Aldo says, “At 43, I feel I am washed up. A few years ago I decided to leave a well-paid job to pursue my lifelong dream of attending university. I graduated last year and have been unemployed ever since. It’s a never-ending circle of job application, interviews and ultimately rejection, and that’s even if they decide to tell me. What is making me more and more angry is that I was convinced going to uni would help my job prospects and I am now sitting with a student debt of £21K hanging over my head. Sitting in the house all day makes me depressed and frustrated, because I have the education and life skills employers want. I am a proud and honourable man, who comes from a proud working class background, and who went to university for self-improvement, but at 43 already feel I am on the scrapheap.”