With the UK’s national retirement age rising to 67 by 2028, it is widely accepted that people will have multiple careers during their working lives, likely to be over 40 years long.
To get the most out of their careers, people are now exploring new ways to broaden their horizons, which could be why interest in secondments, rotations and sabbaticals appears to be growing. A recent survey of 2,315 UK workers carried out by employee benefits platform Perkbox found that 64% of respondents consider sabbatical opportunities to be an important workplace incentive.
This trend is backed up by the 2019 Marketing Week Career and Salary Survey, which found that 52.4% of marketers believe career breaks are very important or important, up from 48.7% in 2018. However, just 7.8% of marketers have the option to take a career break and only 0.9% have actually taken one over the past 12 months.
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