Applications open to be UK’s best trade apprentice

Nadia Connabeer, Screwfix Trade Apprentice Winner 2015
Nadia Connabeer, Screwfix Trade Apprentice Winner 2015
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The search is on to find the best trade apprentice in the country.

Screwfix, which has stores in Fareham and Portsmouth, has launched the Trade Apprentice 2016 competition to find and reward the best trade apprentice in the UK.

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.

Have you passed your course with excellent results, already offered great customer service when out and about or have you worked on an unusual job with your boss?

Perhaps you have a keen interest in building your own business, you act with professionalism on every job or you have some great innovative product ideas.

No matter what the reason, trade apprentices from across the region are invited to enter – with finalists from around the UK going head-to-head at Google’s head office in April.

This year’s winner will receive a business pack including a Google Nexus tablet and 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 enhance their career.

They will also wear the crown of Screwfix’s number one apprentice.

John Mewett, the marketing director at Screwfix, said: ‘As a key supplier to the trade we believe it’s vital that we recognise and reward the future tradesmen across the UK as they really are the foundation of any community, ensuring homes and businesses are fit for purpose.

‘This competition has been created to give young apprentices a first step on the ladder in their career and give them the tools to help them to build a successful business.’

Entries are open until Sunday, March 6. To find out more, go into the Screwfix stores in Fareham or Portsmouth, or go to to complete an application form.