Electrical Student Reaches Finals of Screwfix Trade Apprentice Competition


Josh and finalists at Google’s UK head office.

One of our electrical students, Josh Francis, has competed in the final of the Screwfix Trade Apprentice 2015 Competition.

Josh, 19, had beaten competition from across the nation to become one of only 10 apprentices to make it through to the final stage of the competition. He is currently studying a Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installations at the college.

Josh stood out in the semi-finals for his exemplary work and constant attempts to widen his knowledge through significant amounts of work experience.

Fellow construction student Josh Hardy, studying an Intermediate Apprenticeship in Bricklaying, also made it to the semi-final after a very successful lead-up including a video interview.

Josh Francis was invited to Google’s Head Office in London for the Screwfix Trade Apprentice 2015 finale on 5th June. All finalists were judged by a panel of trade and business experts, with one winner crowned the Screwfix Trade Apprentice of 2015, receiving a £10,000 ultimate business and trade bundle, including everything they need to get a kick-start in the industry. Josh was narrowly beaten to the National title; however we are proud of his achievement in being recognised as one of the top ten finalists in the competition.


Josh was one of 10 students to make it to the final.

Josh commented: “It’s great to be a finalist in Screwfix’s competition. I’m just starting out in my career, so getting this far has given me the confidence to know that I can succeed as an electrician.”

Richard Taylor, Lecturer in Electrical Installation said:

“I have always been impressed with Josh’s attitude towards his studies, he works both methodically and meticulously to complete every task to a high standard. He is a fine example of what can be achieved through dedication and a determination to succeed.”

Andrew Livingston, CEO of Screwfix, comments:
“Josh is an example of a young person who is motivated to succeed as an independent future tradesperson and we need to help people like him to get their foot on the ladder.”

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