Graduate Analyst - Socotec - Didcot

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Competitive + Valuable Benefits
South East, Didcot, Blewbury
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13th October 2018
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Graduate job

SOCOTEC is the UK's leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, with comprehensive solutions in Infrastructure & Energy and Environment & Safety. We’re currently looking for a proactive Analyst to join the dedicated team at our Didcot-based nuclear testing facility. If you’ve got the potential to make an impact in this key, hands-on role, we’ll help you build an outstanding career within our thriving international company.

Your challenge
We have exciting plans for our nuclear testing facility. With recent investment in new equipment and technology, the unit’s well placed for progress.

As an Analyst, you’ll deliver radiochemical analyses to a wide range of UK clients. Working from our modern, UKAS-accredited lab, your work will determine radioisotopes from the actinide group.

Every day, working from accredited SOPs, you’ll be preparing and analysing radiochemical samples, as well as using spreadsheets to calculate the final results, so experience of working under ISO 17025 would definitely be helpful. You’ll also help to validate methods and investigate quality issues. It’s a role that requires a precise, methodical approach, as well as compliance with industry regulations.

Your profile
Technical skills are clearly important and you’ll need relevant A-levels (or equivalent). A degree in a Chemistry or Science-based subject would be ideal but isn’t essential. Experience in a radiochemical laboratory would be helpful, but again, this isn’t compulsory. However, you do need to know about (wet) chemical techniques, analytical chemistry and general lab practice.

While this expertise is crucial, your skillset must go further. The best Analysts are critical thinkers who are proactive, inquisitive and not afraid to ask questions. If you’ve got what it takes, you’ll take responsibility for meeting client expectations and for providing a first-class service. You’ll also be good with people and happy working in a team or alone. Bring this blend of technical and people skills, and they could take you far.

If you’re the person we’re looking for, you can expect generous holidays, a company pension, high street shopping discounts and a promising future with SOCOTEC.

With facilities in more than 40 countries and 6,700 employees, the SOCOTEC group delivers services to improve the performance of businesses and local authorities through risk management. We offer an unrivalled range of technical expertise and services through a nationwide network of UKAS accredited laboratories, consultancy services and field based operations. Through these facilities, we deliver seven million tests a year to over 5,000 clients.

Think you’ve got what it takes to add value to our success? To apply, click the Apply Now button.

SOCOTEC is an equal opportunities employer.

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