Statistically speaking almost everyone will change jobs several times throughout their careers. Long gone are the days of getting a job straight out of school and staying there until you retire. However, changing careers entirely is something that needs to be seriously considered before taking the plunge. One option for office workers looking to change careers is to pursue a mature age or Adult Apprenticeship. An adult apprentice, otherwise known as a mature age apprentice, is an apprentice who begins an apprenticeship at 21 years of age or older.
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You can up-skill or re-skill at any age, even if you have had a long absence from the workforce. Many training programs are now provided around family and financial responsibilities, giving you flexibility to choose how, when and where you train. Demographic statistics have shown that our workforce is ageing.
Apprenticeships and traineeships are an excellent way to combine training with work, enabling you to have a job while you complete training towards a nationally recognised qualification. They are available to anyone of working age. You can even begin your apprenticeship or traineeship while you're still at school.