Posted on March 5, 2018
Children Put Military Career In Top 10
A career in the Armed Forces is in the top 10 choices for 21st-century British youngsters, a poll has found.
The survey by the Education and Employers charity involved 13,000 UK primary school children from the age of seven to 11.
It revealed that 3.3% of the participants dream of a job in the Army, Navy, Air Force or as a firefighter, positioning the category at number 10.
However, the top career choices in the UK are currently sports, teaching and veterinary.
The survey also revealed that many children are looking to modern technology for future jobs – such as a career in gaming or social media – ahead of professions traditionally picked by children – such as police officer or doctor.
The poll asked children to draw a picture of the job they wanted to do when they grow up.
They were then asked questions, such as whether they knew anyone who did this for a living and how they knew about the profession.