A survey has revealed that over half of UK workers have not received training for at least six months.
British recruitment firm Randstad polled 623 respondents, 57 per cent of those claimed they had not been trained for more than half a year.
Only 22 per cent of those questioned said they had received relevant guidance within the last month.
A spokesperson from recruitment firm Randstad commented: "Encouraging staff training is vital in an environment where skills shortages are rife."
The company added that there is large volume of workers waiting for the chance to grow and develop new skills but are not being presented with the opportunity to do so.
Earlier this week, Bayfield Executive Research Search and Selection advised candidates hoping to climb the career ladder that the skills required to make it to the top include motivation and self-confidence, similar to those needed to be an Olympic athlete, according to Recruiter magazine.