Screwfix Trade Apprentice 2024 opens for entries

Katie Jones won Screwfix Trade Apprentice 2023.
Katie Jones won Screwfix Trade Apprentice 2023.

Entries for Screwfix’s Trade Apprentice 2024 competition has opened for contenders across the UK and Ireland.

Celebrating the tenth year of Screwfix Trade Apprentice, this year’s champion will receive the title and a career-boosting trade bundle worth £10,000, including £5,000 of tools, a £3,000 training budget, and £2,000 worth of technology.

The champion’s college will also receive £2,000 worth of Screwfix vouchers to spend on workshop equipment.

Screwfix Trade Apprentice 2024 is free to enter for all apprentices over age 16 who are currently enrolled at college, either on a part-time placement with an employer, or a full-time college student.

Apprentices can also be nominated by their college or employer.

Entries are open until midnight on 18 February.

Katie Jones, apprentice gas engineer studying at Southport College, was crowned last year after impressing the judges with her passion, dedication, and ambition to become an ambassador to inspire more females to enter the industry.

She said: “Winning Screwfix Trade Apprentice has been beyond amazing. Not only did I get to share my story of working in the trade so far, but off the back of the competition I’ve been able to get involved in other campaigns looking at trade skills and helping to make the industry as inclusive as possible.

“I feel so lucky to have been given a platform to pave the way for other females like me who have a real passion for their trade. Winning the tools, tech and training has bolstered my knowledge and practical skills, equipping me with everything I need to succeed. It’s been such an exciting year since being crowned the 2023 champion, and I’d strongly encourage other apprentices out there to apply – it really does change your life!”

Jack Wallace, marketing director at Screwfix, said: “We are thrilled to be celebrating 10 years of Screwfix Trade Apprentice during National Apprenticeship Week! We are always blown away with the calibre of talent, passion and dedication that we see year after year.

“Screwfix Trade Apprentice goes from strength to strength and the thousands of applications we receive each year are amazing. As ever, I’d encourage the nation’s hard-working and passionate apprentices to apply.”

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