By Chrisa2083Help I need advice and hopefully someone has been in a similar or same boat.
I am a time served (UK recognised mechanical engineering apprenticeship with the UK MoD) engineer with nearly 17 years working for the U.K. MoD on systems undertaking strip / build / test maintenance tasks in accordance with maintenance manuals and processing check sheets. I also have lower level qualifications in this field but not to degree level (i.e. HNC and NC and SVQ Level 2 and 3 in Mechanical Engineering). Through this time I have also been responsible for ensure safe systems of work are adhered to and then followed for the last 11 years through line management ( supervisor) and now senior management as a site (300 personnel) safety manager.
My dilema is would I receive a positive skills assessment from Engineers Australia in either Mechanical Engineering or Engineering Management given that I don't have a degree? Or should I be concentrating on the safety side of things?
i know it is hard to say either an assessment would be successful or not as every one is different however there must be someone who has been in a similar circumstance??
i don't want to go to the expense of 1 or 2 skills assessments for both to be unsuccessful!!
Thanks in advance!!