Because of the UK skills gap, the Home Office website has a list of the UK’s most in-demand professions. It includes salary and qualification details, so anyone from overseas looking to move here to work can see what jobs we need to fill.
However, British adults are having a hard time taking the Home Office job titles seriously.
When presented with a list of job titles, half real jobs taken from the Home Office in-demand jobs list and half fictional jobs from sci-fi blockbusters – many of which are set decades and centuries into the future, including Mad Max, Hunger Games and David Lynch’s iconic Dune – only 24% correctly identified all of the real job titles.
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A Guild Navigator, the spice-addicted interstallar humanoid from David Lynch’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune, incorrectly identified by 62% as being on the Home Office jobs list.
In total, 1 in 3 questions were answered wrong
The most commonly given incorrect answer was Guild Navigator, followed by:
Organic mechanic, a futuristic surgeon portrayed by Angus Sampson in Mad Max, Fury Road
The Correct Answers
|Home Office job description||Hollywood job description|
|Compositing artist||Face Dancer, from Dune|
|Matte painter||Organic mechanic, from Mad Max|
|Protection engineer||Bio repo, from Repo Men|
|Texture artist||Auror, From Harry Potter|
|Sleep physiologist||Extraction practitioner|
|Reservoire panel engineer||Main force patrol officer, From Mad Max|
|Rock mechanics engineer||Guild Navigator, from Dune|
|Chicken sexer||Head game maker, from The Hunger Games|
|Shader writer||Copywriter (personal letters), From Her|