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UK workers are more likely to consider their current employment as a stop gap rather than part of a career

With the younger generation showing to be the most career-minded A new survey reveals that nearly half (46 percent) of Britons think of their current employment as a stop gap, whilst only two out of five (43 percent) say their current employment is part of a wider career. The research, which was carried out by and GfK, an independent international market research company, asked more than 8,000 workers including over 1,000 in the United Kingdom: “Do you view the work you do to be a career or just a job?”

Britain’s younger generations are the most likely to be career-minded, with 46 percent of those aged 18-35 stating they consider their employment as part of a career path rather than just being a job for the time being. The likelihood of having work which is seen as part of a career fell steadily with age, with 40 percent of those aged 50-64 and just 37 percent of those aged over-65 saying they had a career.

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Only 13% of Employees Are Engaged at Work, highest proportions of actively disengaged in Middle East, North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa


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