A new report carried out by the British Retail Consortium shows that retailers are investing an average of £1,275 per employee in training each year – reflecting a wider trend across many UK sectors.
This, in turn, is making the world of work an increasingly tempting alternative to university, said BRC director general Stephen Robertson.
He noted that young people worried about building up "huge debts" may want to move into employment positions, including sales jobs, which give access to training and personal development and are funded by their employer, while also providing a salary.
That option is getting more attractive all the time. There must be an end to the snobbery about workplace qualifications," Mr Robertson added.
It comes after Phil Flaxton, chief executive of Work Wise UK, recently said it is vital that UK businesses boost their efforts to take on young staff and train them to help drive the country's economic and business recovery.
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