Following the immeasurable popularity of our article a few months ago on the top 20 best paid jobs not in banking, and in light of the fact that Hays' boss says lost City jobs are not coming back ever, we have decided to follow up with some more information on six figure alternative careers, and how to move into one.
Unfortunately, if the jobs below are anything to go by, six figure salaries in other industries are presaged by at least five years’ training.
Anything from £57-205k. Details for civil service pay grades are available here.
According to the civil service’s own website, it ‘attracts senior professionals who are adept in areas of finance, HR, procurement, legal, science and medicine, as well as strong operational/project managers.’ In reality, former financial services professionals may find it quite hard to get a senior civil service job without prior public sector experience.
Low to start with, but rising to £100k plus for very experienced air traffic controllers working shifts at busy centres like Heathrow and Swannick.
It takes 11 months' training, during which you will be paid a pittance (£10,678). Once training’s over you’ll earn up to £32k and will then need to work your way up. Big downside: training is only open to people aged less than 24. For more information click here.
If you work for a big airline like British Airways and you fly big planes like Boeing 747s, you might earn £100k. if you work for Flybe or EasyJet piloting something a little smaller, you might earn £80k. In a potentially ominous move, Ryanair has frozen pay for its pilots.
In the ideal world, you will get trained by airlines offering sponsored pilot training, a list of which is available here.
a less ideal world, you will pay for training yourself, at a cost of around £60k. You can also get trained by the RAF. However, they only accept under 23 year olds. For more information on becoming a pilot, click here.