PLUMBERS and electricians are most likely to find their jobs stimulating, while human resources staff are likely to be the unhappiest workers, according to a new study.

A survey of more than 3,000 adults by recruitment website greatplaces2work showed that almost half were considering a major career change.

Only one in 10 said they enjoyed a high level of stimulation in their job, with women stressing a sense of achievement ahead of money - the reverse of what men said they found stimulating.

Sharon Glancy, of greatplaces2work, said: "The country is facing challenging times over the coming year so it is perhaps unsurprising that such a large proportion of the UK workforce are considering changing careers."