Gas Apprentice Marcus Piper, who trains at our Burgess Hill Centre, reached the final of the 2020 Screwfix Trade Apprentice of the Year competition.
This is a great achievement - he was one of just 10 finalists out of over 15,000 entries in this nationwide competition. He had to create a video presentation and attend a training and assessment day as part of the final stage.
Our MD Steve joined Dominic Halliday from Marcus' employer K & T Heating to congratulate Marcus and present him with £200 in Amazon vouchers as a reward for his achievement. Marcus' employers are not surprised by his success:
"From day one Marcus has shown all the qualities that we would wish for in an apprentice and a future employee. It has been an absolute joy to have Marcus as a member of the team over the past year, and we very much look forward to seeing him progress over the duration of his apprenticeship."
For Steve this shines a welcome spotlight on apprenticeships and the opportunities they offer to both young people and their employers:
"This shows how apprenticeships can give young people the skills and confidence they need to do great things"