Younger workers as well as those aged over 55 are the most motivated, according to a new survey.

The research by audit, accounting, and tax firm Mazars found that those aged 18-24, or over 55, were the most motivated workers.

People aged 25-44 had the largest external pressures, it found, but the demands of their role also tended to increase at the same time.

The survey found that job security was the most important motivational factor to workers across all age groups, genders and workplace.

Financial benefits and pay were the second most important motivational factor, according to more than half of all respondents.