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NCH apprentice up for top national award

NCH apprentice up for top national award

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An apprentice engineer at Nottingham City Homes has battled her way through to the final of the Screwfix Trade Apprentice competition.

28 year old Leanne Dainty is amongst just 10 finalists selected in this year’s Screwfix Trade Apprentice competition. She will now head to 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 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 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.

Leanne Dainty, who studies at Nottingham College as part of her apprenticeship, said: “I was recommended for the Trade Apprentice competition by an advisor at my work, Nottingham City Homes. I am dedicated to going the extra mile for my team and customers, ensuring every job is done to the best of my ability. To be crowned the best apprentice in the UK would be such a great start up opportunity. Not only would it give me the best tools in the market, it would pay for invaluable experience on numerous training courses.”  

Nick Murphy, Chief Executive at Nottingham City Homes, said: “Apprentices like Leanne are so important to the future of our business and they deserve to be celebrated. I am so proud of Leanne and all the work that she does, it’s great to see she has been recognised nationally and I wish her all the best in the final.”

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.”

The winner will also have the amazing opportunity to experience first-hand Global’s Field Day festival as 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.