Nearly nine in ten employers (87%) ask for a NEBOSH qualification when recruiting to a health and safety position, according to the latest research.
In a recent review of 100 health, safety, environmental, fire and CDM vacancies listed with SHP4Jobs, 87 adverts asked for applicants to hold a NEBOSH qualification.
The NEBOSH General Certificate – the ‘go to’ foundation qualification for people aspiring to a career in health and safety – was the most popular requirement. It was closely followed by NEBOSH’s practitioner-level Diploma and the NEBOSH Certificate in Construction Health and Safety.
Of those vacancies that did not specify a NEBOSH qualification, 62% asked for membership of a professional body – such as IEMA and IOSH – for which a NEBOSH qualification can meet all or part of the membership criteria.
“the NEBOSH General Certificate – the ‘go to’ foundation qualification for people aspiring to a career in health and safety”
With vacancies ranging from SHE Coordinator and Health & Safety Advisor to Head of Health & Safety, the research illustrates how NEBOSH qualifications are considered to be indicators of competence at any stage of a practitioner’s career.
Dee Arp, NEBOSH Director of Technical Standards, said “NEBOSH works closely with employers to develop qualifications that give learners the relevant skills they need to work in all kinds of workplaces. This research is a positive endorsement of the work we do in helping to develop competent practitioners that employers want and value; together we are keeping our friends, families and colleagues even safer when they go to work each day.”
The SHP4Jobs website now also gives you the ability to filter your job search by NEBOSH qualification level – Certificate or Diploma.
Visit https://www.nebosh.org.uk/qualifications/ to discover the right qualification for you.
* The research reviewed 100 nationally advertised health and safety positions in the UK on 22 January 2019.