High-flyers choose training above pay and benefits

A
survey of high-flyers in the food industry shows they value career progression
and training above pay.

The
Leading Edge employment survey asked members of Leading Edge – a network of
more than 4,000 young managers in the industry – what they look for when
applying for a job.

In
order, they looked for: career progression, training and development, a leading
company, a graduate programme, and then pay and benefits.

The
preferred pay and benefits were, in order: up to 30 days holiday a year, a
pension scheme, a bonus based on individual performance, private healthcare,
and then a company car or allowance.

More
than a quarter work over 40 hours a week, with 21 per cent working more than 50
hours a week.

By Quentin Reade

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