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Returning to Study as a Mature Student

Filed under: Health and safety jobs — admin @ 12:00 pm February 15, 2012

A highly criticised move by the Labour government was abolishing the lion’s share of financial aid and student loans for those wishing to study for another degree. For many mature students – perhaps thinking of a career change – this has remained a point of contention.
As a hub of global health and safety vacancies, we spend a great deal of time helping our clients to streamline their CV, develop their skill set and maximise their job hunt potential. Occupational health and safety jobs are within a diverse sector of the employment market that can cover everything from fire safety to offshore living. It’s this diversity of health and safety vacancies’ roles and the abundance of H&S work around the world that’s enticing many mature people to retrain.
Occupational health and safety jobs are still relatively new in terms of established trades. For example, a factory floor foreman will likely be well-versed in H&S due to experience, but what about qualifications? We’re seeing a great new trend for mature students crafting new careers for themselves in the field of H&S.
In the U.K, mature students returning to study for a second degree can get financial assistance for a small number of degrees. These are mostly in the medical arena – dental, nursing etc – but some occupational health areas are covered. However, something like a Professional Development Loan tends to be the most straightforward way to access funding.

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