A key problem for older job seekers is that training schemes and apprenticeships tend to be geared towards younger people, the Centre for Ageing Better said.
Andy Briggs, the Government’s older workers tsar and chief executive of Phoenix Group, an insurer, said: “It’s also up to employers to clamp down on unconscious bias. If an older person reveals their age on a CV, they are much less likely to get the role.”
Older women in particular struggle to stay in jobs because many have to fit work around caring responsibilities, he added. One in four women over 50 years old