Tallaght  apprentice in semis of Screwfix competition

by Amy Rohu
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 Amy Rohu

Craig Hudson Coventry an apprentice plumber from Tallaght, has progressed to the semi-final of the Screwfix Trade Apprentice 2022, together with more than 30 other apprentices. 

Following the semi-final, 10 apprentices will face a panel of industry experts at the national final in April, where one winner will receive a career-boosting €10,000 prize package made up of tools, trade, and tech, everything to get started in their chosen field. 

Craig, (25), is studying to become a plumber at Dublin Institute of Technology and said: “Being one step closer to the final is exciting and I will put my all into demonstrating my skills, commitment, and passion for the trade to help me get through to the final. To be crowned Trade Apprentice 2022 would be an incredible accolade that would help me realise my potential and pursue my dream of becoming a professional tradesperson.” 

Speaking about the competition he added: “Winning this award would be life changing for my career.”

During the final, the apprentices will all get the opportunity to share their expertise and ambitions with a panel of industry-leading judges. The panel includes representatives from the Federation of Master Builders, the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering, the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting and a previous Screwfix Top Tradesperson winner. 

Jack Wallace, Screwfix marketing director, said: “Apprenticeships remain vital to the construction industry and our annual competition looks to reward skilled trade apprentices and highlight the countless opportunities the construction industry has to offer. Our trade apprentices are an inspiration to the future generation, shining a light on the benefits of a career in the trade.   

From over 2,500 entries, our semi-finalists have done incredibly well to get this far, and I look forward to hearing more about our future champions of the trade. I hope that through our competition more people will be inspired to consider a career in the trade as a chosen career path. I’d like to wish everyone through to this stage the best of luck!” 

PHOTO – Apprentice Craig Hudson Coventry

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