Screwfix's 2019 Trade Apprentice competition is now open for entries.
Every year, Screwfix searches for the best up-and-coming trade talent. The top 10 finalists from across the UK will be invited to an exclusive final, where one person will be crowned Screwfix Trade Apprentice 2019.
Screwfix says the accolade is "life-changing" for the winner as they receive the ultimate prize package worth £10,000 to help them to get the best possible start to their career. The business bundle includes a laptop with accessories, £5,000 worth of Screwfix products, the chance to experience first-hand what it’s like to be a part of the build production team at Field Day festival along with two VIP tickets, and funds for future training and courses.
Caroline Welsh, Director of Brand and Marketing Screwfix, said: “The driving philosophy behind Screwfix’s Trade Apprentice competition is to support and champion the rising stars of the trade, encouraging them to strive for excellence and to achieve the highest professional standards. The competition provides us a valuable opportunity to learn from apprentices about how the wider industry can best support them in the future. I’m looking forward to meeting some of the brightest talent the UK has to offer and helping them to take a big step to achieving their ambitions.”
The deadline for entries for the competition is 31 March.
Last year’s winner, Jack Martin, has had an incredible year. He’s currently studying an NVQ diploma at P & R Hurt, an award-winning Education and Training consultancy. Jack’s ambition is to spread the word that there are alternatives to university for students and that a career in the trade is hugely rewarding and financially beneficial.
Jack Martin, Screwfix Trade Apprentice Winner 2018, said: “Winning the competition has helped me to establish myself within the industry. I have been able to attend a course in electrical design and I am now one of the youngest people to ever join this course. This award allowed me to purchase the essential tools and equipment I needed to progress helping me to kick start my future in the trade. I would encourage people to apply for this year’s competition as it really does have the potential to change your career."
To find out more, go to www.screwfix.com/sfta to complete an application form.