Government must prioritise and invest in training for low-skilled workers, social mobility commission says

The government and employers must do more to prioritise and invest in training for low-skilled workers, the Social Mobility Commission has urged.

The poorest adults with the lowest qualifications, especially men in routine and manual jobs, are the least likely to learn new skills, according to research carried out for the advisory body.

Training is often only available to staff who are already highly paid or skilled, which means low-skilled workers are missing out, the commission, which promotes social mobility in England, said. 

Almost a third (30 per cent) of those employed in managerial and professional occupations took part in training in the last three months, compared to 18 per cent in routine and manual jobs.

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