One in ten of UK employees would be willing to leave their current careers if flexible working was offered elsewhere, new research has revealed.
A tenth of the population would change career if it allowed them to have the freedom to work when they want to, with a significant 29 per cent of the nation stating they would like to have a better work life balance and 9 per cent admitting they would like to work less hours.
Those living in the West Midlands are the keenest to change career in favour of more flexible hours, followed by the South West and Yorkshire.
In addition, men are more eager to have an adjustable working structure than women, according to the research findings.
Employees aged between 35 and 44 want flexibility the most, followed by 45 to 54-year-olds and 18 to 24-year-olds.
The majority of people living in the UK have considered changing career for several factors, with 61 per cent stating that they would like to run their own business.
The future is bright
For the fifth of us that have branched out into a new area, the good news is that the other side looks good – with the most common emotions associated with changing career being excitement and liberation.
Speaking about the findings, Thomas Henningsson, Sales Director from Vorwerk, who commissioned the research, said: “We are not surprised with the figures around flexible working to fit around the modern working lifestyle. We are seeing an increasing number of disgruntled employees looking for a fresh start enquiring about direct selling with us.
“We’d encourage anyone considering dipping their toe into the self-employed water to look at options like Vorwerk. At Vorwerk you have the flexibility and earnings potential of being your own boss – but a degree of structure and lots of support to help you in your quest to become an entrepreneur.”