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Third of under 35s worried they are falling behind in careers

by on17 June 2021

Working from home is putting everything behind

A new survey of 1,235 UK adults in full-time employment has revealed that many are worried about the effect remote working has had on their professional development.

The new research from has revealed that 34 percent of employees aged between 18-34 fear they are falling behind their peers. This is compared with just 12 percent of over 55s.

Only 22 percent say their employer has invested in their professional development since March 2020 and 37 percent were hesitant to approach managers for extra support during the pandemic.

Nearly a third say they will consider leaving their job in the next 12 months if their employer does not invest more actively in their professional development

Younger employees are struggling with the impact of remote working on their professional development.’s research also showed that many have struggled with the resources used to deliver remote training. Almost half (48 percent) have found online learning solutions provided by their employer to be too generic, with the same number saying that their business ought to invest in better digital learning tools or courses over the coming 12 months.

Nikolas Kairinos, CEO and founder of, said: “As we transition to a hybrid working environment, companies still have time to turn things around. They must look to invest in technologies like artificial intelligence and virtual reality that can facilitate effective and engaging remote learning, giving the support that employees of all ages need to progress in their careers. If they fail to do so, our research shows that they risk losing talented staff to businesses that can offer more competitive professional development opportunities.”

Last modified on 17 June 2021
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