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    I graduated in 2015, however due to taking a year off (travelling) I only started applying to graduate scheme's for 2017 intakes...

    is there a certain age which is unappealing for graduate employers?
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    (Original post by manny0121)
    I graduated in 2015, however due to taking a year off (travelling) I only started applying to graduate scheme's for 2017 intakes...

    is there a certain age which is unappealing for graduate employers?
    Not unless they say so. Normally you will be ok, they will look at what you have done since graduating.
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    (Original post by manny0121)
    I graduated in 2015, however due to taking a year off (travelling) I only started applying to graduate scheme's for 2017 intakes...

    is there a certain age which is unappealing for graduate employers?
    not age. Some schemes specify recent graduates, or 'graduates who graduated in x years' but not all.
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    Can't do it by age, as it's illegal/age discrimination. Some companies ask for you to be a recent graduate and will state what they mean by that, but they tend to be in a minority.


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    To echo what others have said: it is illegal to discriminate based on age. I have known people on grad schemes or working in graduate jobs who have been into their thirties. Career changes happen, and not everyone manages to get on a grad scheme during their final year or immediately after university. Some people travel, too, like yourself. In some sectors it is maybe a bit closer to the norm to have a little bit of experience, even, before applying to and successfully securing a place on a grad scheme.

    Now some organisations might require you to be a "recent" graduate, or have less than X years of experience. They will probably clarify what this means, and if not, ask them.
 
 
 
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