave their mark.


Role: Trainee Sampling Superintendent


Location: London / Witham (Home Based)

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Role Purpose


Bureau Veritas Commodities UK Ltd one of the world’s leading independent commodity inspection companies, is seeking a TRAINEE SAMPLING SUPERINTENDENT for its Metals and Minerals Division.

The successful candidate will be initially based in the London area, but must be willing to travel throughout UK, Europe and overseas. Working Hours are flexible as necessitated by operations and weekend working can be required. The purpose of this role is to carry out and/or supervise the inspection, weighing and sampling of various commodities to pre-defined standards, using appropriate methods and to carry out audits on various commodities.


Reporting to the Inspections Customer Service Manager, you will be a key member of the UK Inspection team; the main duties and responsibilities of the role are: -

  • To carry out and/or supervise the inspection, weighing and sampling of various commodities of the Metals and Minerals division.
  • To perform various types of audits within the Metals and Minerals commodity industries.
  • Timely production of accurate and detailed reports relating to the work undertaken.
  • Close liaison with the UK Inspection administration team.
  • Ensure that company quality systems and Health & Safety protocols are adhered to.


What does it take to apply?

Full training will be given to the right candidate for this varied and rewarding role, however the candidate will be able to demonstrate:-

  • A level passes or equivalent (preferably with one in a scientific subject). Degree level is preferable; however overall working experience and capability will also considered.
  • Reliable and flexible, prepared to undertake travel in the UK and Overseas as required. Occasional weekend working may be required.
  • Full (Clean) driving licence and up to date valid Passport.
  • Good computer skills are essential - Microsoft Office Applications to include Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Have excellent attention to detail and strong organisational skills, with the ability to plan and prioritise.
  • Willing to cross-train in other Metals & Minerals commodities.
  • Self-motivated, team player with ability to take the initiative.


What’s in it for you?

Bureau Veritas offer a comprehensive financial package, which includes:

  • Basic Salary up to £28,000
  • Company Car
  • Pension Scheme
  • 23 days holiday plus bank holidays; rising to 25 days with length of service.
  • Genuine career progression


Why work for Bureau Veritas?

Our people are at the heart of everything we do, which is why we have worked hard to create a supportive and engaging culture, where individuals are given the opportunity to fulfil their true potential. After all, we have been certified as a UK Top Employer for the last nine years in a row.


At Bureau Veritas you can benefit from a busy and varied environment, working with market leaders across a wide range of sectors including but not limited to: Agriculture & Food, Metals & Minerals, Oil & Gas and Marine Fuel.


Our network of laboratories, strategically located in key trading locations around the world, provide precision analytical testing to both internationally recognized standards and customer specific methodologies across the main industries. 


Professional inspection services are critical whenever the custody of goods transfers between buyers, sellers and traders. To assist with a seamless transition, Bureau Veritas has highly skilled professionals ‘on the ground’ in all major transit and trading locations. We offer localized expertise in a range of technologically advanced inspection and sampling services.



Please be aware that all roles within Bureau Veritas UK&I may require a DBS, Credit or Security Clearance Check.


Bureau Veritas is an equal opportunity employer.  No job applicant or employee shall receive less favourable treatment because of their gender, marital or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, colour, race, ethnic origin, religion, disability or age.


Bureau Veritas operates a strict Code of Ethics that ensures the proper conduct of our day-to-day business.