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Jennifer Stott  
#1 Posted : 29 September 2021 10:20:31(UTC)
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Jennifer Stott

I am currently living in Spain, where my qualifications are not valid – so I need to be creative!


I plan to combine my online English teaching experience (1.5 years) and qualifications gained here, with my UK Health and Safety career (8 years working in the UK, CMIOSH, NEBOSH Diploma and certificate, Bsc in Environmental Health-Public Health) - in order to return to the industry, whilst also providing me with more real-life CPD opportunities. 


My idea is to primarily be an online English teacher for foreign language learners, but specialise in UK Health and Safety (i.e. I am NOT performing a consultant role, and do not have insurance). For example, providing; Health and Safety related guided conversation classes, as well as structured classes and/or support for NEBOSH student and employees.


I know that there is a market for it, because I have assisted several adults (all in Saudi Arabia) with their H&S study/employment needs, when I was working on an English teaching/conversation platform.


However, I am not quite sure how to find my target market…

Any advice from fellow Health and Safety professionals regarding this idea would be greatly appreciated!


I miss working in Health and Safety, and I am keen to get back into it, whilst possibly utilizing some of the Spanish that I have learned, since I moved here. 


Initially, I was writing Health and Safety related training courses for a UK online training company, but that freelance work stopped, and it has been impossible to find anything else similar. Obviously, this kind of position is rare, due to the hands-on nature of the job….

However, if anybody has any ideas or suggestions for Health and Safety related online only work – I would love to hear them!

Are you in a similar situation abroad, where you are unable to utilise your UK qualifications/experience??

What have you done to stay in the industry??


Kind Regards,


Edited by user 29 September 2021 10:50:55(UTC)  | Reason: Information added

#2 Posted : 29 September 2021 15:02:16(UTC)
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Is it not possible to learn the spanish/ overriding european legislation and simply become a H&S consultant/advisor thier in spain? 

Understand learning the definitive wording may be abit tricky, depending upon your level of spanish but surely this would unlock a much wider market to get back into H&S? 

Also, why not lend your skills further afield? Technical writing is a skill that can be done entirely remotely (Writing OEM's and instruction manuals) 

Or if you have expeirence developing training content then look into developing training content for online courses, niche areas or for entirely unreleated fields such as company inductions etc. 

Just my 2 cents :) 

#3 Posted : 04 October 2021 07:00:43(UTC)
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