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Ordinary job is the dream for most workers


Workers in the UK are happy with their lot and wouldn’t leave their job for the world.

These are the findings of a new survey which quizzed five different industry sectors including engineering, sales, IT, construction and accountancy to find out about their dream job. Each sector was given the choice out of film star, footballer, charity worker abroad, doctor, food critique or their current job and surprisingly every sector voted their own industry as their dream job.

Accountants are the most content, with 89 per cent choosing this profession as their dream job. At the other end of the scale, sales people are least content but 21 per cent still chose sales as their dream job compared to just 15 per cent who would rather be a film star.

Twenty-six per cent of engineers gave the thumbs up to their own industry, whilst 34 per cent of IT workers would choose their profession again and 47 per cent of construction workers would say construction is their dream role.

Out of those surveyed, being a footballer was second choice closely followed by charity working abroad, being a film star, food critique and, lastly, a doctor.

Corinne Dauncey from, the survey authors, said: “The survey results are comforting and dispel the myth that workers are unhappy within their jobs. Despite reality television making glamorous jobs more attainable in the eyes of school leavers, it is reassuring to discover that there are plenty of UK workers out there who are happy in their jobs, which may not pay as much money as a film star, but offer stability, regular income and good career prospects.”

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