NEBOSH calls on world experts for H&S careers guide
9 Mar 2020
More than 20 of the leading health and safety practitioners working in the global process industries have contributed to a new careers guide from qualifications and training provider NEBOSH.
Do Something Great: Your Health and Safety Career provides free advice for those thinking about a career in health and safety.
Chief executive Ian Taylor commented: “Health and safety is an incredibly fulfilling career choice. After all there aren’t many jobs that have the potential to save lives. It increasingly encompasses environmental protection too and you can find job opportunities in almost every industry and country around the world.”
The 32-page guide examines what qualifications to take and how to train while working, through to what to look for in a good employer. Experts also share tips for CVs, handling interviews plus the role of mentors and networking in career progression.
Among the contributing experts are Karl Simons, chief health, safety and security officer at Thames Water, Lloyd’s Register group health, safety, environment and security director and James Pomeroy.
It also draws on international experts including Dr Abdulrahman Jawahery, president of Gulf Petrochemical Industries Co (GPIC) and lead HSE specialist for Baker Hughes in India, Amitabh Bhattacharya.
Taylor added: “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.
He pointed to the increased influence of health and safety professionals within organisations, with many now sitting as company board members.
“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 a free copy of the Do Something Great guide, click here.