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Foreign Office turns away 40-year veteran as too old

A PROJECT manager with 40 years' experience has been barred from a Government construction job after being told he was too old to apply.

Bob Crowley, 62, was told the upper age limit for the senior project manager role with the Foreign Office was 58.

Employers will not be allowed to set age limits on applicants under new age discrimination legislation to be introduced next month.

Mr Crowley said: 'I've worked on major projects all over the world for more than 40 years.

'The really disappointing thing is, we are being told by the Government that we have to work longer before we retire but then they dismiss experienced applicants.'