Other findings from the MasterStart survey
It’s tough out there
In all, 80% of the sample believed the job market to be tougher now than it was 10 years ago. People in media and marketing especially agreed with this (92.9%), along with those in manufacturing (87.9%) and financial services (87%).
Age and lack of skills are the biggest barriers
Age was referenced most frequently as a barrier to future employment for those over 50. In the 18-24 and 25-34 brackets, lack of skills was seen as the most inhibiting factor.
People in IT and tech felt most secure about their skills
Just under half the sample felt they’d been held back by lack of skills. In all, 30% of participants in IT and tech were completely confident their skills would survive the10-year test. Those in other industries were noticeably less secure.
We’re not yet comfortable sharing our work with robots
Close to a quarter of respondents felt AI had already impacted their industry and only 20% said they were comfortable sharing their workload with robots. Surprisingly, 18-24-year-olds had the highest level of unease about this.