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    Hi everyone,

    I am looking to start an apprenticeship but have a few questions? If anyone could help I would be very grateful.

    Firstly, where I currently live in Portsmouth there are not many options for the apprenticeship I would like to do, but I have noticed there are many more in London, my question is can I do an apprenticeship in a different city than I currently live?

    And secondly, I am 24 going to be 25 in a few months, am I too old to do an apprenticeship? Everywhere I see says you need to be either 16 - 19 or 16 - 24.

    Any help would be appreciated, thank you.


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    (Original post by HopesAnchor131)
    Hi everyone,

    I am looking to start an apprenticeship but have a few questions? If anyone could help I would be very grateful.

    Firstly, where I currently live in Portsmouth there are not many options for the apprenticeship I would like to do, but I have noticed there are many more in London, my question is can I do an apprenticeship in a different city than I currently live?

    And secondly, I am 24 going to be 25 in a few months, am I too old to do an apprenticeship? Everywhere I see says you need to be either 16 - 19 or 16 - 24.

    Any help would be appreciated, thank you.


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    What area/apprenticeship sector are you looking at?

    If you are prepared to move or travel then you can do an apprenticeship wherever you like! And as for being too old, this depends on the company and possibly your previous level of education so you would have to see what they say on their website or contact them, however, there are many companies who take on people above 24 (I've seen this first hand - there have been 25 and 33 year olds).
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    What area/apprenticeship sector are you looking at?

    If you are prepared to move or travel then you can do an apprenticeship wherever you like! And as for being too old, this depends on the company and possibly your previous level of education so you would have to see what they say on their website or contact them, however, there are many companies who take on people above 24 (I've seen this first hand - there have been 25 and 33 year olds).
    I am looking to do an IT Apprenticeship.

    I never did very well at school with my GCSEs but I do have them. I also studied IT from 2009 till 2013 where I achieved a Level 1, Level 2 Diploma and Level 3 Extended Diploma in Networking. I also earned a Level 1 Maths Key Skills and a Level 2 English Functional Skills while in college.
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    (Original post by HopesAnchor131)
    I am looking to do an IT Apprenticeship.

    I never did very well at school with my GCSEs but I do have them. I also studied IT from 2009 till 2013 where I achieved a Level 1, Level 2 Diploma and Level 3 Extended Diploma in Networking. I also earned a Level 1 Maths Key Skills and a Level 2 English Functional Skills while in college.
    with those qualifications I reckon you could go on to an advanced apprenticeship so it would mean working your way up, but some companies might let you start at a higher level depending on what they require.

    I'd just advise that you ask around and if you're not sure if you meet the requirements then get in contact with them.

    best of luck!
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    You can apply for an apprenticeship anywhere, it's a job, and treat the recruitment process as such.

    You're definitely not too old, I was in my 20s when I started mine. It's never too late to retrain.

    As it's already been said, with your level of qualification, you'll be looking at advanced level apprenticeships
 
 
 
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