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    I went to University at the normal age and got a 2:1 in Law. I have been employed in a graduate career for the last 6yrs whilst also studying a second degree part time; I expect to graduate with a first class Maths degree next summer.

    I am considering changing careers and one way of doing this would be to try to get on a graduate scheme (some of the better companies and/or financial schemes pay in excess of my current salary anyway).

    1. I seem to remember when I left university that most grad schemes had a condition of applying within ~3yrs of your first degree. Ive had a cursory look but can not see anything like this anymore. Anyone have any information as to whether this is still the (general) case?

    2. My original A Levels were rather poor - ACC. I dont want to be ineligible for grad schemes because of this (especially if they are using automated culling strategies). Should I really bother going back and resitting my A Levels? For example, one of my Cs was A Level Maths. I have taught A Level Maths for the last 2 years and Im getting a first class degree. I could very well get an A* in my sleep, but it would not improve my qualifications any further. I also did my A Levels back when an A was the top grade, so Im not even sure whether my ACC equates to 280 UCAS points or slightly more?
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    Nothing to add but i wish you every success!!

    Edit: i do not think they can discriminate based on age, i know HSBC ask you to remove dates when applying
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    (Original post by db6279)
    I went to University at the normal age and got a 2:1 in Law. I have been employed in a graduate career for the last 6yrs whilst also studying a second degree part time; I expect to graduate with a first class Maths degree next summer.

    I am considering changing careers and one way of doing this would be to try to get on a graduate scheme (some of the better companies and/or financial schemes pay in excess of my current salary anyway).

    1. I seem to remember when I left university that most grad schemes had a condition of applying within ~3yrs of your first degree. Ive had a cursory look but can not see anything like this anymore. Anyone have any information as to whether this is still the (general) case?

    2. My original A Levels were rather poor - ACC. I dont want to be ineligible for grad schemes because of this (especially if they are using automated culling strategies). Should I really bother going back and resitting my A Levels? For example, one of my Cs was A Level Maths. I have taught A Level Maths for the last 2 years and Im getting a first class degree. I could very well get an A* in my sleep, but it would not improve my qualifications any further. I also did my A Levels back when an A was the top grade, so Im not even sure whether my ACC equates to 280 UCAS points or slightly more?
    My company is recruiting for finance grads now - 3 year training scheme to qualify for CIMA. No UCAS points needed- just a 2.1 in a business/numerical field. We have a 30 year old grad who's just started (graduated about 8 years ago) and many others are mature. PM me if you want more details.


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