Apprentice meets Deputy Prime Minister to talk about young people and the community

Apprentices from the Brathay Apprentice Challenge 2013 finalists presented to the Deputy Prime Minister their recommendations to get more young people involved in their community.   The Deputy Prime Minister then took part in a Q and A with over 150 apprentices and young people to mark the official launch of the Brathay Apprentice Challenge 2014.  L-R: Sam Ogle (Innovia Films), Hannah Codling Thomas (Norse Group), Alexander Hunt (Unilever), Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, Matt Seel (Burnley Borough Council), Matt Walker (Cobham), Ricky Souch (Plymouth City Council)

Apprentices from the Brathay Apprentice Challenge 2013 finalists presented to the Deputy Prime Minister their recommendations to get more young people involved in their community. The Deputy Prime Minister then took part in a Q and A with over 150 apprentices and young people to mark the official launch of the Brathay Apprentice Challenge 2014. L-R: Sam Ogle (Innovia Films), Hannah Codling Thomas (Norse Group), Alexander Hunt (Unilever), Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, Matt Seel (Burnley Borough Council), Matt Walker (Cobham), Ricky Souch (Plymouth City Council)

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Apprentice Alexander Hunt met Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to talk about how to get more young people involved in their community.

Alexander, of Bedford, is an apprentice with Unilever at Colworth Science Park in Beds, which means he’s getting invaluable work experience alongside a degree, which is being paid for by the global firm.

He is championing apprenticeship schemes as an alternative to full time education. “I don’t feel like I’ve missed out academically because there are a lot of people I work with who have PhDs in Chemistry, and their combined knowledge is huge.”

Alexander was among apprentices from the Brathay Apprentice Challenge 2013 finalists who met Mr Clegg to share ideas about young people and community.