You are definitely eligible to do an apprenticeship as there is no upper age limit. The difficulty is that an employer would only get a training subsidy of up to 40% (depending on the job sector) for someone of your age. For 16 - 19 year olds 100% of the training fees are paid by the government.
Your best bet might be to try to get a junior position within an accountancy firm (maybe via a temp agency) and then impress them so much that they decide to fund your training!
Some useful advice on job search here
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- Posted: 16/07/14