Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg became a cake decorator for the day during a visit to City of Bath College to meet young apprentices.

Mr Clegg, who was joined on his visit by Bath MP Don Foster, met apprentices from several different industry areas at the college’s Shrubbery Restaurant, before trying his hand at cake decorating in the college’s new kitchens.

During his visit, Mr Clegg also took the opportunity to meet with local business leaders in the new multi-million pound Roper Building.

Mr Clegg said: “I think it’s brilliant. I go and visit a lot of colleges and I really do believe this is a very strong college.

“It has a great new building and it is offering the most fantastic opportunities for its students.

“I have always been a massive fan of apprenticeships.

“So many people talk young people down but when you see these people, working in the college and the experience they are getting, it is so uplifting.”

Matt Atkinson, college principal, said: “It was a pleasure to have the Deputy Prime Minister visit us and meet with our talented apprentices.”

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