Element Materials Technology

Trainee Test Engineer

Job Locations UK-IOW-Wednesbury


Element has an opportunity for a Trainee Test Engineer to join our growing team in Wednesbury. This is a great opportunity to develop your engineering career within a global TIC business. Element exists to help make certain that the materials, products and processes that we test, inspect and certify for our customers are always safe, quality, compliant and fit for purpose. 


  • Preparing and calibrating all laboratory test equipment to UKAS and OEM requirements
  • Preparation of test samples / specimens and fixture preparation
  • Testing materials and components to various specifications & standards
  • Preparing and compiling test reports when required
  • Adhering to regulations and laboratory policies regarding health and safety
  • Maintaining accurate and systematic records in accordance with documented procedures
  • Performing tasks as assigned by the Senior Laboratory staff
  • Ensure all Quality and H&S procedures are fully adhered to
  • Maintaining a clean and hygienic working environment
  • Maintain high standards of housekeeping strictly

Skills / Qualifications

  • A good general education including GCSE’s in English, Maths and Sciences or equivalent
  • Experience in working in a test environment is preferred but not essential
  • Experience in operating workshop machinery is preferred but not essential 
  • An inquisitive approach to learn about product engineering and testing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Confident, punctual and well organised
  • The ability to develop strong working relationships with both colleagues & clients
  • The ability to work to tight deadlines

Company Overview

We are Element, one of the fastest growing testing, inspection, certification and calibration businesses in the world.


We deliver critical services in Materials Testing, Product Qualification Testing, Certification, Device Calibration and Advisory Services to the Aerospace, Oil and Gas, Transportation, Industrials, Fire and Building product, Infrastructure and other leading sectors, where failure in service is simply not an option.


Everything we do helps our customers to build better products; get their products to market on time; save them time and money; and minimize the risk associated with product development and production.


Our mission is simple: to be the best testing partner in the world and together we strive towards a common vision of becoming the world’s most trusted testing partner.


We have four values that we strive to live by every single day.

  • Safety - We keep our colleagues and visitors safe
  • Integrity - We act honestly and fairly to do the right thing
  • Excellence - We set new standards of excellence in everything we do
  • Partnership - We work together for the benefit of our customers

When combined with our mission and vision, the ethos this creates, enables Element to deliver one thing. CERTAINTY.  We exist to help make certain that the materials and products we test, inspect, certify and calibrate for our customers are safe, quality, compliant and fit for purpose.

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: race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, and/or protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.

TIC Council Statement

Element is proud to be a full member of the Testing, Inspection & Certification Council (the “TIC Council”), an international association representing independent testing, inspection and certification companies. 


Members of the TIC Council must implement and abide by the TIC Council Compliance Code. Element has therefore issued an overarching Code of Conduct which is supported by our Compliance Programme. A copy of the Code of Conduct and more information about our Compliance Programme can be found in the Governance and Integrity section of www.element.com


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