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Develop your Health, Safety & Environmental Career 

Develop your Potential and Broaden your Skills

Plan your career and create opportunities by adding new qualifications and maintaining your CPD. Increase your knowledge and skills further with an accredited NEBOSH, IOSH or IEMA course across the following areas:

Risk Management: NEBOSH International Certificate or NEBOSH International Diploma

Oil & Gas: NEBOSH Certificate in Oil & Gas

Aviation: IOSH Managing Safely in Aviation

Fire Safety: NEBOSH Fire Certificate (in-company only)

Construction: NEBOSH Construction Certificate (in-company only)

Environmental Management: IEMA Certificates

Entry level Health & Safety: IOSH Courses

Research has also shown that only qualified candidates should apply for jobs in health & safety with 93% of jobs analysed requiring a NEBOSH qualification or Technician status of IOSH (Tech IOSH) or higher.

What Next?

If you are unsure on the next best step why not contact our NEBOSH qualified course advisors and CMIOSH Health, Safety and Environmental Consultants to help you move forward with your career. In the “Enquiry box” on the form and add “What Next" or call 0845 241 3685.

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Subscribe to our quarterly e-newsletters keeping you up to speed with industry developments, relevant training news from NEBOSH, IOSH, IEMA and Astutis updates. The Astutis' blog, 'Talking of Safety' is a forum for advice and sharing tips.

Your Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

CPD allows you to demonstrate to your employer and colleagues that:

  • You’re constantly developing as a professional.
  • You're committed to maintaining high standards.
  • You're keeping up to date on health, safety and environmental legislation, best practice.
  • You are developing a wide range of key skills relevant to your job & aspirations.
  • If you plan to change roles, evidence that you are focusing on your professional development is fundamental.

Health and Safety Jobs in 2014

Research carried out by NEBOSH on their annual jobs barometer 2014 revealed:

  • More employers require health and safety managers to hold at least a degree equivalent NEBOSH National Diploma.
  • In 2014 almost ½ of job adverts ask for NEBOSH Diploma; last year it was a 1/3.
  • Chartered Membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (CMIOSH) is now required in 31% of advertised roles, compared to 23% last year.
  • The average top-end salary advertised was £42,000 per annum.
  • The average top-end salary for jobs where a NEBOSH Diploma and CMIOSH were specified was higher at £52,000 per annum.
  • 80% of people who now take a NEBOSH Certificate level qualification are employed in roles whose primary function is not health and safety, from operational managers to finance managers.

Popular careers in Health & Safety include the following:

  • CDM Coordinator
  • Consultancy
  • Health & Safety Officer
  • Health & Safety Advisor
  • Health & Safety Manager
  • Health & Safety Director
  • Health & Safety Engineer
  • Health & Safety Inspector

How can I carry out CPD?

CPD can combine a range of approaches to learning including training, webinars, conferences, seminars, internal projects, voluntary work using professional skills to help you develop your abilities. 

IOSH-LOGO-FOR-WEBIOSH  Health & Safety CPD

In order to maintain and enhance your level of membership with IOSH you must join the IOSH My CPD scheme based on self-allocated 'credits'. As well as health and safety knowledge, it also includes the development of personal qualities needed to carry out managerial and technical duties. For the membership categories, click here.

IOSH provides information on CPD, on creating a framework to identify your technical or personal skill gaps and then planning how to fill your skills’ gap and develop your knowledge. Click here for more on IOSH CPD.  To enable you to complete your CPD, IOSH offers discussion forums, useful links & diverse health & safety events.

IOSH Events Regionally or by Sector  

IOSH also runs numerous internatioal events offering you expert insight and networking opportunities throughout the year. There are specialist groups if you have a specialist area of interest or work in a particular industry sector.

Astutis is an IEMA Approved Training Centre offering Foundation and Associate Certificate trainingIEMA CPD

As a member of the Institute of Environmental Management (IEMA), you are encourages to undertake CPD to improve your confidence and competence in the fast changing environmental arena. Visit the IEMA website to see how you cam enhance your learning with access to events, webinars.

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