The downturn has affected people in different ways. Workers from a huge range of different industries have had to face up to the challenge of redundancy and finding a new role. It’s certainly not easy, but for some people it’s also been an opportunity to think about what they really want to do and to retrain for a new career.
Health and safety is an interesting and sometimes under looked part of business. It’s challenging and rewarding work that has a steady demand for talented employees with the right mindset and qualifications. More and more people have realised this and invested redundancy settlements in retraining ready for life in a different role. Helping to make the workplace safer for everyone is a great thing to be involved in. No wonder job satisfaction is so high.
Once people have been back in education to retrain, it’s time to get out there and land that first role. This is the hard part, but with the right help and support newly qualified safety personnel can get a start in their new chosen industry. There are health and safety jobs in a huge range of industries and openings all over the country.
Most people get a start at the level of health and safety officer. This is an entry level position that can lead to a long and rewarding career in the safety industry. Who knows how far someone could go? Next stop health and safety manager and then finally director. The salary and recognition that go with these roles really give enthusiastic new starters something to aim at.
Specialist recruitment agencies are involved in filling a range of health and safety vacancies. Candidates can improve their chances of finding the right role by signing up and registering. The agency will do the leg work and match people to the right vacancy and employer.