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Screwfix announces Trade Apprentice 2017 winner

William Ellis, 19, a bench joiner apprentice from Scarborough, wins £10,000 business bundle, beating nine other finalists for the Grand Prize.

The finals for the Screwfix national Trade Apprentice 2017 were held at Google headquarters on April 21st. Now in its third year, the competition aims to recognise and champion the best trade apprentices in the UK, and hopes to encourage excellence and achievement at the highest professional standard for young people entering the trade profession.

This year there were ten finalists who competed in a series of tasks for a panel of judges. The winner took home the trophy, as well as a £10,000 business and trade bundle which includes tools, work wear, funds for training, a top-of-the-range laptop and tablet - everything he needs to get a kick-start in the industry.

William commented: ''I hope to be a real ambassador to others and highlight what a great job being in the trade is. This has been an amazing opportunity and is a brilliant step into launching my career!”

Congratulations, William!

The Screwfix Trade Apprentice award will return in 2018. For more information please visit www.facebook.com/SFApprentice

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