Who is the best Midlothian apprentice?

The search is on for the best trade apprentice
The search is on for the best trade apprentice

Apprentices in Midlotian have the chance to get their first step on the career ladder by entering this year’s Top Trade Apprentice award.

The competition, organised by Screwfix which has a store in Penicuik, aims 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 £10,000 worth of prizes containing everything they need to set up on their own.

The finest apprentices from the region will be selected by Screwfix to go head-to-head at a national final at Google headquarters in London during April. The winner will receive a brilliant business start-up pack including a laptop with accessories, £5,000 worth of Screwfix products and funds for future training and courses. They will also wear the crown of Screwfix Top Trade Apprentice 2017.

Graham Smith, Screwfix Director of Marketing, said: “This is the third year we’ve run the Screwfix Top Trade Apprentice competition and every year we’re 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 build a successful business.”

Entries are open until March 5, with the overall winner being awarded Screwfix Top Trade Apprentice 2017 at Google Head Office in April.

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

To find out more you can go into the Screwfix store in Penicuik, or go to www.screwfix.com/sfta to complete an application form.