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Learning new tricks, It’s never too late to begin

Far from slowing down as workers are nearing retirement age, over 60’s are learning a new trade as apprentices.

Figures show they comprise of the fastest-growing age group among those in the Government’s learning on-the-job training scheme – meant to help school leavers.

The number of workers aged 60 or over taking up placements soared from 400 to 2,480 in five years between 2010 and 2015 and showed no sign of slowing down. It may not just be a matter of maintaining your earning power, your feelings of self-worth and life satisfaction can get a tremendous boost too.

Meanwhile, here are two links that may help right now:

Useful job resources for the over 60s

 

Learn more:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/help-and-support-for-older-workers/help-and-support-for-older-workers#employment-support-for-the-over-50s

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