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    are these training schemes for people who have recently graduated? or can a person apply for them 10 years after graduation?
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    yea

    new age laws mean that they cannot stop people applying even if they graduated 10 yers ago

    CHANCES ARE if everyone was a recent graduate and you were 35 eyars old that they woudl favour the youngsters (even if its illegal)
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    (Original post by Clubber Lang)
    yea

    new age laws mean that they cannot stop people applying even if they graduated 10 yers ago
    lol no - for graduate scheme positions many state you can apply at most 18 or 24 months since graduating. It's got nothing to do with age discrimination, eg a 30yo who just graduated can apply, it's because a company may start all people who just graduated at a 'graduate trainee' level whereas someone with eg 3yrs relevant experience since graduating would apply as an 'experienced hire' further up the ladder.
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    I don;t think its THAT clear cut..


    Indirect discrimination is a bit more complex and is usually linked to time. So, seeking someone who ‘has graduated within the last two years’, or has ‘no more than three years' post-graduate experience’ would be potentially discriminatory.

    Full run down here:

    http://www.prospectsnet.com/cms/ShowPage/Home_page/Main_Menu___News_and_information/Graduate_Market_Trends_2006/Age_laws__what_they_mean_for_gra duate_recruitment__Winter_06_07_/p!eeXpcmF
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    (Original post by Chassez)
    lol no - for graduate scheme positions many state you can apply at most 18 or 24 months since graduating. It's got nothing to do with age discrimination, eg a 30yo who just graduated can apply, it's because a company may start all people who just graduated at a 'graduate trainee' level whereas someone with eg 3yrs relevant experience since graduating would apply as an 'experienced hire' further up the ladder.
    but then you have the problem where a graduate cant get a job and hten 3 years later is no longer alble to apply for the schemes even if they have gained other life experiences eg charity work. there are loads of graduates who dont get jobs in their fields. so its unfair to have that time limit.
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    (Original post by Clubber Lang)
    I don;t think its THAT clear cut..

    Indirect discrimination is a bit more complex and is usually linked to time. So, seeking someone who ‘has graduated within the last two years’, or has ‘no more than three years' post-graduate experience’ would be potentially discriminatory.

    Full run down here:

    http://www.prospectsnet.com/cms/ShowPage/Home_page/Main_Menu___News_and_information/Graduate_Market_Trends_2006/Age_laws__what_they_mean_for_gra duate_recruitment__Winter_06_07_/p!eeXpcmF
    Hmmm can't see any corporate getting done for age discrimination for seeking someone with x years experience, it's an experience issue not an age one. Half the blue chip employers explicitly state only people who graduated up to x months ago are able to apply.
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    we need a test case!
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    No we dont. Listen to the guy.
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    (Original post by soilman)
    No we dont. Listen to the guy.
    Its a grey area at the moment from what I can see.

    While it may be obvious a person who graduated 10 years ago shouldnt be allwoed to apply for a graduate scheme there are cases where it might apply

    If u read the article M AND S already changed their grad scheme to accept odler people (with possible exp) on to it.
 
 
 
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