Prizes worth up to £10,000 are up for grabs in the seventh annual Screwfix Trade Apprentice competition, with entries invited until Feb 21.

Top prize includes £5,000 of tools, a £3,000 training budget and £2,000 worth of technology as well as £2,000 for the college where the winner studies.

Customer and digital director Simon Jackson said: “Every year we are amazed by the outstanding quality of entrants and, this year, we are on the lookout for apprentices who go above and beyond to succeed within their chosen trade. 

“We’ve seen how this career boosting accolade and £10,000 prize bundle helps kick start an apprentice’s career.”

Apprentices can enter directly or be put forward by their college lecturer or their employer. It’s completely free and is open to all apprentices who are in college or working with a mentor. All entrants must be over the age of 16.