Once thought to be the territory of school leavers and those under 25, the concept of internships and apprenticeships is undergoing a change – albeit very slowly.

While work placements for anyone over the age of 25 may seem like a pipe dream in the real world, Hollywood seems to be enthralled by the idea.

This months’, ‘The Intern‘ will see Robert De Niro starring as a 70-year-old widower who becomes a senior intern at an online fashion website and 2013’s, similarly named, ‘The Internship‘ saw Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson play middle-aged, recently redundant, salesmen who quickly learn the world doesn’t cater to them anymore.

For a growing number of people, an internship (often unpaid) or an apprenticeship is seen as a necessary and vital step towards employment.

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