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Mancunians named 'most adventurous'

28 March 2014 09:10

Mancunian young people are the most adventurous when it comes to foreign travel, according to a new study

Mancunian young people are the most adventurous when it comes to foreign travel, according to a new study

It's not only the home of The Stone Roses, Coronation Street, Liam Gallagher and Les Dawson - Manchester is also home to Britain's most adventurous young people, a new report says.

Mancunians lead the way when it comes to travels to exotic locations for work, with Londoners and Liverpudlians in second and third place. The three cities topped out the ten UK cities applying for work in Australia, Canada, China, Italy, Spain and the US. Smaller Earth UK, which provides work placements for young adults worldwide, had Glasgwegians and people from Newcastle in fourth and fifth place for adventurous travel proposals.

Those from Cardiff were less likely to travel, in ninth place, with Birmingham in 10th. From sixth to eight were Leeds, Sheffield and Edinburgh. Whenever travelling, it is important to get trusted travel insurance.

Work at American summer camp was one of the favourite experiences, which leapt 20% in popularity between 2012 and 2013. There was also burgeoning interest in travelling to China, where there was a whopping 243% increase in applications for people to work as au pairs.

Chinese families are looking to educate their youngsters in western culture, with particular emphasis on learning English at a young age. Interestingly, becoming an au pair in China was seen as a bonus for people wishing to learn Mandarin, and taking classes as part of their three-month stay. Men now account for a third of those who wish to work as au pairs.

Bastian Weinberger said: 'While our Camp Leaders programme in the US continues to go from strength to strength with increasing numbers of young people taking advantage of affordable ways to work and travel, we are particularly excited about the fast growth in other parts of the world.

'With competition for jobs greater than ever, a lot of young people now realise that gaining experience working abroad and learning different cultures and languages will give them an edge when they finish their studies.'