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The Brain Bath?! Living the Dream


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Was trainer on your list of ‘dream’ jobs when you were a child or did you actually want to be an astronaut or a nurse? This week the Brain Bath?! finds out how you ended up in training.

A survey has revealed a big gap in what we thought we’d be when we grew up and what we ended up doing.

Most kids would rather grow up to be a doctor or nurse than a famous footballer, the study by Creative & Cultural Skills (CCSkills), the Sector Skills Council for the creative and cultural industries has revealed.

As a sector, the creative industries scored the highest. More than 30% of Brits specified some type of creative career as their dream job in childhood.

But, sadly, just 11% of Brits have managed to achieve these career ambitions.

Top 10 dream jobs for kids:
1. Doctor/Nurse
2. Vet
3. Footballer
4. Teacher
5. Actor/Movie Star
6. Writer
7. Dancer/Ballerina
8. Pilot
9. Pop Star
10. Astronaut

Top 10 dream jobs for adults:
1. Writer
2. Teacher
3. Landscape Gardener
4. Paramedic
5. Photographer
6. Police Officer
7. Physiotherapist
8. Movie Director
9. Restaurant Owner
10. Musician

Now we are taking some creative licence in assuming that teacher doesn't just mean the school-type, which means that trainers have the second most coveted job in the UK. Are you surprised? Or did you come to training having pursued a career elsewhere first? We’d like to hear your stories, what did you want to be when you were a child and how did you end up in training? Just post your comments in the box below.


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