I consider moving to auditing and would appreciate help with some questions I have.
I am a young hygiene manager with only three years of experience in UK, I have very good knowledge of hygiene systems and good sense for QMS. I never graduaded, got some basic qualifications (L3 Food Safety, L3 HACCP) and so far worked in frozen, chilled and high care ambient.
1. I am not sure if I should seek role in quality to gain more experience from diffrent perspective or is sticking with hygiene till I can jump into auditing?
2. Do I need a degree?
3. How much experience/knowledge do I need to have a fighting chance during initial start in auditing? How much of it is on the job training vs prerequisite knowledge to start?
4. I have been hearing how important hygiene is on audits however so far every time auditors seem to not be concerned with it. Is it normal if visual standards are on good level to not dig too deep into hygiene?
5. Do you guys enjoy this kind of work?
Thanks in advance!