More than six in ten UK workers claim they would switch employers to secure more regular training opportunities.

This is according to new research by AVADO, who also found that the average UK professional has gone two years without any training. More than one in ten reported having no training in over four years.

With UK productivity at worrying levels, AVADO’s researchers believe that the lack of training is holding back UK businesses from success, as two fifths of professionals claimed they are less productive in their job without regular training.

Furthermore, a quarter of workers worry that without training they’ll be passed over for promotions.

Mark O’Donoghue, CEO at AVADO, explained that today’s training often has to be digital so firms can cope with a changing business landscape.

He said: “One of the biggest challenges facing businesses today is digital disruption, as a result we are seeing organisations trying to transform rapidly, without implementing effective training to ensure their people have the necessary skills to adapt to new ways of working.

“With that being said, the world of work is changing fast – employees now change jobs more frequently than ever and the rise of the gig economy means more staff are on short term contracts or self-employed. Yet the world of training hasn’t kept pace and, as a result, many workers aren’t getting the professional development they need to learn new skills in order to be productive and effective in their jobs.”