Apprentice from Greenock is recognised as one of the best apprentices in the UK!

William Hosie is awarded ‘Highly Commended’ in Screwfix Trade Apprentice 2016 competition

Local carpentry and joinery apprentice, William Hosie has been recognised as Highly Commended in Screwfix Trade Apprentice of 2016 following a nationwide search for the best future trade professionals in the UK.

William, 21, who attends West College Scotland, has been recognised due to his outstanding professionalism, talent and commitment to his trade.

William attended the grand finale at Google HQ on 15th April 2016. There, he had to impress a panel of judges to prove he had what it took to be the best in the business. He wowed a judging panel with his professionalism and dedication to his trade. His drive and commitment to carpentry and joinery stood out amongst the finalists, along with his passion for apprenticeships and his desire to pass on the skills he has acquired through his apprenticeship to the next generation”.

William commented: “I am delighted that I have won the title of ‘Highly Commended’ in Screwfix Trade Apprentice 2016. I love my trade and I can’t wait to make a future career from carpentry and joinery. This competition has provided me with recognition in my area and I am looking forward to continuing in the industry with this title behind me”.

Now in its second year, this highly competitive award led by leading multi-channel retailer, Screwfix, aims to recognise and champion the best trade apprentices in the UK.

The ultimate business and trade bundle worth £10,000 has been presented to the Screwfix Trade Apprentice 2016 winner, Thomas Morgan an apprentice plasterer from Kirkcaldy. This includes a top-of-the-range laptop, as well as £5,000 worth of Screwfix products and up to £3,000 to spend on training courses to further enhance his career – everything he needs to get a kick-start in the industry.

Andrew Livingston, CEO of Screwfix, comments: “We’re particularly keen to support apprentices, on whose shoulders the future of the trade industry depends. This competition reaches hundreds of apprentices and trainees at the start of their careers, encouraging them to strive for excellence in their craft and achieve the very highest professional standards.

“William is an example of a young person who we believe will be an outstanding tradesman in the future. We would like to wish him the best of luck and look forward to hearing about their future successes.”

The Screwfix Trade Apprentice award will return in 2017.