I would like to suggest a different method.
Why donít you see if you can get a job in ops, or general airfield duties (dogs body) at one of the GA airports situated around the country? Some of them have live in accommodation.
In a few months time they will be gearing up for the summer and will be looking to take on staff. The hours will be long and you will be on minimum wage to start with, but it will be a foot in the aviation door from which you will meet some interesting and useful people. At the same time you will be gaining some hands on experience.
You will also have some fun and get the opportunity to do a bit of flying.
I do know people who have done the same on gone on to great things, including becoming airline pilots and Air Traffic controllers.
If you would like some further information then send me a PM (Private message) and I will be happy to answer any questions and point you in the right direction should you like to follow things up.
What ever you decide, good luck