TOP TRADE apprentices are being asked to down tools and enter the Screwfix Trade Apprentice 2020 competition and boost their careers.
One talented construction apprentice will be named as Screwfix Trade Apprentice 2020 and will receive a career-boosting prize package worth £10,000. This includes everything a future tradesperson may need to start up their own business – £5,000 of tools, a £3,000 training budget and £2,000 worth of technology.
The winner will also get £2,000 for the college where they study and will be invited to meet a team of experts.
Last year, roofing contractor Darren McGhee won Screwfix’s Top Tradesperson on the Year – showing that if you’re passionate and dedicated the sky’s the limit in the UK roofing sector!
The best entries will be invited to a final event held at the company headquarters of Europe’s largest radio company, Global, located in London’s Leicester Square in April.
All finalists will also be invited to attend a Business start-up day at the Global Academy, learning how to market themselves, promote their business through social media and will also meet Capital XTRA’s Robert Bruce.
Above and beyond
Danielle Sweet, Screwfix Spokesperson, said, “This year we are on the lookout to find an apprentice who goes above and beyond the call of duty to succeed within their chosen career. It really is an honour to be able to offer our future generation this career boosting accolade and £10,000 prize bundle to help kick start their future.
Callum Abberley, Screwfix Trade Apprentice winner 2019, has had an incredible year. The plumbing and heating apprentice stood out due to his desire to use his trade skills to help dementia sufferers to live better lives by using special technology, such as auto shut-off timers, to ensure gas and taps are switched off to reduce the risk within people’s homes.
Since winning the competition, Callum has developed his skills and has even received a pay rise from his boss!
Callum said: “Winning has enabled me to pursue my dream and advance my studies. The Trade Apprentice competition has been an amazing opportunity and a brilliant step into launching my career. I would really encourage anybody just starting out to enter as it really has the potential to change everything for you.”
Apprentices can enter directly or be put forward by their college lecturer or their employer. It’s completely free and is open to all apprentices who are in college or working with a mentor. All entrants must be over the age of 16.
Entries are open between 3 February – 1 March. To find out more, visit Screwfix’s website.