YOUNG tradesman have the chance to receive £10,000 to help set them up on their careers.

The Screwfix Trade Apprentice Award 2018, is designed to find the finest trade-apprentices or full-time apprentice students in the nation.

One winner will be rewarded with an ultimate prize package worth £10,000 to help them to step onto the career ladder in the best possible way.

The most impressive entries from the region will be selected to go head-to-head at a national final at Google headquarters in London.

The winner will win the title and 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.

Graham Bell, Screwfix chief executive, said: “We truly believe that we, along with the rest of the industry, have a duty to support the next generation of tradespeople.

“Therefore, it’s important we play our part in encouraging and inspiring those who have chosen to undertake an apprenticeship.

“The Screwfix Trade Apprentice Award is one of the many ways we are highlighting the importance of apprenticeships and supporting those who are starting out in a career in the trade.”

Entries are now open until March 4, with the overall winner being awarded Screwfix Top Trade Apprentice 2017 at Google Head Office in April.

William Ellis, Screwfix Top Trade Apprentice Winner 2017, said: “I was completely shocked when they announced that I had won the Screwfix Trade Apprentice competition last year.

“Winning has enabled me to pursue my dream and advance my studies. This has been an amazing opportunity and a brilliant step into launching my career.

“I’d recommend any trade apprentice applies for this competition – this year it could be you.”

To find out more you can go into the Screwfix stores in Northwich or go to to complete an application form.