Is there any age restriction for apprenticeships Watch
Quick guides to apprenticeships
16-18: Full government funding of the cost of training.
19-24: Up to 50% government funding, so the employer will have to pay for the other half.
25+: The government isn't obliged to give the employer any help with funding, although they may supply a small contribution.
There is no age limit for doing an Apprenticeship. It is only a matter of funding. If you are aged 24 or less you can get full funding or up to 50%.
Most apprentices I've met have been in there early 20s. I was the youngest at 16 by a far distance. Tbh I'm not surprised employeers are unwilling to take on an apprentice in there 50s, they'll be making the cold calculated maths that after they've spent time and money training you your only going to have a two decades if that before you retire. If they hire an apprentice in there 20s they've potentially got an employee for a good 50 years. While it rarely ever works out like that it's still the maths there putting together.
My son has just been turned down for a Aprentiship the letter said although he was a perfect candidate because he has just turned 20 the goverment has just brought a new ruling out were they will only pay upto the age of 19 this was for a bricklaying in hartlepool
I suspect they are trying to take advantage of the lower minimum wage for apprentices aged 16-18. If they really was unable to fund it themselves they'd at least offer you the chance to pay for it yourself & tbh i'm pretty skeptical of any boss or company who would find the perfect apprentice and turn them away because the state refused to fund the apprenticeship. If they would turn them away i'd suggest they're using apprenticeships as goverment supported cheap labour as opposed to training skilled workers for the future.
From September I will be in my second year of college even though I am 19. By the time I leave college I will be 20. After which I am interested in doing an advanced apprenticeship. Is there any maximum age that someone is able to do an apprenticeship or does it depend on the company.