Apprentice heating engineers named Screwfix Trade Apprentice finalists


Aspiring heating engineers Dylan Tonge from Bolton, and Ethan Wynn from Buxton, have secured their places in the final of the coveted Screwfix Trade Apprentice award.

From over 1,800 initial applications, just 10 apprentices have made the grade and are heading to the final.

As well as competing for this prestigious award, which aims to highlight the hard work and dedication of trade apprentices across the UK and Ireland, the pair are studying towards future qualifications. Dylan is currently studying Plumbing and Domestic Heating Level 3 Apprenticeship at City Skills, Salford College. He was shortlisted for demonstrating his passion, dedication and ambition for his chosen trade, which shone through during the semi-finals. As a mature apprentice, and previously being in the army for nine years, Dylan was inspired to take a career in the plumbing and heating industry when he started to renovate his own home.

Ethan, 21, studied Level 3 Gas Engineering at Chesterfield College and has recently finished the third and final year of his studies. He is now keen to continue learning and is currently considering some additional courses in sustainability to further his knowledge on renewable energy technology.

The Screwfix Trade Apprentice 2024 champion will receive a career boosting trade bundle of tools, tech and training worth £10,000. This, alongside the coveted Screwfix Trade Apprentice title, is everything an apprentice needs to excel within their chosen career.

Jack Wallace, Marketing Director at Screwfix, said: 'As always, we have been blown away with the calibre of entries, and every one of the finalists have an incredible work ethic. It is no easy feat to make the final of this competition all whilst maintaining their study and work commitments. They should be extremely proud of making it this far.

'It has never been more important to acknowledge the fantastic work of the nationÕs trade apprentices. As the industry skills gap continues to grow, highlighting the most rewarding and fulfilling aspects of the trade is vital to attracting new talent.'

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