APPRENTICES from Reading's nuclear weapons base were invited to parliament to talk about their experiences.

As part of National Apprenticeship Week Robert Halfon, minister for apprenticeships and skills invited two workers from AWE to share their experiences and future ambitions.

Meanwhile nine other AWE apprentices are taking part in the Brathay Apprentice Challenge to find the best in the nation.

A spokesman for AWE said: "Over the next four months, the team will tackle a series of exciting and interactive work-related challenges to develop new skills and promote the benefits of apprenticeships.

"The challenges will require team members to demonstrate their team building, leadership, logistical and communications abilities."

Others are stepping into the boardroom as they swap places with senior managers and directors for a day.