IT’S TIME FOR top trade apprentices from across the UK to put down tools and enter the Screwfix Trade Apprentice 2021 competition for the chance to win a £10k prize bundle.
The annual award celebrates the next generation of tradespeople as they aim for recognition at the start of their careers.
One talented individual will be named as Screwfix Trade Apprentice 2021, 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.
Screwfix’s Simon Jackson, says: “Every year we are amazed by the outstanding quality of entrants and, this year, we are on the lookout for apprentices who go above and beyond to succeed within their chosen trade.
“We’ve seen how this career boosting accolade and £10,000 prize bundle helps kick start an apprentice’s career.”
Chris Keel, Screwfix Trade Apprentice Winner 2020, has had an incredible year. Currently working in Joinery and Carpentry, Chris believes that despite the pandemic, winning the competition has put him five years ahead of his career plan. In just 12 months, Chris has been able to take on bigger and better jobs. In addition, he has treated himself to a van, laptop, apple watch and tools.
Chris Keel, 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 8 February – 21 February. Find out more here.