Millions of people do have transferable skills
New research suggests that 16m of us already have transferable skills that could lead to a new career.
World Skills London 2011, a skills showcase, says millions of UK adults have second skills estimated to be worth more than £7.6bn.
So if you feel trapped in your current job, how easy is to get out?
Ros Toynbee is on her third career and helps people with guidance on how to change jobs. She told Radio 5 live Breakfast how it can be done.
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21 Sep 2011