British Standards Institute Careers Inspiration Day

Posted Fri 6th July 2018
Expires Sat 6th July 2019

BSI Careers Inspiration Day | December | Focus on Engineering and Product Testing

BSI is the business standards company that equips businesses with the necessary solutions to turn standards of best practice into habits of excellence.

BSI has 76 offices worldwide and serves over 80,000 clients in 182 countries. Established in 1901, BSI was the world’s first National Standards Body and works with business experts, government bodies, trade associations and consumer groups to capture best practice and structure the knowledge all organizations need to succeed.

At the Hemel Hempstead Centre of Excellence Product Testing Laboratory, Test Engineers put various products (from electrical, construction, medical and environmental)  through their paces to ensure they measure up and are fit for purpose.

BSI, in partnership with the Bucks Skills Hub, would like to invite Year 9 students from Bucks schools to come and visit the Hemel Hempstead laboratories for an inspirational workplace visit. The day will consist of a tour of the different product testing areas and talks from key members of the teams there on career pathways at BSI.

To ensure we spread the benefit to as many schools as possible, it is suggested that schools select 5-10 students who perhaps deserve some recognition or reward, or have expressed a particular interest in engineering careers, to attend on the day and then upon returning to their school, present their experience and what they learned to the rest of their year group.

This opportunity is available on a first come first serve basis, and if you would like some of your year 9s to benefit from this experience, please contact your Enterprise Coordinator at the Bucks Skills Hub.

The BSI Kitemark™ Advantage

Exclusive to BSI, the BSI Kitemark is a quality mark that shows a construction product or service meets the applicable and appropriate British, European, international or other recognised standard for quality, safety, performance and trust.

This has helped their clients to differentiate themselves from their competition, to prove their product is reliable and safe, and gives them enhanced efficiency and trust in their products out in the marketplace.

British Standard Institute Inspiration Day Agenda 

December 2018

BSI, Kitemark House, Maylands Ave, Hemel Hempstead HP2 4SQ

10.00am – 2.30pm

You will be required to bring a packed lunch

Please ensure you inform us of any students who should not be excluded from photography

Parking for minibuses is available on site

Time                Location         Content

10.00am          Theatre           Welcome and introduction to the day

10.10am                                  Speakers include Gary Fenton, Global Product Certification Director plus other members of the Hemel team and apprentices

11.10am          Theatre/          Break

Break out room

11.30am          Tour                 (Group A) Testing laboratories with Q&A and interactive


Theatre           (Group B) BSI Activity/ Challenge

12.30pm          Theatre/          Lunch

Break out room

1.00pm            Tour                 (Group B) Testing laboratories with Q&A and interactive


Theatre           (Group A) BSI Activity/ Challenge

2.00pm            Theatre           Reflections, questions and awards

2.30pm      Depart


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