Trainee Lab Technician

  • Coventry, England
  • Nov 09, 2021
Full time Construction Health & Safety

Job Description

Salary: Starting from £20,000 per annum

Location: Coventry

Hours: 40 hour contract, plus overtime is available.


Are you looking for a career change and excellent development opportunities?

Due to expanding workload we are recruiting for several Trainee Laboratory Technicians to form part of our established team based in our new state-of-the-art training and operations facility in Coventry.

SOCOTEC is the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, operating across three sectors and offering an unrivalled range of technical expertise and accredited services, including consultancy.  

We are looking for a hard-working individual who has an interest in laboratory work and a willingness to learn. Full training will be provided and experience is not essential. For the right person this role will begin with learning the basic core skills, which will eventually develop into more technical/hands-on responsibilities.

You will be joining an enthusiastic team delivering construction materials testing to a wide range of clients across the UK. The role involves significant physical activity and manual handling of construction materials, including lifting and carrying concrete, soil and aggregates samples up to 20kg.

Key responsibilities;

  • Be given full training at our new state-of-the-art training and operations facility in Coventry
  • Be mentored to help develop a career path which suits your individual aspirations and ambitions 
  • Learn to schedule, sub sample and test construction materials in a Laboratory Environment to the relevant British and European standards
  • Learn to complete test worksheets and basic calculations 
  • Liaise with the Laboratory manager and concrete section manager on work schedules
  • Undertake tasks in line with Company QHSE protocol


We are looking for;

  • Professional, dynamic and motivated individuals with the ability to work alone and as part of a team
  • Interested in construction and laboratory testing
  • Communicative, organised, flexible and committed
  • Accurate and meticulous individual
  • Good with numeracy
  • Ability to identify problems and defects

What we offer;

  • Competitive salary with overtime available
  • Free on-site parking
  • Training & development
  • Discounts for retail stores
  • Company pension
  • Referral scheme
  • Group life assurance

By joining us you’ll be part of a 1,700-strong team that helps the business carry out 7 million tests per year for 5,000 clients. If you are eager to learn, dynamic and you have both enthusiasm and flexibility we believe SOCOTEC can offer you not just a great job but also great career opportunities. We would love to hear from you and look forward to your application.

At SOCOTEC we are committed to equality of opportunity and values the diversity of all its workforce.  A commitment to equality of opportunity for all individuals irrespective of their age, belief, disability, gender, race, religion or sexual orientation is at the core of what we do and members of the community must actively promote a positive non-discriminatory workplace.

SOCOTEC has a responsibility to ensure that all its employees have the right to live and work in the UK.


Building-Construction Inspection


Up to 20,000 plus over time