Average Treasury worker 34 despite over-50s back to work push
Chris Walsh, chief executive of the Wise Age charity, which supports older workers seeking jobs, said the Treasury’s record of employing over-50s was “disappointing”.
He said many over-50s “desperately want to work”, and that there were “real benefits” from having an age-diverse workforce.
“Especially in the current tight labour market, it’s detrimental to employers not to hire diversely.”
A Treasury spokesperson said: “Our recruitment processes are fair, open and based on merit. We run a “blind” recruitment process, which means applicants’ personal details, including age, are not shown to assessors.
“We’re committed to ensuring our staff come from a range of backgrounds, skills and expertise.”