Research and analysis

Careers of the future

A guide based on research and data from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES), highlighting a range of jobs which are all Careers of the Future.


Careers of the Future


Based on extensive research and the latest data from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES), this guide presents a list of jobs which will offer great career prospects to young people looking to take their first steps into work.

It contains a full list of 100 jobs all highlighted as Careers of the Future, and casts a spotlight on 12 roles across a range of sectors, giving an outline of the job, what the work entails, key statistics which may be helpful in making career decisions, and details on various entry routes in to the job. Each role also includes a range of useful links to allow the reader to explore more about that particular career.

All of the roles featured in this document combine vital factors for a great career - from pay and career opportunities, to entry routes, progression and personal development.

The report aims to offer inspiration on a range of careers to those who may support young people in making these important decisions, and highlights the value of good intelligence in making such significant career decisions.

A supplementary report, containing all of the background data on which this document is based, is also included.

Published 10 December 2014