IT and telecoms is 'boring job' for graduates

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IT and telecoms is 'boring job' for graduates

Antony Savvas

IT and telecoms is the fifth most boring jobs category, according to research conducted by a government teacher training organisation.

Administration/secretarial, sales, manufacturing and marketing/advertising topped the Workforce Boredom Index published by the government-owned Training and Development Agency for Schools.

They were followed by IT/telecoms as the most boring jobs for university graduates to go into.

Media, law and engineering were all deemed less boring when it came to choosing a job.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, teaching was seen as the most interesting job - the Training and Development Agency for Schools promotes teaching as an ideal career.

Not being able to use knowledge and skills in specific jobs was the main factor for respondents when choosing their least favoured jobs categories.

The top jobs in the boredom index were: 

1. Administrative/secretarial

2. Manufacturing

3. Sales

4. Marketing/advertising

5. IT/telecommunications

6. Science research/development

7. Media

8= Law

8= Engineering

10= Banking/finance

10= Human resources

 

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