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Working at SATRA

A career at SATRA offers the opportunity to learn new things, to truly work as part of a team, and to enhance the consumer experience through applying our values to everything that we do. SATRA is recognised throughout the world for providing technical knowledge and expertise for numerous products industries.

We believe in equality and diversity and strive to be the best we can be as an employer through our commitment to recognising the individual strengths of all our employees and supporting them to reach their full potential.

We encourage ambition, passion and drive, alongside the ability to follow procedures and see a job through to the end. If you are someone who is able to go back to first principles in order to solve a problem then there is an opportunity waiting for you at SATRA.

At SATRA we appreciate the importance of both new and existing talent and how important it is for the future growth of our company. To support this we offer formal programmes (Graduate Training Scheme; Industrial Placement Scheme; Engineering Apprentice Programme) as well as further studies and development programmes for our existing employees. We invest in our employees and encourage them to grow and develop with us.

Our employees make SATRA what it is today and we are proud to recognise their value and contribution to the success of the business.

Staff benefits include 25 – 30 days (service related) annual leave; life assurance; a group personal pension plan; income protection; private medical insurance; free parking; flexible working hours; and subsidised dining facilities.

How to apply

Download an application form in either PDF or Word document format. Fill this in electronically and email it to or alternatively fill it out by hand and return by post.

Whichever format you use to apply for a vacancy you should also complete an Equal Opportunity Questionnaire. Again, this is available in PDF or Word document format.

Please return completed forms to SATRA using the contact details above.

Application Form: PDF or Word document

Equal Opportunity Questionnaire: PDF or Word document

Current vacancies:



We have a vacancy for an Electronic/Electrical Design Engineer to work in our Test Equipment Department.

The key responsibilities of this role will be to provide an electrical design and development capability to the Test Equipment Department. To produce electrical drawings, prototypes and develop new concepts. To develop new designs, produce electrical drawings for new equipment and to modify existing products as required. You will need to be a team player, able to communicate verbally, by telephone and email with customers and suppliers both internally and externally.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of electrical engineering and be able to provide technical support when required.

It is essential that the successful candidate has the appropriate technical qualification.

Auto CAD/Inventor experience would be beneficial as would programming languages/software development skills.

Experience of MRP systems would also be advantageous.

There will be a possibility of travel in the UK and abroad. The role is generally office/workshop based with the expected level of documentation as is commensurate with a position such as this.

Interested candidates should send through a copy of their latest CV and covering letter to our email address.

Salary circa £27,756 p.a.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 27th November 2017.

No media or agency enquiries please.



We have a vacancy for a Technologist to work in our Chemical and Analytical Technology Business Centre.

The role will involve customer liaison, scheduling workloads, producing accurate detailed reports to strict deadlines, seminar presentations, supervisory responsibilities and carrying out a variety of non-routine chemical testing using wet and instrumental chemical techniques.Previous analytical experience is essential.

Candidates must have at least ‘A’ level qualifications in a science subject and ideally mathematics. A degree level qualification in chemistry or related subject would be desirable. The successful candidate should be familiar with chemical instrumentation such as GC-MS, UV-Vis and FT-IR; be able to demonstrate a methodical approach to work and a meticulous eye for detail.

Salary circa £19,072 p.a.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday 28th November 2017.

No media or agency enquiries please.



We have a vacancy for an Assistant Accountant to work in our Finance Department.

Reporting to the Chief Accountant the successful candidate will provide financial and accounting support and advice to the UK based finance team; the SATRA China Office team; and other SATRA business areas. The job holder will take overall responsibility for maintaining monthly balance sheet reconciliations for key accounts; VAT, Intrastrat and ECSL reporting; and managing currency accounts and revaluations. The role will also require an active involvement in the monthly payroll administration process, and ownership of the member subscription renewal process. Other responsibilities will include monitoring of capital approvals and expenditure; including budget reconciliation and the asset register.

The Assistant Accountant role will take on the designated Deputy role for the Chief Accountant in their absence which will include the preparation of management accounts and forecasts.

Candidates must have proven multi-discipline accounts department experience including involvement in the production of monthly management accounts. Preferably AAT qualified (or equivalent), the successful candidate will demonstrate their abilities as a team player, capable of developing others in order to strengthen the overall departmental skills matrix. Strong Excel skills are a prerequisite of the position. An understanding of the consolidation of accounts and some experience of accounting for foreign currency transactions would also be desirable characteristics.

Salary circa £26,000 p.a.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 6th December 2017.

No media or agency enquiries please.



We have vacancies for two Laboratory Technicians to work in our Footwear Testing Business Centre.

Your main role would be to conduct various routine testing of footwear, luggage, clothing, accessories and automotive components. Other responsibilities will include stores maintenance, laboratory housekeeping and sample preparation.

Candidates must have GCSEs in Maths, English and Science at Grade C or above or an NVQ level 2 in a relevant subject and be familiar with MS Word and Excel. The successful candidate will be expected to work to deadlines, to produce accurate, detailed results and also be able to work independently and as part of the laboratory team.

You must be computer literate and be able to demonstrate good organisation, time management and planning skills. Attention to detail is essential. Previous test laboratory experience would be an advantage, however full training will be given.

A full driving licence and the ability to travel are desirable.

Flexibility, tenacity and a ‘can-do attitude’ are key requisites of the role. Within the guidelines of the flexible working system, candidates should be able and willing to work their contracted hours between the hours of 7am and 7pm if required.

Salary circa £14,997 p.a.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 8th December 2017.

No media or agency enquiries please.