Global trends and the new jobs they’re creating

Today young people might aspire to be doctors, farmers, teachers, electricians or software developers and in the future many of these jobs will be the same, just done differently, but we may also start to see new job roles emerge, such as:

New job roles emerging

Careers of the Future: UKCES, December 2014. Your Future Job Quiz, UKCES 2014

The way we work and for how long will change too:

Flexible working

NHS Choices

We're also increasingly interconnected inside and outside of work:

Internet use to drive 1.4% increase in media consumption in 2015, ZenithOptimedia, June 2015.

Internet use to drive 1.4% increase in media consumption in 2015, ZenithOptimedia, June 2015.

How companies can leverage the Internet Of Things, World Economic Forum, April 2016.

How companies can leverage the Internet Of Things, World Economic Forum, April 2016.

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