Brits More Supportive of Career in Nursing Than Parents in Most Other Countries


A report by MoneyTransfers.com has revealed British parents value nursing, as a profession, much more than many other nationalities. MoneyTransfers.com compiled findings of YouGov’s international study which saw participants from 16 countries rank careers from most to least respected, discovering the nursing line of work is most supported by UK parents. 

This International Workers’ Day, in a bid to better understand global perceptions of various occupations, MoneyTransfers.com is reviewing the latest data presented by YouGov. 22,000 participants took part in the recent study, all of whom were asked to respond to the following question: “Outside of the coronavirus pandemic, generally speaking would you be happy or unhappy if one of your children held this kind of job?” 

Understanding Why British Parents Value Nursing the Most

MoneyTransfers.com discovered 71% of Britons revealed they would be happy for their child to pursue a job in nursing. This figure follows a huge increase in support for the NHS, from 46% of the population in March 2020 to 72% in March 2021. It would appear this positive response is a direct result of the integral role healthcare workers have played in battling the Coronavirus pandemic. 

In addition to the newfound growth in support for the UK’s National Health Service, the amount of people who believe the NHS provides higher quality healthcare than other European countries has also increased significantly. 

MoneyTransfers.com is hopeful the recent findings which indicate a more approving attitude towards nursing in the UK will result in the enrolment of a new generation of budding nurses.

Influx of International Nurses a Result of NHS Shortages

Despite the reported positivity surrounding nursing careers, the NHS has battled with significant staff shortages for the last 10 years. During this time, the NHS has seen a substantial decline in the number of registered nurses, reporting vacancies in approximately 1 in 10 nursing posts. As a result, the UK relies heavily on the recruitment of international nurses.

For many of these foreign nurses, living and working in the UK will mean leaving family and friends behind, not to mention the lives they have built in their home countries. MoneyTransfers.com understands that most expatriate nurses – and all international workers – may need assistance in order to send and receive money between home and abroad.

As a comparison platform, MoneyTransfers.com provides tailor-made services designed to help expats, as the company understands the value of their hard-earned overseas income and does not believe any of this money should be spent on transfer fees and sky-high currency exchange markups. 

The company is on a mission to help their users save money when sending and receiving funds across the UK and beyond. MoneyTransfers.com works hard to provide a range of services; from assisting with fast and easy payments among friends, to arranging recurring large bank-to-bank transfers, there is a plethora of information available on this website. Visit the website to find out more about the various transfer options available to you and see how MoneyTransfers.com can help make your next transfer experience as smooth as possible. 

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