From Vehicle Type Approval to the packaging of Dangerous Goods, help us to deliver a safer and cleaner environment.

Our staff are responsible for making a real difference to public safety and the environment. By joining us, you will be part of a global agency known for its long standing reputation in providing services of the highest quality. You will work with other experienced professionals, who are passionate, dedicated and always pushing to learn more.

Our teams are spread across the globe. Our head office is located in Bristol, and we have offices and testing facilities in Nuneaton, Milton Keynes and Leatherhead. As we serve a global automotive industry, we also have offices in the US, Japan, China, India and Australia. The global nature of our work presents opportunities for our staff to travel and take up secondments abroad. Interested to hear more? Read on to learn more about the amazing benefits available to our staff.


Find out what jobs are available on the Civil Service Careers website.

Help us continue to develop a diverse team

At VCA we all play an active role in developing an inclusive workplace. We are already an incredibly diverse organisation but we are committed to building on this still further.

We believe that by being an inclusive workplace, where everyone is valued, we are more motivated, higher performing and more committed to our team.

We welcome all applications, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, social background, religious beliefs, ethnicity or age.

Your Learning and Career Development with us

Our people are at the forefront of what we do. That is why we invest heavily in the professional development and support of our teams.  From bespoke training packages, professional qualifications and the wider civil service learning platform, we empower our leaders and develop our teams.

From your first day with us, you will have access to a wide ranging learning and development portfolio designed to give you the right tools at the right time. In these ever evolving times, we continue to build on our learning and development portfolio to provide a tailored development agenda for our team’s ever changing needs.

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The exciting thing about managing a global operation is the opportunity it gives us to celebrate our diversity and create an environment where we can work effectively together. Inclusion is what we do to ensure all our different kinds of people can thrive and succeed.

Paul Higgs
Chief Operating Officer
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Have you heard about our Graduate Training Scheme?

The graduate scheme is a two year training scheme after which, subject to performance, you will remain in the team, taking on the full duties of a Type Approval Engineer. You will be supported in your journey to either Chartered (CEng) or Incorporated (IEng) status as you are assigned a mentor and will do a series of placements to build your skill base and see different sides of the automotive industry.

Find out more about the scheme