Graduating at 25 (almost 26)

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FATMANNOLONGER
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I'm asking this on behalf of a friend who is still working

They want to pursue an accounting and finance BSc, however they would be starting when they are 22 (almost 23) and would graduate 3 years later (if done without placement year).

They're just unsure whether they will even be able to get a good job at somewhere like the big 4 etc when they graduate due to their age, I can't really reassure them as I'm studying biomed so I was wondering if anyone else could offer advice

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Age discrimination is suppose to be illegal especially when 26 which isn't even old, assuming they get decent grades and good work experience it shouldn't be an issue.
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(Original post by FATMANNOLONGER)
I'm asking this on behalf of a friend who is still working

They want to pursue an accounting and finance BSc, however they would be starting when they are 22 (almost 23) and would graduate 3 years later (if done without placement year).

They're just unsure whether they will even be able to get a good job at somewhere like the big 4 etc when they graduate due to their age, I can't really reassure them as I'm studying biomed so I was wondering if anyone else could offer advice

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Ok so most people start university when they are 18/19, graduating at 21/22 if they don't have a placement year. If they do have a placement year then it's more like 22/23.

At no point during a job application should you have to disclose your age (until you are offered the job for medical reasons/proof of identity) so how would an employer be able to tell at interview stage that they are 27/28 as opposed to 22/23? People's faces don't age that much in 5 years once they pass around the age of 18, and you have some people who look much younger or older than they are too!

To summarise: No matter what subject area you are looking for a job in, I really don't think that small age difference would affect anyone's job application because the interviewer would have no way of knowing.
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26 is very young anyway. It will have no influence in job applications.

I'm 27 and I've been contacted by a few employers and not one has asked about my age.
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Thanks for the info guys, I'll update this thread with his response
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(Original post by Wienerwald)
An absolutely irrelevant post: ~ in soviet Poland people generally finish their university education around that age (despite beggining it when they are 18/19). Then, they become unemployed and commit suicide ~
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