BMAC Careers Guide 2012: BSI

Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013

Company name:  BSI

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Head office: 389 Chiswick High Road, London, W4 4AL

Number of Employees: 2,500+



Company summary

Our aim is making excellence a habit. As the business standards company, BSI helps over 65,000 clients worldwide adopt standards of best practice and turn them into habits of excellence. Since 1901, we've worked with organisations to help them perform better, manage their risks effectively, and grow sustainably. Our people understand the challenges organisations face and have the skills to recognise where excellence can be achieved. That's why companies can trust us to help them become Britain's most admired.

Promotion and development 

Our business is enabling others to perform better and become more successful, so you'd expect us to do the same by our own people - and we do. Bringing out the best in our people is essential to the way we do business. Our development programmes and training ensure everyone has the skills to be effective in their role, and unleash their full potential. We want people to come to us for a career, not just a job.

Diversity, social responsibility

As a dynamic business with over 2,500 people in 28 countries, and clients in every industry and walk of life, diversity is part of our day-to-day culture. We believe in an inclusive workplace that leverages the talent and ideas of our diverse teams. Our efforts don't stop there - we think about our responsibilities to all our stakeholders, we encourage and empower our employees to get involved, and we are implementing the Social Responsibility Standard (ISO 26000) to ensure our actions match our words.

Pay and benefits

At BSI we know we wouldn't be successful without our people. We expect a lot but we also give a lot: it's our way of thanking our people for doing a great job and recognising their talent. We have everything you would expect from a company that believes in excellence, like competitive remuneration, above-average holiday entitlement and a first-rate pension plan. But that's not all ... we have a complete package of benefits to fit different lifestyles and enhance our people's wellbeing.

Company culture

Our employees know what makes BSI a great company to work in: it's them. Teams that are client-focused, performance minded and committed to continual business improvement; experts in their field who are passionate about what they do. At BSI we cultivate the highest degree of integrity, skill and professionalism which, as a result, helps us make excellence a habit for ourselves as well as our clients.

Environment and sustainability

We help our clients tackle the ever-changing issues of sustainability and we practise what we preach. Our commitment to being a responsible world citizen includes implementing the Environmental Management Standard ISO 14001, reducing our carbon footprint through energy saving and recycling our waste.


As a company with a commitment to continual improvement and innovation at its core, we are a pioneer in the development of standards at a national and international level. We shape standards that capture best practice, and structure the knowledge all organisations need to succeed through our state-of the art information publishing platform.


From assessment to sales, from testing to training, from shaping standards to product certification, and much more - whatever you're passionate about you'll find a challenge to suit you at BSI. Our UK people work across the country either onsite with clients or at one of our offices (London, Milton Keynes, Hemel Hempstead, Loughborough and Lancaster), so wherever you're based, an exciting career could be closer than you think. Go to

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