Abertillery Apprentice Highly Commended in National Final

  • Electrical engineering apprentice, Holly Overfield, earns runner-up spot on Screwfix Trade Apprentice competition
  • 19-year-old is a true ambassador to women in the trade
  • Holly showed a real dedication to upskilling herself and gaining more qualifications to further her career

Holly Overfield, an electrical engineering apprentice from Abertillery has finished runner up in Screwfix’s annual Trade Apprentice competition.

In a closely-contested virtual final, Holly impressed the judges with her love of hands-on work and her dedication to upskilling herself by gaining further qualifications with a view to starting her own business.

Her enthusiasm for the trade and passion for encouraging others to take up apprenticeships shone through, as well has her desire to be an ambassador for young people and women.

Currently studying for her Higher National Certificate (HNC), she cites her disabled parents as her role models and the reason she has grafted to be the best she can be.

Holly takes home a prize bundle worth £1K.

Holly Overfield said: “I am so proud to have finished runner-up in this year’s competition. I entered this competition wanting to show that no matter what life throws are you, you can still be a success if you don’t let barriers stop you.”

Simon Jackson, Screwfix Customer & Digital Director comments: “This year’s final was unbelievably close. Holly’s personality and determination was clear from the outset. She’s a great ambassador to women in the trade demonstrated what can be achieved with hard work and dedication.”

Overfield applied for the competition during lockdown and highlighted her passion for encouraging more women into a trade as one of the reasons why she should earn a place in the final.