The search is now on to discover the best and brightest trade apprentices across the UK and Ireland with the ninth Screwfix Trade Apprentice awards. 

The 2023 champion will receive the title and a trade bundle worth £10,000, including £5,000 of tools, a £3,000 training budget, and £2,000 worth of technology. Also the champion’s college will receive £2,000 worth of Screwfix vouchers to spend on workshop equipment, helping to provide outstanding services for tomorrow’s trade professionals.

Alex Avis, 26, pictured, from Nottingham, who won the title in 2022, said: “Winning Screwfix Trade Apprentice has provided me with a fantastic platform to share my positive experiences working in the trade. While the tools, tech and training prize has really helped me towards my ambition of running my own business. It’s a once in a lifetime experience and I highly recommend applying.”

Screwfix marketing director Jack Wallace said: “Every year we meet apprentices who are passionate, dedicated and absolutely committed to delivering the highest standard of work in their chosen trade and I’m sure this year will be no different.

Entry is free and open to all apprentices who are enrolled at college, either have a part-time placement with an employer or are a full-time college student. Apprentices can apply themselves or be nominated by their college or employer. All applicants must be over the age of 16. 

Entries close on Sunday 19th February. 

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