Is 40 Too Old for an Apprenticeship?

Is 40 Too Old for an Apprenticeship?

Am I too old to start an apprenticeship at 40?

No, of course not! It’s never too late to take on a new challenge and switch up your career. All you need to start an adult apprenticeship is a willingness to learn and a passion for your chosen subject. Apprenticeships are a brilliant option for everyone, regardless of age.


Adult apprenticeships in the trades

Are you looking for a new career path as an adult? If so, you're in the best place. At Access Training, we offer a variety of trade apprenticeships for adults.

In this blog, we're going to de-bunk the myth of whether 40 is too old for an apprenticeship. In short, the answer is no! But, let's answer a few more frequent questions that adults may have when looking for an apprenticeship...


Can I start an apprenticeship at 40?

Yes! In fact, it may actually be more beneficial to start an apprenticeship as an adult. This is because you'll have a wealth of life experience and tons of transferrable skills. It's never too late to embark on a new career adventure - who knows? An adult apprenticeship may be exactly what you need to get started.


Am I too old for an apprenticeship?

When it comes to apprenticeships, age is just a number. It is always the right time to learn something new, and an adult apprenticeship is the perfect way to do that. To start an apprenticeship, all you need is...

  • A can-do attitude
  • A passion for your subject
  • A willingness to learn

If you can confidently tick off the the attributes above, then you will have no problem starting your new career with an adult apprenticeship.


What adult apprenticeships at 40 are available? 

At Access Training, we offer adult apprenticeships for the following trades:

To find out more information about each adult training course, simply click the links above to be directed to an individual course page!


What are the benefits of an adult apprenticeship?

On a smaller scale, our Access Apprenticeships will get you on the right path to your dream career. Whether you're 20, 40 or 60! It's never too late to start learning a skill that you love.

What you take away from your adult apprenticeship with Access Training will be a wealth of knowledge, expertise and skills that will turn you into a well-rounded, professional tradesperson. 

Some other benefits of adult apprenticeships include...

1. Practical Experience - from some of the best trade tutors around!

2. Learning Support - for up to 3 years after enrolment 

3. Rewarding Salary - earn up to £27,000 a year with our adult apprenticeships!

4. Recognised Qualifications - depending on which adult trade course you choose, you will gain qualifications that will take your knowledge and expertise from strength to strength!

READ MORE: The Benefits of Retraining in the Trades Industry 


How to become an adult apprentice with Access Training

If you'd like to enrol onto one of our adult apprenticeships, simply click the profession that you're interested in below. 

Gas Engineer             Electrician              Plumber

If you have any further questions about how to become an adult apprentice, fill out our enquiry form, call on 0800 345 7492 or email us at


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