Is there an advantage to being in the company already?
I am over 40 but I am prepared to move where the training is. I have applied for 4 trainee positions in the last year, I think I'm a viable candidate and certainly was able to meet all the requirements in the job ads.
One of the recent ones was Asciano in Melbourne where they never progressed me to a phone discussion or interview. I only ever got an email saying I wasn't suitable, no feedback or reasons so it's difficult to believe that all I have to do is move to where the jobs are as I am in Melbourne.
If you would like me to look into why you weren't successful for the melbourne roles, please let me know and PM me your name or email address and I will look into it. I am also happy to review your resume and give you tips on how best to place yourself for gaining an interview.
What I can tell you however is that the recent trainee roles in Melbourne were unfortunately cancelled, this may be the reason you received an unsuccessful notification.