Fred Turok, founder of Transforming A Generation, said that a problem for some firms is that they have limited training budgets so are less willing to take on young people who may need to be trained.
As such, employees who have experience in sales jobs and other roles are more likely to be higher up companies' wishlists, he explained.
"The big issue in today's cost-conscious climate is that businesses are more inclined to employ experienced workers, who need less time to train and can hit the ground running," Mr Turok added.
Training someone from scratch is a "luxury" many businesses cannot afford at the moment, he noted.
Meanwhile, according to Sarah Gordon, chair of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation's Diversity and Inclusion Forum, it is important that companies make an effort to take on older workers and the government makes this easier to do so their considerable skillsets and experience can be harnessed.
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Source: The Sales Director News