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Experience or Qualification?

Post by Zocarter101 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:04 pm

Hi,
I have the opportunity to go to university and do a master in H&S or work for the HSE- my question is within the next 5 years I want to work abroad and I am wondering which of these would be better recognised by companies external from the UK?

Any advice is appreciated :)

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Re: Experience or Qualification?

Post by bernicarey » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:03 pm

Hi
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Personal opinion....., experience as a Regulator would probably be seen as being more use than having been studying for a Masters.

The only caveat to that being where abroad you're thinking of....

I'm sure others will have an opinion, including some who are currently abroad.
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Re: Experience or Qualification?

Post by WillPool » Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:48 pm

Welcome to the forums :wave:

Some companies from abroad require a degree to enable your visa to work in their country, although some dont.

Regulatory body experience is a great job but maybe only relevant to some countries, for instance I am currently in Saudi and if you so much as mention UK HSE they will state, doesnt apply.

The choice will be totally personal and I can see the benefits from both sides.

For me a blend of experience and qualifications is usually best, is there no way you can still work for the HSE and do learning via distance/part-time learning?

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