Become an Auditor

As a growing UKAS accredited certification body in the United Kingdom, we are inviting applications from highly motivated individuals seeking a career (or to extend their existing auditing career) as a management systems auditor. We need auditors to conduct ISO management system audits across a wide range of sectors, including:

  • Manufacturing (metals and fabrication)
  • Manufacturing (machinery and equipment)
  • Manufacturing (electrical and optical equipment)
  • Manufacturing (concrete and concrete products for the construction industry)
  • Construction and Engineering
  • Education
  • Information Security
  • Services and Public Sector

Essential skills and qualifications

Auditor characteristics

Auditors should be open-minded; possess sound judgement, analytical skills and tenacity; have the ability to perceive situations in a realistic way, to understand complex operations from a broad perspective, and to understand the role of individual units within the overall organisation.

Customer facing skills

Auditors shall demonstrate excellent customer service skills at all times. As a certification body we have a job to do and that is to gather evidence to demonstrate conformance or otherwise. In carrying this out, the auditor must have excellence in customer service at the forefront of their minds.

Personal attributes

  • Obtain and assess objective evidence fairly
  • Remain true to the purpose of the audit without fear or favour
  • Constantly evaluate the effects of audit observations
  • Avoid deviation from the audit due to distractions
  • React well to stressful situations
  • Continuously communicate to avoid surprises
  • Remain true to a conclusion (based on evidence) despite pressure

Qualifications and work experience

There is no one-size fits-all when it comes to what makes a successful and effective auditor. We are looking for an all-rounder in business, specifically in one of the sectors mentioned above, but our criteria considers any or all of the following:

  • Qualifications in the industry or sector (post-secondary, degree or diploma)
  • Work experience in the industry (which demonstrated good knowledge of the industry)
  • Other indirect experience which could include: audit experience, consultancy experience, etc.

It is preferable that you have attended and passed an auditor training course in one or more of the following management system standards:

  • Quality management (ISO 9001:2015)
  • Environmental management (ISO 14001:2015)
  • Occupational health and safety (ISO 45001:2018, OHSAS 18001:2007 and/or SSIP)
  • Information security (ISO 27001:2013)
  • Other ISO standards