Hancock tries out the apprentice high life

Hancock tries out the apprentice high life

Skills Minister Matthew Hancock exchanged his suit for overalls to find out what life was like for an apprentice engineer as part of a job swap scheme.

Mr Hancock switched places with City & Guilds apprenticeship champion of the year Jenny Westworth, aged 23, who works at BAE Systems.

He said: “It was fantastic to swap jobs with Jenny and understand first-hand what it is like to be an apprentice.”

Earlier in the year Jenny visited Westminster to experience being a minister.

She said: “It was a real honour to have an opportunity to be a minister for the day but I was also proud to show the Minister what I’ve achieved as a result of my apprenticeship at BAE Systems.”