Age discrimination is preventing older people from getting back into work, research finds

Age discrimination is cited the top obstacle to getting back into employment, according to the latest research by the job search engine Jobrapido.


The job search engine surveyed 2,027 people in the UK who are currently not in education, employment or training for work and had previously worked in management, executive, administrative or manual labour positions.

Nearly a quarter of respondents (24%) believe the biggest obstacle/reason to getting a new job is their age and that the role they apply for is given to a younger candidate.


Whilst 9% of the respondents stated that poor health had prevented them from getting a job, a further 11% admitted they can’t seem to find the right job to apply for.

11% revealed they keep going for interviews and not getting the job. 6% admitted they have lost their confidence and 6% are still confused about the job they want.


The remainder are using the time out to change careers and are thinking about taking a vocational course, consider their next role as well as travel or look at setting up their own business.

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