Are you a Civil or Structural Engineering graduate with an interest in concrete? If so this could be your ideal role…
The business make adhesives that stick concrete to steel, and part of your role will be to make sure that bond is strong, and see how much pressure it can support. This is done by testing houses, so you will be in regular contact with them. The products are sold to 80 countries across the World (some Tropical, some very cold) and need to be suited to all. They are guaranteed for 100 years, and need to prove it will last that long. There will be different standards and approval bodies across different countries.
You will also be providing technical expertise and advice, for example to colleagues in the sales department.
On the commercial side, you will be keeping up to date and contributing to the technical aspects of market research, including benchmarking, competitor product design and performance, potential applications, and relevant approval needs. You will keep tabs on new demands, trends and standards and propose relevant test programmes for consideration by management.
The role is mainly office based, with lots of phone work. You will be working with one other person, and reporting to a Manager with 30 years of experience in R+D, quality control, and research. So there is loads that you can learn.
It is a stable business with 100 staff, and has recently been taken over by a global business. Turnover is £25 Million. There are good long-term career prospects.