A new survey has found that a third of engineering and manufacturing employees plan to leave their job within the next few months.
The research, by recruiter Michael Page, found that 42 per cent of employees in the sector would walk out the door today if they found something better, and a third planned to leave their job within the next one to three months.
The survey also found that a heavy workload was the biggest contributor to workplace stress for the sector, and as a result one in three people had shouted at a colleague.
One in five staff had called in sick to work to avoid going in, and 10am on a Tuesday was the most stressful time of the working week for engineering and manufacturing staff.
Michael Page international marketing director Eamon Collins said it was not a coincidence that this was when traffic to the website peaked.
The results come as Michael Page launch their new iPhone app to search and apply for jobs.