Training a Mixed-Age Workforce

Practical Tips and Guidance

Newton B, Hurstfield J, Miller L, Bates P |  APG5 | Age Partnership Group, Department of Work and Pensions | Apr 2005

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This project explored the barriers to training experienced by workers of different ages.

The wider context for this research was the age discrimination legislation due to be implemented in October 2006. The DWP was responsible for providing practical help and guidance for employers.

A key objective of this project was to address some of the myths and stereotypes that might deter employers from training their workers.

The report collated the available research findings and other information on all aspects of participation in training, and the barriers to participation, relating to employees of all ages. It provided practical guidance on the variety of training support channels and on age diverse training practices.