Employing skilled workers has become increasingly difficult in the last five years, new research has revealed.
The UK's "skills gap" is considered to have worsened by 55 per cent of employers according to the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).
It believes this downhill slide is cause for the government to strongly consider the needs of business when it plans a revision of vocational training.
Nonetheless it was found that more than 83 per cent of small firms provide training for their employees while staff training needs are professionally assessed by 77 per cent, who go on to evaluate how effective training is for their business.
Tim Crabtree, managing director of Abbot Solutions, told businesslink4london: "I spent a year trying to recruit someone for one position.
"There were people who came to the interview who were absolutely awful in terms of their attitude and there were others who were very nice but the one thing they had in common was their lack of skills."