More than three-quarters of workers would be prepared to move to a new city for a job, new research suggests.

According to figures produced by Kelly Services, 77 per cent of those surveyed reported they would be willing to relocate on this basis.

It was also found that 66 per cent of employees would consider moving to a different country for new employment, while almost half (47 per cent) would think about relocating to a country where they did not fluently speak the local language.

"With a more globalised workforce, there is increasing recognition that people may have to relocate to find the right work, or to advance their career," stated Steve Girdler, director of marketing at Kelly Services.

With more than 100 high street branches across the UK, Kelly Services is a provider of staffing solutions and claims to place 10,000 people in permanent work each year and 21,000 in temporary positions each week.