Young people seek jobs with ‘purpose’, research shows

Ninety per cent of young people quizzed in a survey last year said they wanted careers that would make a difference

Nine out of 10 young people in the UK want careers that will allow them to tackle social issues. That’s according to EngineeringUK, a non-profit organisation that promotes the importance of engineering in society. The body quizzed 1,246 young people aged nine to 18 years old about their career preferences.

Ninety per cent of participants, who took part in the study in August 2017, said they wanted careers that would make a difference. Some 47 per cent wanted to help animals, 37 per cent wanted to save lives and 29 per cent wanted to tackle homelessness.



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