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Eden Project to take on more than 20 apprentices

The apprentices will be trained in a range of jobs including working in horticulture and hospitality Credit: ITV Westcountry

Cornwall's Eden Project unveils its biggest ever apprenticeship scheme today.

More than 20 apprentices will be taken on at the end of the month. They'll work in a variety of areas including horticulture, vehicle maintenance and hospitality.

The scheme is being run in partnership with Cornwall College and the Edge Foundation.

  1. John Andrews

Apprentices in Devon get down to business

David Cameron said today that he wants apprenticeships to be the accepted alternative for youngsters who decide not to go to university, and that he wants the training schemes to be a core part of rebuilding our economy.

He was speaking at the start of National Apprentice Week. John Andrews has been to see how it's working for some youngsters in Devon.


South West Apprentice of the Year

A design engineer from North Devon has become the South West Apprentice of the Year and is now hoping to win the national title.

Daniel Lawson from Ilfracombe won the regional award for his work encouraging more young people into apprenticeships. His firm TDK-Lamda is now encouraging its worldwide employees to vote online for Dan to become the overall winner.

He told us about how valuable apprenticeships are

You can find out more about Dan here.