To coincide with National Apprenticeship Week, Screwfix has launched its competition to find the nation’s top trade apprentice
The Screwfix Trade Apprentice 2024 competition is officially open for entries across the UK and Ireland.
Now in its tenth year, the competition offers a trade bundle worth £10,000, including £5,000 of tools, a £3,000 training budget, and £2,000 worth of technology.
In addition, the winner’s college will receive £2,000 worth of Screwfix vouchers to spend on workshop equipment.
Jack Wallace, marketing director at Screwfix, said: “We are thrilled to be celebrating 10 years of Screwfix Trade Apprentice during National Apprenticeship Week. We are always blown away with the calibre of talent, passion and dedication that we see year after year.
“Screwfix Trade Apprentice goes from strength to strength and the thousands of applications we receive each year are amazing. As ever, I’d encourage the nation’s hard-working and passionate apprentices to apply.”
Last year’s champion, Katie Jones (pictured), is a gas engineer studying at Southport College. Commenting on her win, she said: “I feel so lucky to have been given a platform to pave the way for other females like me who have a real passion for their trade.
“Winning the tools, tech and training has bolstered my knowledge and practical skills, equipping me with everything I need to succeed. It’s been such an exciting year since being crowned the 2023 champion, and I’d strongly encourage other apprentices out there to apply – it really does change your life.”
The competition is free to enter and open to all apprentices who are currently enrolled at college, either on a part-time placement with an employer, or a full-time college student.
Apprentices can apply themselves, or they can be nominated by their college or employer.
Entries close at midnight on 18 February. For more details, click here.