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    hey guys, really questioning my life choices at the age of 28, Ive got an NVQ level 2, and a few GCSE's, been working since i was 17 years old, in mainly dead end jobs.
    Recently moved over to south london and working in a hospital, with no real chance of career prospects, what im trying to say is that, has anyone else been in the same predicament as me? and what did you do ?

    is it too late to do an apprenticeship course right now? due to my age? if so what did / how did you do it?

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    Hi Saj,

    There are lots of people in the same situation as you so please don't be disheartened! The great thing about having worked over the years is that you will have gained experience and skills that help make you more employable going forward.

    I would suggest that you have a look at Apprenticeships.org.uk or the National Careers Service http://bit.ly/1neaqKc to find out more about your options. Alternatively, you could try ringing companies that you are interested in and ask whether they A) offer apprenticeships and B) whether they offer them to your age bracket.

    Hope that helps!

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    Hi Saj

    No its not to late to do an apprenticeship or train for a career you feel would be more rewarding. It's up to the company who they take. However, the government does give some financial support to companies who take on young people, but don't let this put you off, because many companies prefer more mature candidates, who have already developed employability skills.

    It would be worthwhile to think about the industries you would like to work in and the job you would like to do. For example, what do you like doing, what are you good at, what is important to you in job etc. Then think/research whether there any jobs where you will be able use or develop these skills. Then look at apprenticeships or training opportunities.

    Good luck
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    (Original post by Saj_87)
    hey guys, really questioning my life choices at the age of 28, Ive got an NVQ level 2, and a few GCSE's, been working since i was 17 years old, in mainly dead end jobs.
    Recently moved over to south london and working in a hospital, with no real chance of career prospects, what im trying to say is that, has anyone else been in the same predicament as me? and what did you do ?

    is it too late to do an apprenticeship course right now? due to my age? if so what did / how did you do it?

    kind regards
    S
    What sort of career areas are you interested in??
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    (Original post by Emma:-))
    What sort of career areas are you interested in??
    Anything really, telecommunications, Pluming & Gas, and IT
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    since you're working in a hosptial, ever thought of doing a healthcare degree? (nursing, physiotherapy, ect ect) you could do an access to higher education course to get the quals for uni then if you can get into uni the NHS give you a bursary and pay all the tuition fees.
 
 
 
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