Bankers crave artistic career change

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Bob Dylan, leading an artistic life, during the Rolling Thunder Revue
Bob Dylan, leading an artistic life, during the Rolling Thunder Revue

Bankers in the City of London are seemingly not content with multi-million pound salaries and a high-octane lifestyle, no, many find a more artistic way of life desirable.

A new survey has found that many of those who toil away in the halls of finance would much rather be taking photographs or playing music, according to a new survey of more than 2,000 people by Balvenie whisky as it launches a new web series about Britain’s top crafts.

Some 15 percent of people working in banking or finance feel a calling to do something more hands on, and more than a quarter say the would enjoy taking photographs for a living.

Becoming a musician was the next most popular option, followed by 17 per cent of people who fancy the creativity of interior design.

Crafts have become particularly popular lately thanks to television shows such as ‘The Great British Bake-Off’ and other programs that have championed sewing and pottery. The survey found that almost a third of people have taken up a craft in the last five years.

However, interestingly, despite the  ‘crafting’ 30 per cent of financiers said they have no patience for learning a new hands-on hobby.

The survey also found that an impressive 95 percent of security guards want to change careers, while 91 per cent of IT consultants and 87 per cent of accountants want to switch jobs.

You can find out more about the ‘crafting’ alternative to working in the City  here

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