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BSI Group Overview

London, England
1001 to 5000 employees
1901
Company - Private
Research & Development
£100 to £500 million (GBP) per year
BSI is the business standards company that helps over 86,000 clients worldwide adopt standards of best practice and turn them into habits of excellence. Over 4,000 colleagues work across 193 countries - they understand the challenges organizations face and have the skills to ... Read more

Mission: Our clients range from high profile brands to small companies - we support them throughout their journey to adopting standards, from the initial shaping of a standard to its embedding within an organization.
We couldn’t do any of this without our people ... Read more

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BSI Group – Why Work For Us?


At BSI, we grow businesses and people across the world. We combine experience and knowledge with exploring new markets to enable our clients to thrive. Our people enable us to innovate and deliver excellence, establishing BSI as a world leader in our market.

A career with BSI is a career with real impact. We’re the business standards company that makes a profound difference to organizations, people and societies all across the globe. A difference for clients spanning the widest range of industries – from healthcare, food and construction to automotive and aerospace.

We challenge complacency and mediocrity, shape best practice, accelerate innovation, build resilience and embed excellence. And if that sounds exciting today, the future looks even more so. Join 4,500 passionate and expert colleagues and you’ll do truly worthwhile work.

Formed in 1901 by Sir John Wolfe-Barry - the man who designed London’s Tower Bridge - BSI was the world’s first National Standards Body. The original BSI committee met for the first time on the day Queen Victoria died – 22 January 1901. One of the first standards it went on to publish related to steel sections for tramways.

The BSI Kitemark was first registered by BSI on 12 June 1903 – the same year in which Harley Davidson, Crayola crayons and the Tour de France were born. Originally known as the British Standard Mark, it has grown into one of Britain’s most important and most recognized consumer quality marks.

BSI has played a leading role in developing a new generation of standards to help organizations become better governed and more responsible such as anti-bribery, organizational governance and asset management. BSI has also increased collaboration with experts in new fields such as smart cities, nanotechnologies, cell therapy and Building Information Modelling (BIM). 

British Standards continue to inspire international standardization: BS 8901 for sustainability management systems for events inspired ISO 20121 which was used in 2012 by the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG)and by the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games for truly sustainable events.

As a result of these strategic moves, and through more than a century of growth, BSI now delivers a comprehensive business services portfolio to clients, helping them raise their performance and enhance their competitiveness worldwide.

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We see our people as a diverse community of experts. And we want each to use their talent to the max. Here, you’ll enjoy a range of opportunities to expand your skill sets, knowledge and responsibilities. You’ll enjoy external and internal training, stretch projects and promotion opportunities.

But development goes way beyond just the formal structures. At BSI, you’ll be part of an ecosystem of talent and knowhow. You’ll work alongside thousands of colleagues and industry-expert partners, learning something from each and every one.

Making careers rewarding and recognizing people is something we take extremely seriously. What we offer will flex slightly depending on where in the world you work, but our packages are always defined by our core principle: supporting your financial, personal and professional wellbeing.

Benefits include:

  • Medical Insurance – gives you access to comprehensive quality medical care when you need it – employee cover is paid for by BSI
  • Contributory Stakeholder Pension – up to a maximum of 8% employer contribution.
  • Income Protection Insurance – 50% of salary for 5 years if you’re unable to work (paid for by BSI when you join the pension)
  • Dental Insurance – for you, your partner and your children
  • Critical Illness Insurance – for you, your partner and your children
  • Childcare Vouchers – provides significant tax and NI savings towards childcare costs
  • Annual leave flex – trade up to 3 days up or down.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme – save tax and NI when you spend up to £1,000 on a bike and kit
  • Personal Travel Insurance – cover for you and your family when on holiday
  • Health Screening – personal MOT for you and your partner
  • Health Cash Plan – money towards everyday healthcare bills
  • Personal Accident Insurance – for you, your partner and your children
  • Direct Benefits - Discounted retail vouchers, holidays, gym membership, visitor attractions, etc.

Additional benefits

In addition to core benefits provided to you by BSI, there are also a range of other benefits available depending on eligibility / personal circumstance.

  • Company Car / Car Allowance
  • Interest free Season Ticket Loan
  • Learning and Development Opportunities
  • Give As You Earn
  • Flexitime
  • Flexible Working
  • Maternity and Parental leave

BSI has an international reach with a start-up culture. This approach inspires our ambitions for the future, a drive for continual improvement and a commitment to your career trajectory that few can match. If you can bring professional expertise, incurable curiosity, intellectual agility, a flair for teamwork and endless integrity, you have all the tools you need to make a profound difference here.

BSI Group Reviews

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    Pros

    Honestly the best place I have worked and a nice environment in Loughborough. Great flexibility, benefits, pension, holiday allowance and variety. Good opportunities available for those willing to work for them which to be honest I think is fair. There have been a number of reviews on here and I really don’t recognise the place that they describe as it’s not what I have experienced. There is a good team ethic and people are generally happy to help if you need it. I would say it’s very much moving in the right direction and would recommend working here.

    Cons

    There really aren’t many bad things. Yes there are bits that need sorting and improvement (where isn’t there?) but there seems a desire for this to happen from everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Tackle things quicker.

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BSI Group Photos

BSI Group photo of: Colleagues enjoy an energising game of table football at lunchtime
BSI Group photo of: Great spaces to meet and innovate in our redeveloped Chiswick offices
BSI Group photo of: Our new eating space in the Chiswick office
BSI Group photo of: Our new eating space in the Chiswick office
BSI Group photo of: The UK team celebrate 5 years at their Kitemark Court offices
BSI Group photo of: The UK team celebrate 5 years at their Kitemark Court offices
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BSI Group Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at BSI Group (Milton Keynes, England) in August 2018.

    Interview

    Initial phone call with a member of the Recruitment team followed by a telephone interview with the hiring manager. I was then invited to a face to face interview the following week and then a final interview with prospective colleagues, which also included me answering a written case study exercise.

    Interview Questions

    • For me to tell them about my previous experience   Answer Question
    • What attracted me to the role and what my aspirations were   Answer Question
    • Some competency based questions requiring specific examples around communication, HR issues and team working e.g. tell us about a time where you have dealt with an HR issue that required you to adjust your communication style   Answer Question
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BSI Group Awards & Accolades

  • Business Superbrands, Superbrands, 2013

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