Work and Career Orientations of Nurses

  • Simone R. KirpalEmail author
Part of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects book series (TVET, volume 13)


In the following two chapters the results of the empirical investigation with nurses and IT technicians working in Germany and the UK are presented and analysed. The presentation and analysis will be organized around the themes ‘flexibility’, ‘work and career orientations’, ‘skills’ and ‘identity’. In doing so, the comparative perspective of the structural conditions and responses of employees in Germany and the UK is integrated into the topics of analysis organized by sector, underlining similarities and differences between the two national samples.


Professional Development National Health Service Nursing Profession Career Orientation Direct Patient Care 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Bremen, Centre for Social Policy Research, UNICOM-GebäudeBremenGermany

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