Students at Lakes College have celebrated National Apprenticeship Week with a range of activities.

The annual celebration is held to mark the impact of apprenticeships on individuals, employers and the economy.

With more than 70 different apprenticeship courses available through the college and a cohort of hundreds of apprentices working with leading employers across Cumbria, Lakes College highlighted to students the range of apprenticeships available in the community by inviting local employers and volunteering opportunities to visit.

Among those to visit the college were the North West Ambulance Service, CITB, Cumbria Careers Hub, M2 Education, Hello Future and The Army.

James Walker and Co came to the college on Thursday to complete a task with students with creating watertight boats using sealants.

Hannah Petrie, learning and development coordinator at James Walker, said: "I came to Lakes College during National Apprenticeship Week to give a presentation to a group of students studying engineering and IT qualifications about James Walker and Co, who we are and what we do.

"It is so important to get out there and speak to local students, especially those who are studying a subject that is directly related to what we do as a business.

"The students at Lakes College were very engaged and I was so pleased to see some familiar faces stay behind and complete the activity that I had taken along.

"National Apprenticeship Week is a great way of introducing students to the world of work with local employers and getting them thinking about the potential that apprenticeships have as a fantastic alternative route for their futures."