Vox Pop: Should the industry do more to retain and hire older workers?
The traditional apprenticeship model of a seasoned expert passing on skills to a trainee still exists more clearly on many construction sites than it does in other industries.
Old and young gain a lot from working alongside each other and sharing skills. With the very real prospect of four generations in the workplace, we need to work with that. But perhaps our education and training systems need to evolve somewhat to meet this changing marketplace and better support all ages.