I've started this because I want to work, I am highly skilled but believe there is disguised age discimination in application forms.
1. Employers are not allowed to ask for d.o.b. But, if one has to enter details of dates examinations passed, it is a pretty clear guide to age.
2. As someone who has changed careers, as well as jobs, throughout their working career, the standard "Please give employment history. There should be no gaps, every date should be accounted for," (common in public sector applications) is a joke. I left school at 16 and have worked and studied for 41 years. By the 3rd continuation sheet, I feel like giving up - its clear they want young applicants.
3. Government funding is being provided which is encouraging that all routine jobs be labelled 'Apprentice'. They are routine jobs which can be mastered quickly - ideal for some who are coming to the end of their working lives, but have to wait 8 years for pensions! The use of the word Apprentice (often in agency jobs) is another example of disguised age discrimination.
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