Can you retrain for a career at any age?

Posted on August 24, 2017 at 11:44 pm

Training for a new job can be done at any time during your life but as you get older and have more commitments you may find that you simply cannot afford to have the time off work or that you have children to look after etc, making it more difficult. Many people who are already working full time feel that they cannot train for another job without leaving their current position. For many people, this is simply not possible as they still need to have a decent income to meet their current financial commitments.

If this is the case, then all is not lost. You can still look to study in the evenings or find a job that will allow you to train whilst earning such as an apprenticeship. Although you may be on a quite a low wage, during this time you may be able to have help off the government in terms of tax credits etc to top up your income. If you feel that you need to gain more experience before applying for a new job, then you could try doing some volunteer work in that industry first.

 

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