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Intertek Overview

London, England (UK)
10000+ employees
Company - Public (ITRK)
Research & Development
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

Intertek – Why Work For Us?

For more than 127 years, companies around the world have depended on Intertek to ensure the quality and safety of their products, processes and systems.

We go beyond testing, inspecting and certifying products; we help customers improve performance, gain efficiencies in manufacturing and logistics, overcome market constraints, and reduce risk. We’ve earned a reputation for helping our customers increase the value of their products, gain competitive advantage, and develop trusted brands. Through our services we help our clients to minimise the adverse health and environmental impact of their products and processes for the benefit of society as a whole.

Intertek is the industry leader with more than 30,000 people in 1,000 locations in over 100 countries. Whether your business is local or global, we can ensure your products meet quality, health, environmental, safety, and social accountability standards for virtually any market around the world. We hold extensive global accreditations, recognitions, and agreements, and our knowledge of and expertise in overcoming regulatory, market, and supply chain hurdles is unrivaled.

Intertek can sharpen your competitive edge

  • With reliable testing and certification for faster regulatory approval
  • Through rapid, efficient entry to virtually any market in the world
  • With total quality assurance across your supply chain
  • Through innovative leadership in meeting social accountability standards
  • By reducing cost and minimizing health, safety, and security risks
  • By becoming a TRUSTED BRAND


  • Advisor
  • Auditing
  • Certification
  • Consulting
  • Evaluation
  • Inspection
  • Outsourcing
  • Quality Assurance
  • Risk Management
  • Sustainability
  • Business Assurance
  • Testing
  • Training
  • Validation


  • Aerospace & Automotive
  • Building Products
  • Chemicals
  • Consumer Goods & Retail
  • Electrical & Electronic
  • Energy
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Government & Trade
  • Industrial & Manufacturing
  • IT & Telecoms
  • Medical & Pharmaceutical
  • Minerals
  • Textiles, Apparel & Footwear
  • Toys, Games & Hardlines

​​A career with Intertek offers rewarding opportunities to help companies around the world develop products that are used safely by millions of people every day.​​

Intertek is the trusted advisor to many of the world’s leading brands, companies and governments, and has earned a reputation for accuracy, reliability, integrity, and technical competence. Our services take us into nearly every field, from textiles, toys and electronics, to building, heating, pharmaceuticals, petroleum, food, and cargo scanning.

In a world where a company’s success depends on its reputation for quality, safety, and socially responsible products and processes, Intertek employees make a difference.

Join the global team at Intertek and work with some of the best, brightest, and most inspiring people in the testing, inspection, and certification industry.

Who We Are: We place value on creativity, personal responsibility, and building trust in our relationships with colleagues and customers. We strive to create a productive, collaborative work environment that encourages each employee to contribute toward achieving our business objectives. We promote a culture where motivated customer-oriented employees can flourish, experience professional fulfillment and reach their highest potential. We also support our employees in their contribution to the communities in which they live.

Customer Focus: Through our industry knowledge, experience and technical expertise, we add value to our customers’ products, enhance their processes, and increase their competitive advantage. This drives everything we do. Our goal is to develop innovative solutions that facilitate our customers’ success in the global marketplace and, most important, build consumer confidence in their products and services.

Training and Development: We encourage employees to grow their skills through structured career development and training so that they can enhance their personal and professional growth and development.

Diversity: We are a diverse company of more than 30,000 employees in 1,000 laboratories and offices in over 100 countries around the world. We derive competitive strength from our employees’ cultural values and relationships within the communities in they live and work. Our commitment is to honor the individual strengths of all employees and help them reach their potential.

Salary and Benefits: We offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, vacation plans and other great benefits packages in each country in which we operate.

The best way to learn about Intertek is to read what our employees have to say about their experiences working here.

Stephen Southern

General Manager; Intertek Commodities, Indonesia & Papua New Guinea

"As a truly global company, Intertek offers managers unequalled opportunities to develop their skills and experience across geographical, cultural and technical boundaries. . .resulting in greater personal satisfaction of a job done well. Operational and financial targets are set high and employees are given opportunities to achieve them and rewarded for achieving targets. "

Tyrone Cowland

Regional Manager; Intertek Minerals Division, South Africa

"I have been employed by Genalysis Laboratory Services, which was acquired by Intertek, for over ten years. I started in a very junior position and was promoted through several departments and divisions. It was through the encouragement offered to me by my superiors, the extensive resources and opportunities offered by Intertek that I have managed to obtain a senior position at a relatively young age. Intertek has supported many employees including myself in reaching a very rewarding goal in my career and I look forward to the future."

Lucina German

Administrative Manager; Intertek Commodities, Mexico

"I started my career in Intertek in February 1998 in reception at our Mexico office. Soon I was given an opportunity to be a part of the team conducting equipment audit for the Code of Conduct of Disney and the team conducting Transition Audit calculation processes for GE coordinated throughout Mexico, Central and South America. I have had the opportunity to work with global clients as coordinator of projects; now I have moved to the role of an administrative manager. To work in Intertek is the best work experience of my life and I feel very proud to be part of this great organization. Intertek changed my life in all the aspects."

Monang Pasaribu

Manager; Coal, Ores & Concentrates, Intertek Minerals Division, Indonesia

"I joined Intertek after graduating with a degree in chemistry in 1995. After three years learning analytical techniques in the Jakarta laboratory as a chemist, Intertek gave me an opportunity to become a member of the commissioning team to open a mine site Lab (Newmont Nusa Tenggara) where I was able to further develop my knowledge of chemistry and management. In 2005, the Company again gave me an opportunity as manager of their new Coal Division, to establish two coal laboratories on the island of Kalimantan. I believe that Intertek is a great place to work."

 Interested in learning more about the types of work and expertise you can achieve at Intertek? Follow the Intertek blogs written on a variety of topics across industries around the globe.

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    One of the best inspection companies to work for in the industry. I love the floating holidays and the 4 on 4 off schedule is either straight days or nights, never rotating. Management seems to work really well with all employees. This lab is ran very well and to be honest I'm impressed.


    Only major Con about this place is the cleanliness of the lab. Other shifts will not wash and put away glassware.

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    Keep up the good work!

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Intertek Interviews



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    The hiring process consists of filling out an application and/or submitting a resume online via the company website. As with many other companies, it helps (although not imperative) to know someone on the inside. In some cases they will already know the candidate they intend to hire, but you may get an interview anyhow. The interview is more of a tour of the facility and general conversation than an interview. I would suggest doing some research and coming up with some questions that would lend the interviewer to believe that you have some experience or at least some insight as to what the job entails.

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Intertek Awards & Accolades

  • Continued Commitment Award, Cathay Pacific China Business Awards, 2011
  • Large Cap Business of the Year, National Business Awards - UK, 2010

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