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.”