Nearly two thirds of the UK workforce (62%) say they would like to change their career.
But three in ten cite the biggest obstacle to making a change is family or financial commitments with a further 17% stating that lack of confidence and would need to change their mind-set.
19% believe their lack of qualifications prohibit the change whilst another 19% that admit they have no understanding of how to go about switching careers.
Finally, 14% put off by the thought of time it takes to re-train.
When respondents were asked what could support them to make their change:
- 26% stated the ‘belief they can do it and a change of mindset’.
- 17% stated investment in training and or educational qualifications or new skills
- 12% would like support in the form of outside funding or a grant.
- 11% believe the Government and or industry could support with further initiatives.
More than half of UK employees (52%) also admitted they would readily embark on an apprenticeship if it could support career change or move to a different industry sector.
Yet nearly two thirds of those that wouldn’t embark on an apprenticeship believe they are too old and the limit is just between the ages of 16-24. A quarter of respondents felt that apprenticeships would be a step down given their career experience.