NEBOSH and L’OREAL under their programme Safe@Work-Safe @Home, launch for the second year the International Women’s Health and Safety Bursary

Tuesday, 30 January 2024

NEBOSH, the National Examination Board for Occupational Safety and Health, has partnered with global beauty brand L’Oréal for the second year running to encourage and enable greater diversity within the health and safety profession.

The 2024 ‘NEBOSH L’Oréal International Bursary: Enabling women in health and safety' offers learning opportunities for women who want to enter or progress within the profession. Ten women, based internationally, will be chosen to receive paid-for study and assessment fees for the NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.

Maria Anderson, Global Head of Health, Safety and Wellbeing at Cambridge University Press & Assessment, holds four NEBOSH qualifications and is a member of the Bursary judging panel. She says: "I am proud to be a part of the NEBOSH L’Oréal Bursary judging panel because it allows me the privilege of contributing to the recognition and support of women dedicated to occupational health and safety, an initiative that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. Being entrusted with the responsibility to evaluate and reward the passion, commitment, and innovation demonstrated by applicants is not only an honour but also a testament to the importance of fostering excellence in safety practices. Together, we empower the next generation of professionals to make a lasting impact, creating a safer and healthier workplace for all. I look forward to working with my fellow judges to identify and support the next generation of leaders in this field.

Applications for the ‘NEBOSH L’Oréal International Bursary: Enabling women in health and safety’ are open from 30 January to 27 February 2024. Applicants will be asked to submit a short video which demonstrates why they aspire to work within the profession and how they feel their studies will benefit their professional development. Bursary recipients will be chosen by a judging panel who work in the profession. For more information about the bursary and the application process, and to submit an application, please visit: