Work is changing ...
... and new jobs are being created due to changes in
ALL job sectors are changing and jobs in them are changing too
New jobs are appearing and other jobs have gone:
More employers need people who are prepared to do some training to develop higher level skills, so many entry level jobs are apprenticeships or traineeships. There are fewer jobs without training.
It's important to keep your skills up to date and for you to learn new skills throughout your working life. Explore Careers on the National Careers Service website
It's important for you to:
- be flexible and adaptable in work
- have good levels of English, maths and IT - if you can, to at least level 2, that's the same as 5 GCSEs at grades 9-4
- have good communication and other soft skills - team working, organisational, time keeping, problem solving skills
The number of jobs in the UK is increasing
Sources: Department for Education; Leeds City Region
Currently, technology isn't reducing the number of jobs but there are more part-time, temporary and 'zero hours' jobs
You will probably do more jobs in your life time than your parents will do in theirs, due to changes in technology, society and the climate
Watch this video to see how work is changing
Page updated February 2019