Ethan Wynn, highly commended at Screwfix Trade Apprentice 2024, standing in front of a screen showing the competition logos

Ethan shines at Screwfix Trade Apprentice 2024

Ethan Wynn, a 21-year-old apprentice gas engineer from Buxton has been highly commended at the national final of Screwfix Trade Apprentice 2024.

For the first time, the judges awarded two highly commended honours to apprentices – the second went to electrician Jindara Scott – in recognition of their hard work and dedication.

Ethan shone throughout the final with his ambition and how he had overcome challenges to pursue his passion for plumbing and heating. He also clearly highlighted the challenges facing rural areas such as Buxton when it comes to deploying renewable solutions.

Ethan’s innovative approach to the pre-final task, in which he was asked to design a tool that would make a tradesperson’s life easier, saw him create a 3D-printed prototype of a cut-and-clean pipe slice, which impressed the judges.

He says: “To reach the final of Screwfix Trade Apprentice was a great achievement, but to be awarded Highly Commended made it especially memorable. I’m immensely proud of my achievements, and to have had the opportunity to represent the hard work and dedication of all trade apprentices. I absolutely love my job and, in the future, want to help others looking to build a career in the plumbing and heating sector.”

Ethan receives a prize bundle worth £1,000.

The winner of Screwfix Trade Apprentice 2024 was Matthew Rutherford, a 19-year-old apprentice carpenter from Bangor, County Down.

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