Boxer or lock-keeper? Government careers quiz scorned by users

Quiz to identify potential new areas of work in England offers string of unhelpful suggestions

A government jobs quiz aimed at identifying potential new areas of work provides a string of unhelpful career suggestions including lock-keeping and boxing as well as currently precarious posts including airline pilot and cinema projectionist, users have complained.

Rishi Sunak’s warning that the coronavirus pandemic will force employees to adapt to find work has prompted much interest in the beta version of the career assessment tool. But some of the results it has produced, based on answers to 50 questions, have prompted mirth and despair among users.

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