A third of Britons are unhappy with their career prospects

Have you ever felt as if you were stuck in a dead-end job, or felt your career was at a standstill? Figures show that you’re not alone. What do you do next? Don’t worry, Just has it covered.

According to a survey by GSM London, 71% of the UK see their work as a job, not a career. The poll also revealed the happiness of those with jobs and those with careers, as well as the most common reasons why people find it hard to transition into another line of work.

One of the most significant differences between those with careers and those with jobs is the motivation for their work. A massive 54% of people with a job sees it as means to an end, versus just 10% of those with a career. From these figures, it is obvious that careers can offer more than just a pay slip.

There are a number of reasons that contribute to employees staying in jobs they are unhappy with. Almost half (41%) of dissatisfied workers claim that after 34, you are too old to change careers. Other reasons cited against changing careers were family commitments (22%), the pressure of uncertainty (22%) and lack of confidence (21%).

The pressure of uncertainty is prevalent among the minds of working adults in the UK today due to the ambiguity of Brexit and a changing employment landscape, amongst other factors. The recent changes in the state pension age also mean that we will probably be working for much longer, so we should try to at least enjoy it!

Over a quarter of East Anglian residents are unhappy in their current workplace. Are you one of them? If so, our article ‘Seven signs that you need a new job’ may help you determine whether a job or career change is in order.

For those who are hindered by uncertainty or a lack of confidence, finding work through a recruitment agency could really help you. Here at Just Recruitment, we always place people first. We get to know your strengths, needs and desires – helping you find a fulfilling career path and mentoring you throughout the process.

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If you liked this article you may like to read – Seven signs that you need a new job

You may also like to read – Are you too old to make a career change? Hint: the answer is no!

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Management Accountant
Sector: Accountancy, Banking and Finance
Salary: £30,000 - £38,000
Location: Haverhill
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
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About the role

The Just Recruitment Group have a superb opportunity for an experienced Management Accountant to join our client on a fulltime, permanent basis working near to Haverhill.

Reporting directly to the CEO of this fast growing successful company. The business is currently growing at 20% per annum and is at a pivotal moment in its development. New premises have been purchased and new sales and accounting systems are due to be installed in the coming 6 months. This role will be part of the senior management team and involved in key decision making for the business going forward.

Responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for the whole of the accounts department and production of the monthly management report and KPIs.
  • Managing the accounts assistant who has primary responsibility for the purchase ledger.
  • Managing UK and overseas payments, controlling deposits and advance payments.
  • Cash management including weekly forecasting of cash and credit control.
  • Running all aspects of payroll.
  • Management of Royal London pension scheme.
  • Responsibility of all company insurances and utility suppliers.
  • Working with the Operations Manager, analysing profit and cost variances to budget.
  • Implementation of new accounting system, which will free up purchase ledger clerk to take some of the more administrative elements of this role.
  • Job and departmental profit analysis.
  • Monthly VAT returns and Bank reconciliations.
  • Ad-hoc tasks necessary for the for Senior Managers and Directors.
  • Management of personnel files.
  • Administration and other duties relevant to the role.

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills:

  • Experience working in a fast moving busy office environment.
  • Ability to work to deadlines, quickly and accurately under pressure.
  • Ability to prioritise.
  • Discretion required due to nature of the role.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Confident in using Microsoft Excel.
  • Flexible and adaptable.
  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA Qualifications are desirable but not essential.

 

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Service Engineer
Sector: Engineering and Manufacturing
Salary: £30,000 to £35,000 Per Annum
Location: National
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 906655
About the role

This position is based nationally and reports to the Field Service Manager.

Responsibilities

  • Attending customer sites across the UK and Ireland as required by the business.
  • Delivering routine preventative maintenance and repair work as scheduled by the service coordinator.
  • Attending product breakdown calls, providing technical assistance to customers and supporting service refurbishment activities.
  • Working efficiently and safely, always within the companies Health & Safety guidelines.
  • Delivering high standards of customer service and maintaining a commercial outlook towards the business.
  • Occasional visits to our parent company in Denmark or attending other manufacturing sites for the purpose of training or support.
  • Active input into the strategic activities of the business when required.

Qualification 

  • Full clean driving licence
  • Knowledge of ventilation systems
  • Knowledge of refrigeration systems
  • Knowledge of control systems
  • Health and Safety, including but not limited to, a strong understanding of making and working within risk assessments and method statements.

Skills

  • Electrical
  • Braising
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Experience

  • Service and preventative maintenance on HVAC products at a national level

Personal attributes

  • Honest
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  • Flexible
  • Supportive Team player
  • Work effectively and safely alone.

Hours

Monday to Friday 08:30 – 17:00 with a 60-minute unpaid lunch break. However, will be expected to work such additional hours as are necessary for the proper performance of your duties.

Reward Package

  • Competitive Salary (based on experience/qualifications)
  • Bonus scheme (Profit related)
  • 25 days holiday per annum (up to 5 days used for Christmas shutdown) increasing with length of service, up to a maximum of 30 days per year
  • Company sick pay (after 13 weeks service and increases with length of service)
  • Pension Scheme
  • Auto-enrolment 3% employee contribution and 2% employer
  • Group Personal Pension Scheme (once qualified) 3% employee contribution and 3% employer increasing with length of service
  • Life Assurance (2 x basic salary)
  • Private Medical Insurance (once qualified)
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Other benefits

  • Monthly flexi-Fridays (staff can leave at 2pm, having made the time up that week)
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