We’re opening apprenticeships to people of all ages

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From today, we’re inviting applicants of all ages to our apprenticeships.

We’re opening our entry-level apprenticeships to people of any age for the first time: enabling people in their 30s, 40s and 50s to restart their career, change direction, or even enter the workforce for the first time.

More than 50% of our apprentices are currently over the age of 30 on upskilling and reskilling programmes, and we know the benefit apprenticeships can have for those of any age.

That’s why, now, all of our apprenticeships are open to anyone: whether you’re entering the workforce for the first time, reskilling into a new career or industry, or uplevelling your skills.

Euan Blair, CEO of Multiverse, said: “There’s long been a belief that apprenticeships are only for young people. This isn't true: apprenticeships can support a broad range of people at multiple stages in their lives to control the trajectory of their careers.

“Our mission is to provide equitable access to economic opportunity for everyone. Supporting people of any age to access apprenticeships is another step towards delivering this.”

In December, our research found that more than 5m UK workers over the age of 50 are considering retiring early, creating a large risk to an already strained workforce: many of whom are concerned about not having the modern skills employers are currently looking for.

Blair said: “The changing tech landscape proves that people of all ages need new skills, and the opportunity to reimagine what their career can be. Whether someone is 16 or 60, we want to use apprenticeships to support them to build meaningful, sustainable, and well paid careers."

Minister for Skills, Apprenticeships and Higher Education Robert Halfon said: “Apprenticeships are for everyone, at all ages and stages of their career. So, it is brilliant news that Multiverse is removing all age restrictions from their apprenticeships, enabling more people to retrain and upskill later in life. Multiverse understands the wealth of benefits apprentices bring to businesses across the country.

“Apprenticeships are crucial to giving people from all backgrounds the chance to gain the skills they need to unlock their potential while addressing skills gaps and helping to grow our economy. That’s why we’re increasing investment in apprenticeships to 2.7 billion available by 2024/25, extending the skills ladder of opportunity to all.”

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