A examine of two,000 adults discovered a ‘job for all times’ actually is a factor of the previous, with these aged 25-34 working their manner by means of a mean of six totally different roles to date. However older adults approaching retirement have solely had a complete of seven jobs all through their whole working life. And whereas over-55s keep in the identical position for greater than seven years earlier than transferring on, younger adults change jobs after lower than 4 years.
It additionally emerged 47 p.c of millennials have already utterly modified careers since getting their first job to chase a greater wage, improved work-life steadiness or a brand new problem.
Samantha Rutter, CEO at distance studying supplier Open Research School, mentioned: “For a very long time now we now have seen a gradual change inside the job market, with folks ready to maneuver round extra, relatively than settling down into a job that they intend to remain in for his or her working life.
“However, it is shocking to suppose millennials, who’re nonetheless early on of their careers, have already had across the identical variety of roles as those that are nearing the top of their working life.
“There are lots of contributing elements, however we all know due to the introduction of choices together with distance studying, it is now a lot simpler to take a step again and utterly change careers for those who really feel your present one is not best for you.
“In consequence, youthful individuals are in a position to make the life-changing resolution to vary their path even as soon as their profession is underway by retraining and getting into one other discipline altogether.”
The examine additionally discovered the typical grownup has utilized for 23 jobs to date of their profession, attending 9 interviews.
And with the everyday employee staying in the identical position for round five-and-a-half years, this implies they’ll at the moment count on to work in eight jobs earlier than the age of 65.
Wanting extra money is the most typical cause for deciding to vary jobs, adopted by wanting higher profession development and to work in a brand new location.
However others search for a brand new position so as to have a much bigger problem, one thing much less annoying or for higher coaching alternatives.
Greater than half of the workers polled have even moved to a very totally different profession, ditching their earlier occupation on the tender age of 31.
These working in retail are almost definitely to have modified careers, adopted by these within the banking and finance sector, public companies and hospitality.
An even bigger wage is the principle draw for retraining, however one in three had been looking out for a greater work-life steadiness.
Multiple in 10 mentioned there was an excessive amount of stress of their first profession, whereas 17 p.c felt there have been no extra alternatives for them.
The examine additionally revealed 66 p.c suppose having a job for all times is a factor of the previous, with 32 p.c admitting they cannot see themselves working in the identical profession for his or her whole working lifetime.
In an try and get into a brand new profession, 28 p.c of these polled, by way of OnePoll, have a facet hustle on the go, with 86 p.c saying that is utterly totally different to their present profession.
One in 4 of these with a job on the facet began doing it so as to construct up abilities and contacts which they’ll then flip right into a enterprise.
And one other 35 p.c needed to realize some extra expertise within the discipline earlier than taking the plunge.
Samantha Rutter added: “Altering professions generally is a life-changing resolution, impacting your loved ones and rather more than simply your skilled life.
“So, it is no shock to see the facet hustle is gaining popularity as folks experiment in a brand new discipline earlier than taking the plunge.
“Enterprise a brand new coaching course can be a great way to check a brand new occupation and put your self in a significantly better place to maneuver to a brand new profession.
“It is also a good way to get forward of the curve in the case of altering jobs – even inside the identical profession path.”