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    I'm reallising I am getting on a bit now at 26YO and my time is running out for an engineering apprenticeship. I've been looking at BAE Telford, RAF and a few others.
    I understand my chances of getting any engineering apprenticeship regardless of age will be difficult. The RAF Vehicle Technician role looks great, I've just read a
    thread about the application process - there's no way I'm getting chosen!
    Are there any other apprenticeships that you could recommend that revolve
    around vehicle engineering for someone my age?
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    Have you considered the Royal Navy? I am 100% sure they have many apprenticeships for people aged 18-34
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    JLR, There's plenty of older apprentices on the scheme.
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    (Original post by Tubbz)
    JLR, There's plenty of older apprentices on the scheme.
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    I'm reallising I am getting on a bit now at 26YO and my time is running out for an engineering apprenticeship. I've been looking at BAE Telford, RAF and a few others.
    I understand my chances of getting any engineering apprenticeship regardless of age will be difficult. The RAF Vehicle Technician role looks great, I've just read a
    thread about the application process - there's no way I'm getting chosen!
    Are there any other apprenticeships that you could recommend that revolve
    around vehicle engineering for someone my age?
    Hi, you'll be happy to hear there is no age limit for becoming an apprentice (as long as you're over 16 and not in full time education), and secondly - relevant work experience is a plus, but it's not essential. You have been looking at some great employers and with the right attitude, determination and preparation there is no reason why anyone should avoid applying for an apprenticeship. The fact you have an interest in engineering is a good start.

    The level of apprenticeship which you go into is based on your experience and educational achievements, I would recommend looking into any engineering apprenticeships that interest you and looking at requirements as they all differ.

    It can be daunting when choosing a new path so I would advise you gather as much information as you can from gov.uk, this link here provides good information https://www.gov.uk/apprenticeships-guide and The Careers Service are available if you want to chat to someone on 0800 100 900. Good luck!
 
 
 
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