NEBOSH to showcase health and safety careers at the British Forces Resettlement Careers Fair

Thursday, 1 June 2023

NEBOSH, a leading provider of health, safety and environmental qualifications, is exhibiting at the British Forces Resettlement (BFRS) Careers Fair in Colchester this June.

The event is open to the Royal Navy, Army, RAF, Reserves, Veterans and their families, and provides a form for the armed forces community to meet, network and explore future career options.

The armed forces instil valuable skills such as communication, adaptability, discipline, and a commitment to keeping people safe, all of which can greatly benefit service leavers pursuing new careers in health and safety. The profession also offers opportunities in every industry and in almost every country around the globe.

NEBOSH will be showcasing its range of qualifications at the Fair. Many of these qualifications can be funded by the Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) scheme, offering technical and professional skills to support individuals in their pursuit of a new career.

Mark Stevens, a former Royal Engineer, used his ELC to fund four NEBOSH qualifications. He now works as a Regional Manager at The Building Safety Group Ltd supporting member companies across the construction sector with their H&S requirements. Mark says: “One or two of my army friends have said to me, health and safety, is that not a boring job? And I always say ‘not at all, far from it!’ There’s a new challenge facing you every day. I get outside in the fresh air and I’m meeting new and interesting people every day. It’s good fun, it makes me happy and I get to help keep people safe from harm. For me it’s a very enjoyable and fulfilling role.”

The BFRS Careers Fair which takes at Corporal Budd VC Gymnasium in Colchester from 10:30am – 13:00pm. It is free to attend by registering here: