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Trainee Asbestos Analyst/Surveyor

Job Introduction

Due to continued success, we are currently looking for a Trainee Asbestos Analyst/Surveyor to come and join our team! This is a field-based role so you will be covering the North East area, but your nearest local office is likely to be our Gateshead facility. We are offering a competitive salary starting at £22,000, rising to £25,000 once you’re qualified!  For this position, we would be looking at a start date of Tuesday 7th May. 

Role Responsibility

As a technician, this role is an opportunity to learn a new skill set for a long term career. You will be supported by a senior mentor and a full technical team through an industry leading training programme. You’ll learn on the job and via specialist training modules. At the end of your training you will have the opportunity to obtain professional qualifications and authorisation to work as a qualified Asbestos Analyst/Surveyor.

This role will suit someone who enjoys working in changing environments - both indoors and outdoors. You’ll be visiting varying sites and conditions, working with a great team.

The tasks of the Asbestos Analyst/Surveyor Technician consist of:

  • Investigation of building fabric works as part of a survey team
  • Willingness to work as part of a team in changing environmental situations. This could include working outside undertaking soil investigation work, to working in a Grade II listed building or surveying a tanker in the Atlantic ocean
  • Undergoing in-house training towards professional RSPH Level 3 Award in Air Monitoring and Clearance Procedures and RSPH Level 3 Award in Asbestos Surveying courses
  • Learning to log technical data into Lucion's in-house built mobile app, NexGen
  • Adherence to accreditation requirements and aspects which underpin our Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental systems.
  • Self motivated learning in conjunction with support from your mentor
  • Successful completion of Lucion's Academy Programme including the RSPH qualifications
  • Any other reasonable duties as requested by members of the Operational management team

The Ideal Candidate

  • Educated to GCSE level or equivalent
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Positive attitude towards learning new technical proficiencies
  • Practical hands on skills
  • Using your own initiative if working alone
  • Strong work ethic, and the ability to work effectively and intuitively
  • Flexible and adaptable approach (including out-of-hours working)
  • Proactive approach to learning
  • Attention to detail for accurate data
  • Well organised and works well under pressure
  • Hands on experience of using IT equipment
  • Full & Valid Manual UK Driving Licence

Package Description

We know that people are at their best when they are in a positive working environment, where they are encouraged to use their skills and where they have the opportunity to progress and become fulfilled. We want to attract and retain quality people so we have put together the following package of benefits:

Lifestyle & Family

  • 25 Days annual leave in addition to bank holidays
  • Employer matched pension contribution scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme – when you need support, we make sure it’s readily available for you from an independent provider 24/7 365 days a year
  • Wellbeing centre – access to healthy eating ideas, work outs and mediation guides
  • Discounts & cashback platform – exclusive access to deals from over 800 retailers where you can both spend money and earn cashback on every day expenses
  • Referral bonus – as a growing company, we are always looking to bring in talented individuals that fit our community. If you recommend someone that joins us, you’ll be rewarded every time.
  • Healthcare cashback scheme - claim back the cost of every day healthcare bills - from fillings and acupuncture to a new pair of specs. Our scheme also provides access to GP services 24/7 and expert health information.
  • Supportive family policies - whatever your parenting journey is, we will offer support when you need it.
  • Enhanced parental leave - we stand above other companies in our field, offering a significantly enhanced scheme for maternity and paternity leave.

Tools to do the job

  • Company Van & Equipment - we'll make sure you're fully equipped to do the job in hand. As well as receiving your own company van you'll get all of the relevant equipment, PPE and uniform provided.
  • Overtime rates - including travel time, and overtime-plus covering weekends and nights that increase with experience - once qualified
  • Working away allowances for both short term and long term working away - once qualified
  • Paid travel - contributing to your core 40 hour week, allowing you to achieve the enhanced hourly rate. 
  • NexGen - our award-winning software is completely unique to the Lucion Group. Developed in-house, NexGen gathers all data relating to a project, ensuring processes are streamlined and efficient for both our team and our clients. 

Environmental

  • Electric car salary sacrifice scheme – lease a fully electric car through salary sacrifice, paying for it out of your gross salary before tax and national insurance is calculated.
  • Cycle to work scheme - whether you want a new bike, equipment or both, Cycle to Work will save you from 32% to 47% on the total cost.
  • Environmental initiatives - each year we take part in World Environment Day initiatives to continue in our mission to protect people and planet, such as planting trees and seagrass as part of biodiversity regeneration projects.

Working Culture

  • Our Social Value Fund gives our people the chance to make a positive difference. Our employees can request financial support for sponsorship or donations and volunteering leave for causes that matter to them.
  • Social events – held at regular intervals allowing you to spend some down time with your colleagues.
  • Charity sports events – fancy taking part in a half marathon or a sponsored bike ride? We’re always looking at ways we can offer our services or sponsorship to give something back to our people and local communities.
  • Connected communication systems - online chat, working groups for things you’re passionate about, blogs, employee representative groups and more.
  • Team meetings - we love to get together (in person or online) whenever we can, to discuss what we’re up to within our team and the wider Lucion community.
  • Long term career development – we have a nationwide presence with more than 500 employees operating across 12 specialist sectors including energy, healthcare, offshore, infrastructure, agriculture and land development. This means we can offer a wide range of career opportunities to those who share our commitment to making a positive difference to the environment.

About the Company

Lucion is a purpose-driven, beyond net-zero company, dedicated to protecting people from hazardous environments and protecting the environment from the impacts of people. Our name, Luc (to illuminate) / ion (to take action), reflects our purpose, to shed light on challenges and take action.

We facilitate the sustainable development of clients across 12 key sectors worldwide providing risk mitigation services through inspection, assessment and advisory services. Our commitment to quality across those areas is reflected in our ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 45001 accreditations. We are the first choice for a safer and more sustainable future.

When you join Lucion you join more than just another set of work colleagues; we are a like-minded community with a shared vision. That vision is simple: we are committed to protecting people and the planet.

When you come to work with us you soon realise how important our role is in keeping people safe and the environment protected. In return you will have the backing and support of colleagues who will always help each other, not just some days, but every day.

We have a clear purpose and a shared set of values, embedded into everything that we do. We would love you to help shape them in the future!

Lucion is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to treating all individuals in a fair and equal manner by creating an inclusive and open environment. 

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