At 28 you have 37 working years in you so why anyone should think that is too old defeats me.
You would bring maturity and workplace experience to the job. The drop out rate for 17 year old appentices is high. You have proven hands dirty experience something that seems to terrify school leavers.
At least one chief engineer I know started off as a car mechanic and worked up as
ground handler, trainee mechanic, mechanic, licensed engineer, shift supervisor and then chief engineer. If my memory serves me right he started at about 27/28 years old for one of the offshore helicopter companies.
The biggest problem is actually being able to take up an opportunity, pay cut, probably moving away. Not easy if you have a familly.
Target, job with £50,000+ a year at current rates, but not tomorrow, a long haul.
Last edited by ericferret; 23rd Dec 2012 at 12:21.