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Vehicle Certification Agency

Vehicle Certification Agency

VCA is an Executive Agency of the United Kingdom Department for Transport and the United Kingdom's national approval authority for new road vehicles, agricultural tractors and off-road vehicles. Our status allows close links with the UK Government and European policy formulation and enforcement of vehicle safety and environmental standards. We bring the authority and back-up of Government, but with the freedom to react to your changing needs.

Our main headquarters office is in Bristol, with an office and test facilities on the MIRA site at Nuneaton and an office at the Millbrook Proving Ground near Milton Keynes. Worldwide we have offices in the US (long established offices in Northville Michigan, and Ashland Ohio), Asia-Pacific (Japan), Malaysia, China, India, Italy and Australia. We also have agents in many other locations around the world, enabling us to satisfy the needs of vehicle manufacturers wherever they are based.

We pride ourselves in providing expert international test and certification services for vehicles and vehicle parts. Our approval certificates are recognised without question throughout the European Community and the wider group of countries belonging to the European Economic Area and the Geneva-based United Nations organisation (ECE).

We currently employ around 150 staff in a variety of administrative, engineering, auditing and
specialist roles throughout our offices

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Our Values

VCA values and utilises the potential and strengths of all staff in the Agency by treating people as individuals, embracing variety, rejecting prejudice and accommodating changes in working patterns. VCA believes that using a flexible people management approach motivates staff and creates an environment that enables all members of the Agency to be productive.

Diversity

We are an Equal opprunities Employer. Our staff are entitled to receive fair and equal treatment in all areas of their working life, irrespective of your race. ethnic or national origin, age, religion, belief, sex, gender identity, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, working pattern, employment status, caring responsibilities or trade union membership. 

Benefits at Vehicle Certification Agency

List of all the benefits that Vehicle Certification Agency are offering their employees. Benefits may vary depending on role, location and length of service.

  • Pension Scheme
  • Bonus Scheme
  • Discount Scheme
  • Flexible Working
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Extensive Travel Opportunities

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