Apprenticeships not just for the young.

‘While work placements for anyone over the age of 25 may seem like a pipe dream in the real world, Hollywood seems to be enthralled by the idea.

In 'The Intern' we see Robert De Niro starring as a 70-year-old widower who becomes a senior intern at an online fashion website and 2013's, similarly named, 'The Internship' saw Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson play middle-aged, recently redundant, salesmen who quickly learn the world doesn't cater to them anymore.

The government's provisional estimate for the number of over 45s expected to undergo an apprenticeship this year sits at over 40,000.

In 2014, former skills minister Matthew Hancock said that encouraging older workers to apply for apprenticeships could help strengthen the economy: "Demand from employers for adult apprenticeships is growing, because they help people of all ages, including the over 50s, to get and hold down skilled jobs."’ - Telegraph


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