Saturday, 3 January 2015

Over-60s rushing to learn new trades

New figures have shown that the over-60s are the fastest-growing age group amongst apprentices on the Government’s on-the-job training scheme. The number of workers aged 60 or over taking up placements has climbed from 400 to 2,480 in the past five years. It is thought employers are opting for older staff as they find younger workers lack the right skills and work ethic. Among those aged 45-59, there has also been a marked increase, from 9,810 to 41,850 between 2009/10 and 2013/14.
Daily Mail, 

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