Lack of training for seniors

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OLDER workers are being routinely ignored by employers when it comes to training, a sales training organisation has warned.

Sales Commando managing director Doug Tucker said it was happening despite more retirees being employed than ever before.

Mr Tucker said: ‘More and more people are working beyond the current ages of retirement and this is a universal trend that’s set to continue as the age of retirement rises in tandem with increasing life expectancy.

‘However, what I find mystifying is that older workers are consistently looked over in favour of young employees when training provision is considered.

‘My team and I have noticed that it is not uncommon for older people to be routinely overlooked – purely, it can be assumed, as there are no other variables, because of their age – if there are a limited number of training places.’