A Construction Youth Trust project to fund apprentices will appear on People's Millions show in bid to win public vote

A Welsh initiative to fund construction apprenticeships is competing for a £50,000 award in ITV’s People’s Millions show tonight.

The ‘Real Apprentice’ project, backed by the Construction Youth Trust, involves 12 young people, who are not in education or employment, being set the challenge to renovate two houses from start to finish.

In the process of renovating these homes they will gain skills in building, project management, surveying, interior design and sustainable construction.

The winner - chosen on the basis of their effort, commitment, determination and talent - will be offered a much sought-after apprenticeship within the construction industry.

The first phase winner in the Rhondda will be offered an apprenticeship by Connaught Academy and in the second phase the winner in Newport will be offered an apprenticeship by Newport City Homes.

The project goes up against a wildlife gardening project also in Wales in a public telephone vote. The number to vote for the 'Real Apprentice' project is 0871 62 68 112 and lines are open till midnight tonight.