The number of apprentices in the Midlands has increased by more than ten per cent in the last year, according to the National Apprenticeship Service.
Mondelez, which owns Cadbury's, is one employer in the Midlands investing in apprenticeship schemes. It's predicted within ten years, the number of apprentices will rise by 85 per cent, which the government says will help rebuild the economy.
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It will be a dry and bright start, however scattered showers will develop.
Rather cloudy, with some rain likely at first.
It's believed there were around 8,000 people who laced up for this year's 10k race.