Profiling Career Changers
Organisation: Primary Industries Capability Alliance
Published: June 2018
Country: New Zealand
Research type: Quantitative
Previous research has identified "career changers" as an important source of highly valuable recruits. They make up the largest group of new entrants to our primary sectors, bring skills and experience from other sectors, and potentially continue to have successful careers in our sector. However, little is known about career changers - which sectors they come from, how long they stay, what demographics they represent, or whether they accept a reduced salary when they make the change. To better understand this group and find ways to engage with them, research was undertaken, using the Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI), to identify attributes of successful career changers. Follow the link to the online resource where you can drill down into areas of interest. Individual sector reports (dairy, wool, forestry, sheep & beef) are available to PICA members.