‘People are craving something more’: is it time to embrace your career plan B?
Whether you’ve lost your job or fallen out of love with it, many people turned to something new this year. We meet those who did – plus a beginner’s guide to taking the plungeFor 21 years, Ian Garrett worked in the oil industry. He started his career at BP, then made his way up through the ranks, eventually becoming the chief well engineer for Tullow Oil. He worked long days; his job required a lot of travel, and took him from the North Sea to places such as Angola, Ghana and Algeria. But, at the age of 43, he has just finalised his application to become a schoolteacher. “Assuming that