Qualifications Advice

#1
Advice needed please Ladies and Gents;

I have approximately 18 months left to push in this mans Army after a mostly enjoyable 22 and a bit years in which time I have reached the dizzy heights of SSgt.

I have prepared myself for civilian life by working bloody hard and earning a first class BA(Hons) Business Management.

I am hoping to gain employment in a Management role of some kind and am hoping for 45-50k pa, I dont particularly care what kind of business I work in (although Im quite keen to get into one of the Supermarket companies) and will work anywhere in the country, or the world for that matter! (Would prefer to avoid London though due to house prices!)

Anyway, the advice I need;

I still have an ELC Claim left and am curious about which qualifications would look good on my CV? I know a few of you guys to a bit of hiring and firing and was wondering if there were any particular quals that you see on a CV that make you say "Oh yes, we have to hire this B*****d!"

Thanks
 
#3
Ive already got my First Aid at Work Instructor qualification. Cheers
 

maguire

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#4
health and safety?
 

Auld-Yin

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#6
Media Relations? If you are looking to take on a public facing post then knowledge of PR may help. In the same vein something in the HR field may help, but also may hinder as HR peeps work on hiring and are jealous of their status!
 
#8
Might go for that.

Some companies offer NEBOSH bundles for 1 ELC Claim;

General Certificate, Fire, Construction etc.
I did the NEBOSH course as my main resettlement option. It added a significant lump of dough to my salary when my first company found out that I had it (and appointed me as the manager in addition to my principal role). Highly recommended.
 
#11
I did the NEBOSH course as my main resettlement option. It added a significant lump of dough to my salary when my first company found out that I had it (and appointed me as the manager in addition to my principal role). Highly recommended.
A supportive Thumbs Up for that observation.

@Don Carlo if you don't fancy doing the (rather) eye-glazing stuff for NEBOSH, even a Managing Safely Certificate is a decent bargaining tool, particularly if achieved within the 12 months prior to run-out.
 

MrBane

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#12
Plastering for when the company walls need a refreah. :D
 
#13
Something computer related, especially excel would be useful. Search for European Computer Driving Licence (EDCL)
 

jarrod248

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#15
Advice needed please Ladies and Gents;

I have approximately 18 months left to push in this mans Army after a mostly enjoyable 22 and a bit years in which time I have reached the dizzy heights of SSgt.

I have prepared myself for civilian life by working bloody hard and earning a first class BA(Hons) Business Management.

I am hoping to gain employment in a Management role of some kind and am hoping for 45-50k pa, I dont particularly care what kind of business I work in (although Im quite keen to get into one of the Supermarket companies) and will work anywhere in the country, or the world for that matter! (Would prefer to avoid London though due to house prices!)

Anyway, the advice I need;

I still have an ELC Claim left and am curious about which qualifications would look good on my CV? I know a few of you guys to a bit of hiring and firing and was wondering if there were any particular quals that you see on a CV that make you say "Oh yes, we have to hire this B*****d!"

Thanks
Knowing you hmm anything about grading whores by some sort of star system?
 
#16
Prince 2? Useful if you're looking to be employed in any change management role.
 

ugly

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#18
Prince 2? Useful if you're looking to be employed in any change management role.
Common Safety Method is popular in engineering management now. Its not as if you have already to be technically proficient and competent in your discipline but now you need additional courses to do what really is a specialist job on its own.
 
#19
As you already have a degree, and doubtless some experience to get yourself that bit further up the slippery pole and make yourself muchly attractive look at the DMS.

The Diploma in Management Studies. It is 2/3's of the way to an MBA, takes one year part time evenings normally - tuesday and thursdays was my fave and a couple of residential weekends.

Think of the part-time MBA as a three year course:

1. Year one gives you the certificate in management studies - blag it*,
2. Year two gives you the diploma in management studies,
3. Year three gives you the MBA.

With supervisory/management experience you can get yourself exempted from year one and just do year two and pick up a DMS. If people are asking for an MBA you can generally get considered if you have the DMS so long as you have the relevant experience to back it up. Here in septicland the DMS confuses them so much it is just accepted as an MBA equivalent by all and sundry.

Note: * Blag it. They are money making institutions and will look to maximise their course income by trying to get you onto year one. Pointblank refuse. Tell them that there is no point bothering as you have attended x nmber of army courses to polish your junior management skills and you feel you would be frankly wasting your time and money. That you want to enter the course during year two. It doesn't make any difference in entering in year two as the courses are all modular anyway so you are not really reliant on anything you could not quickly get from a book.

I know of one ex-army chap who blagged his magnificent rank of Cpl into the equivalent of almost CEO of the army and was accepted straight onto a full-time MBA with no first degree. He then used the MBA to get on the CPE of the law Society to become a lawyer.

In short: Do a DMS.
 
#20
As you already have a degree, and doubtless some experience to get yourself that bit further up the slippery pole and make yourself muchly attractive look at the DMS.

The Diploma in Management Studies. It is 2/3's of the way to an MBA, takes one year part time evenings normally - tuesday and thursdays was my fave and a couple of residential weekends.

Think of the part-time MBA as a three year course:

1. Year one gives you the certificate in management studies - blag it*,
2. Year two gives you the diploma in management studies,
3. Year three gives you the MBA.

With supervisory/management experience you can get yourself exempted from year one and just do year two and pick up a DMS. If people are asking for an MBA you can generally get considered if you have the DMS so long as you have the relevant experience to back it up. Here in septicland the DMS confuses them so much it is just accepted as an MBA equivalent by all and sundry.

Note: * Blag it. They are money making institutions and will look to maximise their course income by trying to get you onto year one. Pointblank refuse. Tell them that there is no point bothering as you have attended x nmber of army courses to polish your junior management skills and you feel you would be frankly wasting your time and money. That you want to enter the course during year two. It doesn't make any difference in entering in year two as the courses are all modular anyway so you are not really reliant on anything you could not quickly get from a book.

I know of one ex-army chap who blagged his magnificent rank of Cpl into the equivalent of almost CEO of the army and was accepted straight onto a full-time MBA with no first degree. He then used the MBA to get on the CPE of the law Society to become a lawyer.

In short: Do a DMS.
Thanks for the reply mate.

I will have a look at it.
 

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