Hi.I am at my 18 year point. I intend to bang out at the EDP point in 4 years time. I will be 40 a OR7 with a nursing registration, a BSc in nursing and a Pg Dip (which if I complete the dissertation will be a MSc).
The problem is I am starting to not enjoy the job and the NHS is very variable interms of job satisfaction and it is always stressful. I am looking at other options and am open to anything, potentially totally different industries. Needs to be worthwhile, semi-well paid and not mega stressful. In doors/out doors not a issue. Probably not too manual as I would be doing it until I retire so plaster/roofer/scaffolder type jobs are out. Anywhere in the UK is doable although South West/Oxfordshire/Gloucestershire
I don't have kids, mortgage should be squared away by the time I leave and I have very few out goings. I would be happy putting in the hours to study and could fund this via savings and/or ELCs whilst still in. No option to re-trade now in service.
My questions are;
1) Does anyone have any suggestions for courses to do in the next 4 years (anything from NVQ-BSc)
2) Do you enjoy your job and if so how did you get into it?
Thanks for your time.
I'm in construction health and safety.
There's a huge change in approach within the industry and from the enforcement agency (HSE) to emphasise 'health' over 'safety'.
This includes mental health.
Hinkley Point: 'We are doing more on mental health than anyone' | News | Construction Manager Magazine
EDF has said it is doing more to tackle mental health on Hinkley Point C than on any other construction project, in response to criticism in a national newspaper....
I suspect that in the next few years a need will become apparent for occ. health providers giving screening, training, and other services.
Clients are already writing this in to contract requirements on major projects (that's exactly what I'm doing today).
Look at HSE's website mate.