Is there any age restriction for apprenticeships Watch

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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.

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I think theres a cut off point of 25 years of age
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Not sure if there's an official upper age limit. I've just finished an Admin apprenticeship and I'm 20, started when I was 19. There's also one where I work who is 22, married and has a baby. To be sure I'd check with the company you want to work for, they should be able to tell you.
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I'm 34 and I'm going to be doing an apprenticeship this year.
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It'll depend on the company as some of them will only hire you to get training money from the government. Ask each company individually
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According to a reliable source, there is no upper age limit.
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Although there is no age limit, there is the issue of whether the government or your employer will pay for your training:
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.
http://http://www.apprenticeships.or...he-Basics.aspx
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I have been turned down for 2 apprenticeships due to age -Iam 52 yet the advertisements show older people on apprenticeships so am getting increasingly frustrated and upset
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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%.
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(Original post by OutsourceTD)
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%.
I heard they'd scrapped the funding age limits & the government was now funding all apprenticeships? Either way the only barrier to this is the employer, even if you are uneligable for government funding you can take an education loan to cover it if the employer is unwilling to cover it for you.

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.
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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
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(Original post by Denise05)
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
They have either been misled or are providing an excuse to let your son down easy. Under the old funding guidelines the goverment would fully fund up till 19 & partially fund up to 24 yo. As far as i'm aware these have been scrapped and the goverment will fully fund all apprentices.

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.
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(Original post by Martyn*)
I'm 34 and I'm going to be doing an apprenticeship this year.
How did you get on with the apprenticeship and who was it with
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(Original post by Martyn*)
I'm 34 and I'm going to be doing an apprenticeship this year.
Hi Martyn how did you get on the apprenticeship I'm 34 as well and trying to do one
How did you get on with the apprenticeship and who was it with
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How did you get on with the apprenticeship and who was it with
The user you're quoting hasn't been active for over a year. If you're looking for a topic related to apprenticeships and mature apprentices, take a look in the Apprentice forum
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(Original post by djsims2)
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.

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No age restriction! I did my apprenticeship when I was 22 with QA Apprenticeships, when pursuing an apprenticeship I'll recommend speaking to an apprenticeship provider so they're able to tailor your interest to the right employer.
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I am 47 years old, I am just wondering if I can do apprenticeship which they pay £18,000 a year. Working in IBM
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