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Diploma success for EEF graduate Clare Middleton

SevernTrent 

The NEBOSH National Health and Safety Diploma is one of the foremost industry qualifications professionals can obtain and for Severn Trent’s Health, Safety & Well-Being Technical Expert (Wholesale Operations), Clare Middleton, it is a qualification that will progress her career even further.

“I really enjoyed the training process, even though it was a real challenge. I like building greater knowledge about what happens in our business from a wider safety perspective, and wanted to gain more of an investigative ability. This is what the NEBOSH Diploma gives you.”

Clare Middleton, NEBOSH Diploma Graduate


Approach

The NEBOSH National Diploma is the qualification for aspiring health and safety professionals, building directly upon the foundation of knowledge provided by the NEBOSH National General Certificate (NGC).  It is designed to provide students with the expertise required to undertake a career as a safety and health practitioner and also provides a sound basis for progression to postgraduate study.

With the NGC already under her belt, Clare decided to challenge herself further by working towards the Diploma and give herself more options in terms of career development. With her previous role within the business being primarily office based, Clare already had extensive knowledge and understanding of how the business operates. But she wanted more in-depth safety-specific knowledge to apply across the company, and so decided to take on the higher level Diploma programme.

Choosing EEF as a provider for the NEBOSH training was a logical step for Clare, with Severn Trent already using EEF as their training partner of choice for IOSH certification across the business. She also previously completed the NEBOSH National General Certificate through EEF.

 

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Clare completed the 35 day Diploma training at EEF’s award winning Woodland Grange venue, where she was supported throughout by tutors and trainers with extensive industry knowledge.

“The dedicated tutoring I received was so important. It gives you more confidence about the questions you need to ask, and you feel totally supported during the whole process. Even when I was revising, I could email my questions and get support.”

“I really enjoyed the training process, even though it was a real challenge. I like building greater knowledge about what happens in our business from a wider safety perspective, and wanted to gain more of an investigative ability. This is what the NEBOSH Diploma gives you.” 

Results

The Diploma provides core health and safety knowledge, and is designed to help health and safety professionals reduce business costs by preventing accidents and the ill health of employees, without incurring unnecessary expense by overreacting to trivial risks.

For Clare, the key benefit that is already paying off is her ability to take a more investigative approach to safety in the workplace, allowing her to implement better planning strategies.

“EEF has already helped me progress my safety knowledge from where I was primarily involved in office safety, to operations safety which is a higher risk area. So it is really good recognition for me, my skills and my capabilities as a health and safety practitioner.”

“This is also a well-recognised qualification that is hard to achieve. It is great to showcase this and puts me in a good position for my future.”

About Severn Trent

Severn Trent provides and treats water and waste water in the UK, and internationally, through its two main businesses – Severn Trent Water and Severn Trent Services. It is one of the largest of the 10 regulated water and sewerage companies in England and Wales, providing high quality services to more than 4.2 million households and businesses in the Midlands and mid-Wales.

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