Renewed career in science for age 50+ (UK)

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Having been a junior design engineer 15 years ago and moved out of that field I am looking to get back into a science based career.

I am taking a "Natural Science" degree with a maths/physics bias (lots of that) and can't seem to get any sensible job before I get this in place.

I used to use CAD packages a lot but have now missed sooo many versions and new innovations I definitely can't get back to that and I realise that at age over 50 it is going to be difficult to find what I want so what sort of advice could you give?
 

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A career as a scientist will be difficult. If you're 50+ now, you'll be around 58+ when you get your PhD, and 64+ when you complete your second postdoc, and will be going up for tenure when you are around 70+. A career as an engineer on scientific projects might be easier to achieve.
 

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