TEENAGERS were full of beans as they got the chance to see behind the scenes at a chocolate factory.

Pupils from Port Glasgow High School enjoyed a behind the scenes tour of The New Chocolate Company headquarters at Kelburn Business Park.

The visit was part of the school's Skills Academy, which aims to inspire pupils who have just finished their exams.

Over the course of nine days, the pupils enjoyed a range of workshops with employers designed to boost their skills and open their eyes to potential careers in the future.

Teacher Amanda Kelly said: "The pupils really enjoyed their tour.

"They learned so such about the different types of cocoa beans and the different percentages of chocolate.

"This has given them the chance to learn about different businesses in the local community and to see what opportunities are out there should they choose an alternative route to university or college and go into employment."

Dylan Lappin, 15, said: "It's been really great to see the work they put in here as a local business and how good the chocolate tastes.

Lewis Winton, 15, added: "It was good to see how they go about making chocolate."

Owner Brian Dick, who runs the five star visitor rated firm with wife Joanne, said it was a delight to see the pupils.

He said: "It's great to welcome the young people to the factory.

"Our goal is to give young people jobs.

"We want people who want to learn."