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Careers in quality

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A career in the quality field offers unlimited opportunities. Here’s a gateway to the profession.

What is quality?

Quality is about ensuring organisations succeed and excel, regardless of their sector. Quality helps organisations exceed the expectations of stakeholders, from customers to employees to investors, to suppliers. Quality enables organisations to boost profits and enhance their reputations by offering better products and services. This involves making sure processes and systems to provide products and services are efficient, effective and fit for purpose. Senior management teams ensure that quality is a priority across the business, supported by quality professionals to make quality the responsibility of everyone in an organisation.

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Pursue a career in quality

The CQI Quality training courses offer the knowledge and skills employers expect from today’s quality professionals.

How can I start my journey?


The  following pathways provide an entry point into the quality field.


CQI Certified Quality training courses

The CQI is a globally recognised brand and our specialist division IRCA is a market leader with its Management Systems auditing training – approved by employers and industry. More than 60,000 delegates in over 100 countries across the world take CQI and IRCA Certified Training every year

Foundation Level

The courses at this level provide comprehensive introduction to change management, management systems, problem solving, process design, product and service management, risk management and stakeholder communications.

Practitioner Level

The courses at this level offer those in the quality field the tools to aspire to middle management. The courses include manging supply chains, quality planning, process performance, continual improvement and customer excellence.


Quality Business Improvement Apprenticeships

The UK government provides apprenticeships for quality technicians and quality engineers in England. Visit their website and search for quality business improvement.

Why be a quality professional?

Quality professionals are the guardians of quality in any organisation. All sectors, from construction, to manufacturing, to healthcare, to transportation, need and employ quality professionals. Without their expertise, organisations expose themselves to risk and failure.

Being a quality professional means having endless opportunities. They can enter quality with a background in any field of study. The skills and knowledge they gain about quality management systems can be applied to any sector. They engage with every department in an organisation and can see the results and direct impact of their work. Their expertise gives them the opportunity to travel and work all over the world. Quality professionals can become Chartered through the CQI.

“Being a quality professional is a varied and exciting career, with each day being different to the next; from facilitating risk prevention events, hosting regulatory audits through to using innovative solutions to solve significant business problems,” says Suzanne Hill, Director and Quality Executive at Assured Quality Improvements Ltd. “Operating at all levels in a business, dealing with customers, communicating with suppliers and making influential business decisions help to make this a career choice for enthusiastic and motivated individuals. All sectors need quality professionals: Are you up for the challenge? If so come and join the quality profession!”

Quality Careers Hub

Exclusively for members, the CQI’s Quality Careers Hub is designed for every career stage. So whether you’re just starting out, ready to move on or up, or looking to build on your experience, there are many ways to progress.

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