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What do I wear on my first day?

On a day to day basis, the workwear at BRE is varied; reflecting the range of jobs that people do here.

Lab Based Roles

Our lab-based technicians generally wear cargo trousers and polo shirts. It is usually more appropriate to wear less formal, more comfortable and warmer clothes. The labs can get cold and you will need to be able to move around comfortably.

Customer Facing and Home-Based Roles

You are not expected to wear a suit to work, however we ask that you dress professionally.

It is a good idea to have some formal outfits for meetings with clients or for giving presentations, but in general, we go for a more comfortable smart-casual look.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

If you are going to be doing practice work in your role, you will be supplied with the suitable PPE such as a hard hat, goggles etc. Ask your line manager about what items you might need, and make sure you feel safe and comfortable in your work. If you have any questions about PPE or Health & Safety in general, contact a member of the Health & Safety team.