Birmingham Community-Apprentices chat social action with Nick Clegg!

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Last night, a group of Birmingham Community-Apprentice students chatted social action with Nick Clegg at The Skills Show Late at The NEC Arena.

Having been invited to attend the exclusive evening, they told the Deputy Prime Minister all about the community projects that they'll be working on this year. 

Several of the students belong to the WheelCare team at John Wilmott School, and explained how they're looking to revamp a local park to make it accessible for people with physical disabilities.

Later in the evening, Nick Clegg announced the 12 businesses signed up to the government's Social Mobility Business Compact – a charter that commits them to providing widespread and developmental opportunities to help young people get on the job ladder. Long-standing Envision partner The Co-operative was one of the companies to pledge their participation, reflecting their commitment to young people's development. 

The evening was an extension of The Skills Show, the UK’s largest skills and careers event. The interactive event gives young people the opportunity to discover a world of opportunities in further education, skills and apprenticeships.

Our students absolutely loved their experience there, and even got to talk to Capital FM about what they're doing!