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National accolade for apprentice

Posted onPosted on 16th Jun

A plumbing and heating apprentice from Mansfield Woodhouse has earned a place in the digital final of Screwfix Trade Apprentice 2020.

Kyle Hall, 27, is studying towards a Level 2 plumbing qualification at City College Nottingham. He has been selected for his passion for the trade, determination to succeed and demonstrating how he is already going above and beyond the call of duty for his college, employer and customers.

“I decided to go into the trade industry because I wanted to provide a better life for myself and my family,” he said. “I am delighted to be in the top 10, I never expected to get this far in the competition. If I win, I will use the title as a platform to encourage others into the construction industry and to show the importance of apprenticeships.”

The two-day event will begin with the finalists participating in a digital academy day with innovative and educational workshops from a specialist media school, Global Academy. Finalists will get the chance to be involved in a variety of unique sessions including how to run their social media, develop a brand and analyse their current marketing activity.

On Thursday, 25th June, the finalists will share their experiences and ambitions as an apprentice with a panel of industry-leading judges. The panel includes representatives from the NICEIC, CIPHE, FMB and Screwfix Britain’s Top Tradesperson 2019, Darren McGhee.

The winner will take home the ultimate trade prize bundle worth £10,000. This includes everything a future tradesperson may need to start up their own business – £5,000 of tools, a £3,000 training budget and £2,000 worth of technology.

Danielle Sweet, Screwfix spokesperson, said: “From over 1400 entries, the 10 finalists have done incredibly well to get this far. Apprenticeships are vital to the construction trade and invaluable to the UK economy.

“Each year the standard of entries in our competition is exceptional and all the finalists have proven they have a promising career ahead of them. I’d like to congratulate Kyle for getting to the final and wish all of our top 10 the best of luck!”

To find out more on the Trade Apprentice competition, visit