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.