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Over half of teens would rather make a difference in their career than earn high salary - - Britain
Over half of teens would rather make a difference in their career than earn high salary
It seems that a high salary is not the biggest motivator for today's teenagers as they consider their career path – with more than half saying they would rather have a job where they can “make a difference”.Medicine, social work, and green industries are among the top careers that 13-19-year-olds would like to pursue – despite two in five (42%) being aware that they could make more money elsewhere.Nearly half (48%) admire people who have the skills to do a job that helps others live more sustainably – with 49% hoping to also end up with a job involving sustainability and looking after the planet, like working with electric vehicles or heat pumps.And 52% of teenagers are also concerned with ensuring their chosen career is “futureproof” – with roles in healthcare, software development, and renewable energy among those thought to tick that box.Liam Fairhurst, an apprentice at British Gas, which commissioned the research, said: “It’s fascinating to learn that money isn't always the main motivator for today’s generation of teenagers – and I can honestly say I get so much more out of my job than that.“We get to work with cutting-edge renewable technology that’s going to make a real difference to the way people live their lives – and which will make an important contribution to our national net zero targets.”The study also found 47% of those polled said their friends share their views on the importance of making a difference with their career.But 48% think people their age are too money-focused when it comes to choosing a line of work.The average teen said they’ve known which career path they want to go down for the last three years – with family being the biggest influencer (49%).The OnePoll research also revealed 38% of
Kate Garraway - Derek Draper - Kate Garraway shares Derek struggles as she opens up on staggering healthcare costs - - Britain
Kate Garraway shares Derek struggles as she opens up on staggering healthcare costs
Good Morning Britain's Kate Garraway has shared her confusion regarding the staggering costs that disabled people are forced to pay following the news of a one off payment for those in need of extra help.Almost six million disabled people will receive a payment of £150 to help with the cost of living crisis, the government says.The one-off payment, which was announced earlier this year, will be paid automatically to people who receive certain disability benefits from September 20.READ MORE: Kate Garraway says Derek Draper took 'frightening turn for the worse' in health updateHowever while discussing the pay-out on the show, Kate, who is currently a carer for her husband Derek Draper who is suffering with Covid-19, agreed that the costs are sometimes ones that you don't "predict".Sharing her thoughts on the show in the presence of Robert Rinder and activist Shani Dhanda, who is also suffering with the rising costs, Kate agreed that £150 may not be enough.She said: Sometimes it's just very confusing and the costs are sort of stuff that you don't even predict, aren't they."And it comes and bites you."She then shared that viewers could find help and support on in the programme, co-host Robert shared his admiration for Kate as she continues to care for her husband.He said: "I just want to say more than anything else, you model the possibility against the backdrop of darkness of being light in every sense."I'm so proud of you today.