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Do you want to become part of a growing team within a unique and specialised industry? The fire safety industry offers varied career opportunities to scientists and engineers.

Warringtonfire, part of Element, has an opportunity for a number of Graduate Engineers to join our business on a perrnanent contract. The initial 2 years will be spent on our Graduate scheme starting in September based at our Warrington site. This is a unique opportunity to work with one of the fastest growing organisations within the Testing, Inspection & Certification sector.


Do you have a desire to begin a career in the fire safety industry within the following areas;

  • Building materials
  • Materials science
  • Product installation
  • Engineering
  • Construction
  • Product certification
  • Fire-related product development

Over the course of two years within the programme you will gain valuable experience and understanding of the different functions of the business, plus build the foundations for a career in the Testing, Inspection & Certification industry

Limited travel between our UK and / or European businesses will be required throughout the programme, and for willing candidates there may also be the potential opportunity to benefit from spending time on a longer placement in one of our other locations in the UK or further afield

Skills & qualifications

Candidates should have the following qualifications and attributes:

  • Educated to degree standard, in a science or engineering subject
  • Analytical & inquisitive in nature and strong problem-solving skills
  • Technically focused
  • Keen interest in all aspects of fire safety
  • Methodical and highly organised: capable of meeting deadlines
  • Able to prioritise and reach decisions quickly and effectively
  • Able to make informed decisions and confidence to stand by / justify these decisions
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills
  • Excellent numeracy skills and strong attention to detail
  • Presentation skills
  • Ideally a Full UK Driving Licence

Benefits of working at Element

  • 33 days annual holiday, consisting of 25 days annual holiday and 8 days public
  • x4 Life Assurance Legal & General Pension scheme with total contributions up to 12%
  • Enhanced Company Sick Pay
  • Flexible Working
  • Cycle Scheme
  • Free Onsite Refreshments
  • Recommend a Friend Bonus
  • Perks At Work Discount Scheme

Company overview

Element is one of the fastest growing testing, inspection and certification businesses in the world. Globally we have more than 9,000 brilliant minds operating from 270 sites across 30 countries. Together we share an ambitious purpose to ‘Make tomorrow safer than today’.

When failure in use is not an option, we help customers make certain that their products, materials, processes and services are safe, compliant and fit for purpose. From early R&D, through complex regulatory approvals and into production, our global laboratory network of scientists, engineers, and technologists support customers to achieve assurance over product quality, sustainable outcomes, and market access.

While we are proud of our global reach, working at Element feels like being part of a smaller company. We empower you to take charge of your career, and reward excellence and integrity with growth and development.

Industries across the world depend on our care, attention to detail and the absolute accuracy of our work. The role we have to play in creating a safer world is much bigger than our organization.

Diversity statement

At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.

All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: age, disability, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, race, religion, responsibility of dependents, sexual orientation, or gender identity or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.