MORE than two in five working adults in Bradford regret not making a job move two years on, a recent study has revealed.

43 per cent of those surveyed in the city wished they had not stuck at their current job or career over the past couple of years.

The national survey of over 2,000 of the working population in England was carried out for Get into Teaching - the national campaign aimed at encouraging people to consider teaching as a career.

Over half (56 per cent) of those surveyed in Bradford said their experience of the pandemic has made them realise that they want or might like to change their job role or career to something entirely different.

Yet fear of taking the leap is holding back a third (33 per cent) from doing so, as they believe there is more stability in their current role.

Roger Pope, spokesperson for the Get into Teaching campaign said: “Our research highlights that whilst the experience of the last two years has prompted many people to consider changing their job or career, a significant proportion now have regrets about not being more proactive and making that leap during this time.

“It’s interesting to see just how many people acknowledge that they would be more likely to make a move if they knew they could have a more positive impact on society – which is exactly what a career in teaching allows you to do.  

“Changing careers can seem daunting - we know many do take the plunge at this time of year while others might mull over their options longer.

“At this time of year, I would encourage anyone who is motivated by making a real difference, in an exciting career that provides stability and great prospects, to visit the Get into Teaching website to find out more. There’s support available and dedicated teacher training advisers on hand to guide you.”