The Manufacturer, a leading publication in the manufacturing industry, has praised Train4TradeSkills for its research revealing that Manufacturers are among the UK’s most satisfied workers.

According to the research, British workers believe a decent salary is key to career satisfaction, cited by 64%, as well as a sense of achievement in your work (59%) and being able to work the hours you want (46%).

The hospitality and leisure sector ranked the highest in the survey, 29% labelling themselves as very satisfied.

The research, carried out among 1,200 British workers and commissioned by Train4TradeSkills, shows only 14% of workers in retail and 15% in transportation could say they were very satisfied.

Overall, 28% of British workers admit they are not satisfied in their current job and only one in four have no plans to change their career in the next five years.

Twenty four per cent of manufacturing staff classified themselves as very satisfied in their current job, revealed the Manufacturer.

However, better salaries don’t always equal greater job satisfaction. Only 24% of those earning £25,000 – £29,999 are dissatisfied in their job, compared to 27% who earn between £35,000 and £49,999.

Mike Head of Train4TradeSkills, commented: “There are many people working in Britain who are not satisfied in their current job and while pay is deemed important, it’s interesting to see that big salaries do not always equal career satisfaction.”

Mr Head added: “The process of retraining and changing careers can be a challenge, but by looking for cost-effective courses that offer virtual learning and the ability to work while you learn, many Brits could find themselves embracing a career they love in the next few years.”

The study shows that overall, the vast majority (84%) of British workers agree there were aspects of their current job that they don’t like. However, 64% have highlighted that there are factors stopping them from changing their careers if they were to pursue this. The key issues for those being stopped from changing their careers were revealed as: not being able to afford to take a pay cut (37%), not being able to afford to retrain (29%) and simply not knowing what they want to do instead (35%). provides the latest developments in manufacturing sector, from production and maintenance to logistics and IT.

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