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    At the minute I have a full time job in the IT industry after doing a degree in CS, however I don't have the same passion I had for IT and find it rather dull sitting in front of a screen for 8 hours a day. I have always had an interest in engineering and have decided to take the plunge and change career paths.

    Currently I plan on self studying A levels in Physics and Maths, and applying for a mechanical engineering or similar higher level apprenticeship.

    How difficult would it be to get an apprenticeship in engineering at 24?
    Is the above approach the best way to tackle this or is there a better way?
    Any advice would be welcome on how to approach this change in direction.
    My main concern is finding an employer willing to take on someone my age with the funding scheme the government has in place regarding apprenticeships.
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    I started with JLR at 24, with Maths, FM, Physics, and Chemistry A -Levels from when I was 18.
    Bigger companies rely less on funding, so if you apply for a bigger company, you're more likely to be accepted.
    If you have finished your degree, that may be the only thing that will hold you back (although you could apply for an advanced apprenticeship which is a lower level, more hands on, but still a good course) or just don't declare it.
    What qualifications do you already have?
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    Thanks for the reply.
    I'll make sure to take a look at the bigger companies.
    Out of curiosity, why would having a hold me back? does it affect funding in some way?
    Currently I have a degree in Computer science, A-levels in IT (double award) and Business, and the usual GCSE's achieving at least a C or above
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    (Original post by Poperoni)
    Thanks for the reply.
    I'll make sure to take a look at the bigger companies.
    Out of curiosity, why would having a hold me back? does it affect funding in some way?
    Currently I have a degree in Computer science, A-levels in IT (double award) and Business, and the usual GCSE's achieving at least a C or above
    Yeah, I would guess it's because of the funding thing.
    Most ask for A-Level Maths, and a science or technology based A Level (I think IT should be fine)
 
 
 
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