The three apprentices are from JJO plc one of Rossendale’s biggest employers who got the chance to meet the Prime Minister during National Apprentice Week.
Megan Bateson, Anne Levelle and Zak Craven all work at Bacup-based kitchen, bedroom and bathroom manufacturer JJO plc.
They attended BAE Systems in Warton, Preston, with Rossendale MP Jake Berry where they met PM David Cameron who was launching degree apprenticeships.
Megan, 19, from Rawtenstall, is just coming to the end of a year-long apprenticeship in customer service and has been taken on full-time at JJO.
She said: “He was asking us what we all did with the company and if business was good. I told him I worked in the warehouse doing different jobs and yes the business was busy.”
Zak, 20, from Stacksteads, has nearly completed his second year as an apprentice forklift truck engineer.
He said: “It is good to do an apprenticeship but the starting wage needs to be more.”
Anne, 18, finishes her customer service apprenticeship in August.
Joint managing director of JJO Stephen Greenhalgh said: “My grandfather Ellis Greenhalgh was apprenticed to the original Ormerod brothers after whom the company was named so apprenticeships at JJO are a 100-year long tradition.
“Currently we have 12 apprentices, in roles ranging from wood machinist to joinery and general administration."