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  1. Why I Chose a Career in Quality Alan Ovens – April 2013 Procurement Assurance lead Selex Electronic Systems

  2. Background and Introduction June 2009 – MA (Hons) Economics September 2009 – Graduate Assurance Engineer April 2013 – Procurement Functional Assurance Lead dig@thecqi.org

  3. Why Quality Appealed to me I didn’t know what to specialise in: Banking? Food? Business? But what I DID know… Same thing day-in, day-out.. dig@thecqi.org

  4. What did I expect in becoming a QP? Policing what employees do as their day job Carrying out audits making sure everything’s “as it should be..” We’ve always done it this way.. • Understanding of tools and techniques dig@thecqi.org

  5. Did it meet my expectations? Simply put – Yes, and a whole lot more… Operational Excellence Business Improvement Cost Reduction Independent Peer Review Risk Management Acceptance Certification dig@thecqi.org

  6. Retention of Next Generation QP’s Did I know anything about Quality Assurance at University? Would things be different if the class of 09’ knew what I do now? What factors motivate Next Gen QP’s? Are we selling the QP Role enough? dig@thecqi.org

  7. So, what can we do about it? Routes into being a QP – Be more flexible! Increase Visibility at Universities and Schools Utilise the expertise we already have in place One final thought… dig@thecqi.org

  8. Any questions? dig@thecqi.org