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Rawtenstall apprentice on the road to success in Screwfix national final

Megan Talbot has battled her way through to the final of the Screwfix Trade Apprentice competition. 

The stage is set! Megan Talbot, 19, a trainee Painter and Decorator from Rawtenstall, is amongst just 10 finalists selected in this year’s Screwfix Trade Apprentice competition. She will now battle it out at the national final, competing for the chance to be crowned Screwfix Trade Apprentice 2019 and win a career boosting £10,000 trade bundle.

This year, finalists have been selected for their sheer passion for their trade, innovative ideas and showing how they are already going above and beyond the call of duty for their colleges, employers and customers.

The first step towards the final will see the finalists attend a day of innovative and educational workshops at the Global Academy. With more and more business now being done online, the finalists will get the chance to brush up on their digital skills, whilst also attending sessions on how to run their social media, develop a brand and analyse their current marketing activity.

The finalists will then all head to central London to meet with a panel of judges from Screwfix and key trade bodies. The winner will take home a fantastic £10,000 trade bundle including a brand new Macbook Air and accessories, Google Home, £5,000 worth of Screwfix products and most importantly, £3,000 funding for future training and courses.

They will also have the amazing opportunity to experience first-hand Global’s Field Day festivalas part of the build production team, getting vital hands-on experience and taking advantage of the opportunity to establish contacts with some of the top professionals in the country as well as a VIP weekend ticket holder.

Megan Talbot, who studies at Accrington and Rossendale College, said: “I was put forward by my college tutor who believes I am a great role model to my peers as I’m full of tenacity and have a great work ethic. To win the competition would be a dream come true. The prize money would help me realise my ambition of setting up my own business whilst providing me with top quality and essential tools to complete all my work to the highest standards.”

Caroline Welsh, Director of Brand & Marketing, Screwfix, comments: “Apprenticeships are vital to the trade and invaluable to the UK economy.  Each year the standard of entries excels and we cannot wait to spend some time with the finalists to find 2019’s Screwfix Trade Apprentice.”

For more information on the Screwfix Trade Apprentice competition, please visit www.screwfix.com/landingpage/tradeapprentice/