Twenty four percent of manufacturing staff classified themselves as very satisfied in their current job, reveals research from Train4TradeSkills.
The hospitality and leisure sector ranked the highest in the survey, 29% labelling themselves as very satisfied.
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 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.
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.”