The Search Begins for Screwfix’s Trade Apprentice 2017


Apprentices from across the country now have the chance to get their first step on the career ladder by entering this year’s Trade Apprentice award.

The competition, organised by Screwfix is to find and reward the best trade apprentice in the UK and to ensure their future in their chosen industry looks bright.

Brilliant budding builders and the next generation of electricians and plumbers can all enter for the chance to win a trade business pack worth £10,000 containing everything they need to set up on their own, plus advice from the experts on building a successful career.

The finest apprentices from the country will be selected by Screwfix to go head-to-head at a national final at Google headquarters in London during April. The winner will wear the crown of Screwfix’s No 1 Apprentice – standing head and shoulders above their competitors.

Andrew Livingston, CEO of Screwfix, comments: “As the leading supplier to the trade, we run this competition to safeguard the future of the industry and to invest in the next generation of top tradespeople who will keep our homes warm, safe and dry, and our businesses in operational order in the future. This is the third year we have run Screwfix Trade Apprentice and every year we are hugely impressed by the bright, enthusiastic young apprentices who are keen to get on in their careers and be a huge success. We hope to give the winner the tools and support they need to help them to build a successful business.”

Entries are open until 5th March. Finalists go head-to-head at Google’s head office in April, with the overall winner being named the Trade Apprentice of 2017.

Thomas Morgan, Screwfix Trade Apprentice Winner 2016, said: “I’d recommend any trade apprentice applies to this competition, I never thought I’d win and I’ve been on such a journey ever since I got the news, from the free products to the training I’ve received, it’s helped me and my career so much. I’ve even gone on to win other awards since being named Screwfix’s Trade Apprentice 2016 – this year it could be you!”

To find out more you can go into any Screwfix store, or go to to complete an application form.


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