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Why UK Workers Are Taking a Break

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U.K. project professionals are stepping away from the workforce for a variety of reasons.

A majority of U.K. project professionals who have taken a career break say it didn't hurt their work prospects in the long run.

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Top five reasons for time off:

image 32% Earned a break

image 29% Travel

image 21% Education/self-development

image 15% Child care

image 12% Family sickness

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How long?

51% 6 months or less

31% 7 to 12 months

14% 1 to 2 years

4% 2 to 5 years

Was it worth it?

Percentage who felt their career break had a long-term…

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Source: Project Management Benchmark Report, Arras People, 2017

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