British Approvals Service for Cables (BASEC) is an independent, accredited certification body. Our mark is synonymous with quality and safety. We provide product certification (approval) services globally for all types of cable and wire, for ancillary products, and also provide management systems certification for the cable sector.

Please see our current opportunities below.

If you are interested in applying for any of the positions below please send your C.V. to

Cable Test Technician (Mechanical, Electrical and Fire)

There is an exciting opportunity for a versatile multi skilled test technician to join our team.

Key responsibilities:

To conduct cable sample preparation using knives and cutters (hand, hydraulic and band saw)

To undertake testing, as assigned, within determined competencies and authorisations.

To check the performance and calibration status of test equipment, liaising with the Technical Supervisor to ensure equipment in use meets the required specification.

To contribute towards the maintenance and operation of new and existing laboratory facilities, practices and procedures to enable testing work to be carried out in a way that meets BASEC’s, its clients and accreditation needs.

To ensure that test procedures are followed correctly to enable accreditation to be maintained.

To ensure the quality and safety procedures are followed within the designated laboratory areas, to meet policy and legislative requirements.

To manage own workload effectively and liaise with other staff members as appropriate to maximise the utilisation of the laboratory resources.

To keep the Team Leader/Laboratory Manager informed of the progression of test work in the laboratory such that the client can be informed of any delays, non-compliances, etc.

To carry out preliminary inspections to ensure submissions are as agreed, initiating any remedial action required by liaising with the Team Leader/Laboratory Manager.

To develop technical competence by studying standards and undertaking supervised testing associated with the normal product group within the laboratory.


GCSE Grade C and above in all subjects including Maths, English and Science.

Degree or qualification in Engineering is desirable.

This role will be based in BASEC laboratory, Crownhill Milton Keynes. MK8 0ES.

Person Specification:

Experience of using Microsoft Word and Excel.

Must be able to handle and move large cables and equipment

Must have good manual dexterity and hand-to-eye coordination

To apply, please send us a copy of your up to date CV clearly indicating your relevant experience to Candidates must have an existing right to work in the UK and evidence of eligibility will be required. Suitable candidates will be contacted immediately.