Career switch expected by transport workers10 August 2011
More than two-thirds of all UK transport and distribution professionals say they expect to switch careers within the next five years, according to a survey from Kelly Services.
The main causes, cited by 24% of transport and distribution professionals, are changing personal interests, and the need for improved work-life balance, followed by the need for higher income (20%).
The findings reflect the views of approximately 97,000 people in 30 countries, including 2,200 in the UK.
"We are seeing a surprisingly large number of people who are actively considering whether they should change their careers and make a fresh start," says Dominic Graham, head of professional and technical services at Kelly.
"For an earlier generation, a change of career would have been something of a crisis. However, today, it is seen as a reflection of shifts in demand for different skills and occupations, as well as changing interests on the part of employees."
One sign of the shifting attitude to career interruption is that more than two-thirds of transport and distribution professionals (68%) surveyed believe they could resume their career at the same level after taking a break.
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