Graduate Opportunity

Trainee Certification Scientist

Construction Products

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Purpose of Job

The main purpose of a Trainee Certification Scientist is to learn and gain the skills required to become a fully trained Certification Scientist, and so to plan, co-ordinate and carry out assessments of construction products and systems.

As a Trainee Certification Scientist, you will be working with a team of established Certification Scientists initially in a supporting role to learn the skills required to progress and become fully competent.

You will be working in a team that assesses various types of construction products and systems including coatings, waterproofing materials and roofing.

What is the BBA?

BBA CEO Claire Curtis-Thomas explains how the BBA is committed to helping businesses and organisations as they continue to supply the construction industry with new products, systems and installers of the highest quality.

Main Duties/Responsibilities

As a Trainee Certification Scientist, you will be working under the direct supervision of a Senior Certification Scientist initially in a supporting role. Over time you will progress towards managing and having responsibility for your own multiple projects.

Person specification



  • Familiarity with scientific subjects such as Chemistry and Physics.


  • Good understanding of construction products, ideally coatings, waterproofing and roofing.
  • Construction industry in general/ site experience.
  • Understanding of product specification standards, technical standards, code of practice, National Housing and Building council (NHBC) requirement and UK regulations.
  • European requirements such as CPR – Construction Products Regulations, notified bodies and certification bodies.

Technical/Work Based Skills


  • Strong technical background with an understanding & analysis of technical matters.
  • Good computer skills including Word, Power point, Excel and email.
  • Strong planning, organisational and scheduling.
  • Analytical report writing skills.


  • Project management.
  • Timely delivery/efficient completion of contracts.
  • Understanding of accreditation and use of accredited laboratories.



  • Minimum degree or equivalent within a relevant technical discipline such as chemistry/physics.


  • A-Levels with at least 3 years industry experience.
  • Membership of a relevant technical/professional body such as the Institute of Mineral, Mines and Materials or Royal Society of Chemistry.


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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • £27,000 - £30,000 + benefits
  • All grades
  • Watford (Hertfordshire)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Chemistry
  • Physics

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