December 15 ,2016 | by Claire Payne

Workers believe stability is key to successful career, research finds

Workers believe stability is key to successful career

New research has revealed how people feel about achieving success in their career.

The survey from First Direct questioned 2,000 British people on the definition of success and what they believe employers should do to enable them to have a successful career.


The research looked at how Brits define success and found that rather than earning a high salary, over 50 per cent of respondents believe that having a secure and stable job is the key to a successful career.

This was followed by having a career that you love at 49 per cent, working for an organisation with good values at 36 per cent, and employee satisfaction at 33 per cent.

Over 30 per cent of workers believe that their employer can help them to achieve success in their career, with 61 per cent saying that the company that they work for has good values and provides job security and stability.

Generation gap

The research also found that just 14 per cent of Brits aged 18 to 34 feel that having a successful career is unimportant, whilst 66 per cent of those aged over 55 said that it is important that they achieve success in their career.

In addition, ten per cent of younger Brits believe that people achieve the most success in their career in their 40s, whilst others believe that people reach the height of their career in their late 20s and early 30s.

Claire Payne

Claire Payne is a journalism graduate and News Writer for LSBF. She writes about SMEs, education and careers, entrepreneurship, women in business, and sustainability.

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