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Your rights

The Equality Act 2010 makes unlawful direct or indirect discrimination, harassment or victimisation on the grounds of age, whatever that age may be.

In most cases – and unless they can prove it has a legitimate and justifiable purpose – graduate employers cannot set an age limit for graduate schemes. They may, however, be able to say that a graduate scheme is suitable for those who have graduated within the last few years, and specify a date range for eligibility.

You do not have to put your age or date of birth on your CV and most employers no longer ask for it on application forms.

Whatever your age, you should present your skills and experiences in the best light during applications and interviews:

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