Catering career brings happiness, says survey

By Emma Eversham

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The City & Guilds reveals majority of chefs and caterers are happy in their careers

Chefs are among some of the happiest workers in the UK, a new survey reveals.

Despite working anti-social hours and for relatively low pay, a career in catering or as a chef ranked fourth in the City & Guilds` fifth annual Happiness Index, behind beauty therapists, hairdressers and members of the armed forces. 

Financial rewards were found not to be the answer to job satisfaction with only 44 per cent of people surveyed saying they`d stay in the job as a direct result of salary. 

Caterers and chefs were found to have average happiness levels of eight out of 10 with 68 per cent of people working in the industry saying they`d recommend their employer to a friend. 

Bob Coates Managing Director of City & Guilds said: "It is great to see caterers getting it right when it comes to workplace happiness. With 68 per cent of chefs and caterers claiming they would recommend their employers to friends, the industry is unlikely to suffer recruitment problems in the near future – an encouraging sign."

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 Position

 Profession

 1

 Beauty Therapists

 2

 Hairdressers

 3

 Armed Forces

 4

 Catering/Chefs

 5

 Retail Staff

 6

 Teachers

 7

 Marketing/PR

 8

 Accountants

 9

 Secretaries/Receptionists

 10

 Plumbers

 11

 Engineers

 12

 Architects

 13

 Journalists

 14

 Mechanics/Automotive

 15

 Human Resources

 16

 Call Centre

 17

 IT Specialists

 17

 Nurses

 17

 Banker/Finance

 18

 Builders/Construction

 

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