Screwfix has begun its search for the Screwfix Trade Apprentice 2019. Every year, the company searches for the best up-and-coming trade talent, and is calling on apprentices to step forward and enter. Entrants simply complete an online application form, revealing why they think they should be this year’s winner.
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. The winner will receive a prize package worth £10,000 to help them to get the best possible start to their career. The bundle includes a laptop with accessories, £5,000-worth of Screwfix products, and 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 at 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.”
Last year’s winner, Jack Martin, is currently studying an NVQ diploma at P&R Hurt, an award-winning education and training consultancy. His 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.
He 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.”
The competition closes for entries on 31 March. To enter, visit www.screwfix.com/sfta and complete an application form.