RESEARCH released today reveals that more than three fifths of the millennial workforce in the North-East are likely to make a major change to their current job or career in the near future.

Almost half, 47 per cent, admit their current career is not something they feel passionate about, with almost nine in ten, 86 per cent, stating they have felt at a crossroads at least once in their professional lives.

Life stage and time of year are both factors when making a career overhaul, as almost a quarter of respondents aged 21-39 cite being in their 20s and 30s as the time they would make a switch.

January also continues to be a key point in the calendar year for many, as more than one in five people, 22 per cent, in the North-East would most likely consider making a change to their lifestyle then.

The national survey of over 2,000 professionals aged 21-40 for Get Into Teaching, the national campaign aimed at encouraging people across the country to consider teaching as a career, explores working millennials’ career perceptions and the quarter life career dilemma.

More than four in ten of those surveyed in the North-East cited a desire for a more rewarding career and wanting better long-term prospects among the factors that would make them consider a career change before reaching their 40th birthday.

Asked what factors are most likely to prompt them to make a lifestyle change, 41 per cent cited wanting something that motivates them more, and wanting more rewarding interactions 41 per cent.

When asked about teaching as a future career option, almost three quarters 71 per cent of people in the North-East agreed that the profession could provide them with a more fulfilling career.

Roger Pope, spokesperson for the Get Into Teaching campaign and a National Leader of Education, said: "For many people the start of a new year is the time they are most likely to make a significant change to their lifestyle and this can include their job or career.

“This research highlights the importance to young professionals of being in a rewarding role they feel passionate about and how they want to make a change and forge a new career path before they reach their 40th birthday.

"This is where teaching comes into its own, particularly for those who are looking for a career that is rooted in purpose and that can provide fulfilment and long-term prospects.

“I would encourage anyone wondering what their day job means to them at this time of year to visit the Get Into Teaching website and register their interest.”

The Get Into Teaching team has experienced advisers available to give free support and advice.

For more information about teaching as a career and to register your interest visit: or call the Get Into Teaching line on 0800-389-2500.