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Careers to choose if you want long-term job security

HOW long should you stay in your job? While the average worker used to remain in the same role for nine years according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development, this has now dropped to five as Brits become more comfortable with change.

But which careers – or companies – should you choose if you want long-term job security?

Is it time to refresh your CV?

Here are Sun Job’s tips on what you need to know.  

1. Look for an employer which values promoting from within 

Check out the LinkedIn profile of senior bosses.

Have they been with the company from entry level and moved up? If so, you can do the same.

2. Choose a company which covers different sectors

Some larger firms have ‘a finger in several pies’ allowing you to move between sister firms but stay within the business.

3. Train and upskill: 

Most companies now offer access to both internal and external training courses to build your skill set.

The more the company invests in you, the more likely they are to want you to stay with them.

4. Build your network

Making connections within your company and industry helps cement your reputation as someone employable.

You’ll hear about new opportunities in your own company first and those within rival firms too.

5. Look for a future-proofed sector

Some sectors will perform better in the future than others, and these will also provide long-term careers.

Industries including logistics, healthcare and health and safety are all taking on staff in record numbers, as the way society works changes.



Looking for job security and a role you can grow into ? Here are three steady positions to get you started.

Logistics is one of the UK’s fastest growing careers and this entry level job could be your route to the top.

Warehouse Operative, Brantham T/A D&D Recruit, Runcorn

The Job: A reliable Warehouse Operative is required to take care of loading vehicles and emptying collections.

What You’ll Do: You’ll need to be professional and presentable at all times and have a flexible approach to work and changing circumstances in this fast-paced environment.

You’ll Need: The ability to manoeuvre safely and efficiently on MHE equipment is required however full training given with inductions available for ASAP starts.

Apply Now: Find out more about the Warehouse Operative job or browse all roles at Brantham T/A D&D Recruit.

Virgin Media offer unrivalled opportunities for internal promotion and movement with the Virgin Group. Join as a trainee and see where it takes you.

Trainee Sales Executive, Virgin Media, Liverpool

The Job: Part of the Trainee Sales Executive role includes door-to-door sales with new residential and business customers.

The other side includes re-contracting existing customers, handling objections and putting them on new packages to meet their needs.

What You’ll Do: Listening to customers, understanding their concerns, outlining solutions and showing the benefits of new/improved packages will help you excel within this role.

You’ll Need: You’ll love to win and enjoy the reward that comes with great success and you’ll want to be part of a fast-paced, energetic, and exciting organisation.

Apply Now: Get the full Trainee Sales Executive details or check out all roles at Virgin Media.

Health and safety is a safe option for a long-lasting career. This important role could see you build a brilliant career.

Health & Safety Compliance – First Line Manager, TJX Companies, Walsall

The Job: The Health & Safety Compliance – First Line Manager will assess and identify potential risks that may hinder the reputation, safety, and financial prosperity of TJX Europe.

What You’ll Do: You’ll support the planning, development and implementation of the company health and safety strategy and business plan as well as support and develop site-based leaders and line managers, to ensure effective execution of the strategy, through influencing, coaching and development.

You’ll Need: You’ll need a minimum professional qualification to NEBOSHH general or equivalent, analytical and reporting skills and the ability to build and influence effective partnerships at all levels.

Apply Now: Get the full Health & Safety Compliance – First Line Manager details or check out all roles at TJX Companies.

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