Thousands of current and former apprentices have been celebrated by West Midlands ambulance service.

The trust is marking National Apprenticeship Week, which began on Monday (February 5), honouring over 3,500 apprentices.

Since it launched its first apprenticeship programme in 2010, the service has seen 3,977 apprentices overall.

Director of people, Carla Beechey said: "Apprenticeships are central to assist the Trust to build our future workforce."

Education and apprenticeship manager, Sophie Cooper added: "We’re so proud of all of our past and present apprentices."