“But on the other hand, it does little to encourage older workers to seek out new opportunities, apply for new roles and build on their experience.
“And with one in five feeling discriminated against because of their age, employers need to do more to create an environment which caters to workers of all ages.”
Mr Avid added: “Commercially, it’s easy to understand why employers tend to focus on the recruitment and training of young workers, but we have a duty to our older employees too.
“A diverse workforce is a truly wonderful asset for any businesses to have, as it aids the sharing of skills and experience, and it brings different perspectives to the table.
“Without it, young people entering the workforce are missing out.