A NEW generation of jobs could soon be appearing in situations vacant columns, say researchers in Lancashire.

Terms like systems farmers, human e-sources managers and AI translators might not roll off the tongue now.

But experts at BAE Systems say these roles could be as commonplace as engineers and mechanics by 2040.

For the uninitiated, a systems farmer, as part of the revolution in synthetic biology, would 'grow' mechanical parts from chemical processes, for example in the aircraft field.

E-sources, a variation on human resources, concentrates on measuring employee wellbeing and cognitive state through wearable technologies.

An AI translator is supposed to attune artificial intelligence aids so they can be ideal working partners for their human counterparts.

Their studies focus on Generation Z, or centennials, the job-hunters of the future.

Nick Colosimo, BAE's principal technologist, said: "Centennials have more career options open to them than ever before – while the nature of the jobs we do is changing, so too is our workplace.

"We need to do more to help nurture young talent in the UK and highlight future available opportunities."