Benefits and Personal Development

Our people are at the heart of everything we do, which is why we have worked hard to create a supportive and engaging culture, where individuals are given the opportunity to fulfil their true potential. At Bureau Veritas you can benefit from a busy and varied client facing environment, working with market leaders across a wide range of sectors. We also offer a leading personal development programme, together with a wide range of benefits, which can be flexed according to your own personal situation – creating a unique benefits package that is specific to you.

Benefits for you

Our benefits package includes:

  • Ongoing training and development, including professional fees
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Enhanced pension package – we double your contributions up to 8%
  • Private medical insurance
  • Life assurance
  • Company vehicle or allowance for some roles
  • Friendly work environment including social functions

Additional, flexible benefits available for qualifying employees include:

  • Private dental cover
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Retail vouchers
  • Personal accident cover
  • Partner life assurance
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Dental insurance
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Travel insurance
  • Gourmet society
  • Gym membership
  • Discounts on retail and leisure brands

People development programmes

We believe it is important for any organisation to make the most of the skills, knowledge and experience of its people. We recognise that everyone in our business has talents that contribute to our success, which is why we provide a full range of training, development and education solutions, covering both initial and ongoing training. This includes:

Annual personal performance and development review: Used to identify areas for further personal or professional development.

Grow Your Talent Programme: Open for colleagues across Europe to apply annually, this programme seeks to develop functional expertise and leadership capability using a mixture of project based and group workshops. Work within a peer group with Executive level mentors – many of our former Grow Your Talent members have gone on to leadership roles.

‘Engage’ programme: For functional and lower management employees, to provide insights into topics such as commerciality, project management, leadership development.

‘Inspire’ programme: Taking the principles of ’Engage’ to the next level for middle management colleagues.

Engineer surveyor training programme

If that’s not enough, we also offer specialist training for specific roles, to maintain standards and ensure technical excellence across our business. This includes a specially tailored induction training programme for new starters, together with a bespoke field training programme for a period of between six and 16 weeks, depending on previous experience.Once the field training phase is complete all Engineer Surveyors are required to pass an industry standard (SAFed SS01) exam, which assesses technical knowledge. Feedback from the field training is also reviewed and providing everything is satisfactory, employees are passed as being competent and ready to start carrying out thorough examinations. Continued support is, of course, still provided via the team network and a training mentor.

The final part of the initial training is to obtain the SAFed H&S Passport, which is an industry requirement for all surveyors and demonstrates both to the business and our customers that you understand best practice health and safety arrangements specifically tailored to working as an Engineer Surveyor.

PATH programme for engineers

We have also introduced the PATH programme, offering a career development programme for engineers, in either a management or technical capacity. PATH supports our engineering team leaders and technical experts, allowing them to continuously develop skills and harness opportunities within their field. It is also an opportunity for engineers joining the business to have access to a structured pathway to become team leaders themselves.

PATH represents:

P: Production delivery and efficiency

A: Attitude for client excellence when onsite  

T: Technical and acting as a trainer for others

H: Higher skills and becoming multi/duel skilled

Each of these areas have been incorporated into each stage of the programme.

All Bureau Veritas engineers have been enrolled onto the PATH programme, which runs over a two year period and combines face-to-face and flexible e-learning, carried out by the PATH team of in-house training managers, technical team and line managers. PATH is also supported by the Bureau Veritas HR team. Our clients have also been incredibly supportive and can see the value in the initiative. They have offered support by sharing in-house technical competency and customer training when relevant, as well as access to training facilities where multiple types of assets may be in one location.