Last edited by a moderator: Dec 19, 2008 The talk at the moment is those that have lost their jobs need to re-train. Re-train in what field best suited for the future? There will be people of all different ages losing their jobs. What would a 40 year old man retrain as, given that he wouldn't be qualified until 42 -44. Is is feasible for a 40+ to go and get a business qualification and start in that filed at 44 ie account tech/ accountant etc or DataBase admin etc. I know we can retrain but what's realistic for the 40plus?