Most workers are not in jobs they wanted as school-leavers and many still dream of becoming footballers, actors or models, a survey claims.

A poll of 500 employees showed that one in three would like to return to education to start a new career.

Many men retained the boyhood dream of being a professional soccer player, while 15% of women wished they were a fashion model.

Tim Watts, chairman of recruitment firm Pertemps, which conducted the research, said: "It is disturbing to find that so many people feel unsettled at work and wish they could do something else."

Tuesday September 23, 2003