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In lockdown and thinking of a career in health and safety?

In lockdown and thinking of a career in health and safety?

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24 Mar, 2020

NEBOSH has launched a new health and safety career guide. Download it free of charge for valuable advice from 24 of the world’s leading health and safety thought leaders …

NEBOSH, one of the world’s leading providers of health and safety qualifications and courses, has created Do Something Great: Your Health and Safety Career, a special free guide for those thinking about a career in health and safety.

The 32-page guide draws on the knowledge of 24 of the world’s top health and safety thought leaders. Their advice spans everything from how to tell if a health and safety career is for you, what qualifications to take and how to train while juggling your day job, to what to look for in a good employer and how to get your first break. The experts also share their top tips for CVs and handling interviews, plus the role of mentors and networking in career progression.

Do Something Great includes advice from experts working in some of the most high-profile and influential health and safety roles, such as Karl Simons, chief health, safety & security officer at Thames Water, Su Corrin, senior health, safety and risk manager at the Football Association, and James Pomeroy, group health, safety, environment and security director at Lloyd’s Register. It also offers tips from Claire Guise, health and safety manager at Marie Curie, and Rachel Butler, group HSS&Q at DeTrafford.  

For those keen to develop an overseas career, the guide also draws on international experts including Dr Abdulrahman Jawahery, president of Gulf Petrochemical Industries Co (GPIC), Flavio Noè, former head of HSE at Gardaland, Merlin Entertainments Group in Italy, Shermin Shali, HSEQ manager in the United Arab Emirates, and Amitabh Bhattacharya, lead HSE specialist for Baker Hughes in India. 

Ian Taylor, NEBOSH chief executive, comments: ‘People who’ve carved out fantastic careers for themselves have generously shared their experience, to help inspire and guide the next generation. For anyone contemplating health and safety as a career, or for those who’ve already started but are keen to get to the next level, it’s an invaluable read.’

Every year, tens of thousands of people take a NEBOSH qualification to support their career aspirations. So NEBOSH decided to harness the expertise and insights of some of the most experienced and influential people from the sector to provide practical advice. 

Ian adds: ‘Health and safety is an incredibly fulfilling career choice. After all, there aren’t many jobs that have the potential to save lives. The sector increasingly encompasses environmental protection too, and you can find job opportunities in almost every industry and country around the world. What’s more, it’s a role that’s becoming very influential within organisations; there are plenty of health and safety professionals with a seat on the board. With so much to recommend it, we inevitably get asked by a lot of people for advice on how to get into a health and safety career. We wanted to help them by providing something really practical – tips from people who’ve been there and done it.’

To download your free copy of the Do Something Great guide, click here

About NEBOSH

NEBOSH is a leading global brand in health, safety, wellbeing and environmental qualifications. Internationally recognised qualifications help to raise the competence of safety and environmental professionals as well as individuals at all levels in the workplace.

Since inception in 1979 more than half a million people from around the world have studied for a NEBOSH qualification. Tens of thousands join their number every year studying with our network of 600 course providers in over 132 countries.
NEBOSH qualifications are highly respected by governments, employers and our learners. They build the knowledge and skills which underpin competent performance as a health, safety and environmental professional. NEBOSH qualifications are recognised by all the relevant professional membership bodies. 
In 2014, NEBOSH received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Outstanding Achievement in International Trade in recognition of our international success.

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