Champion Apprentice

Champion Apprentice

There were ten finalists who were judged by a panel of industry experts including representatives from the NICEIC, CIPHE, FMBand Screwfix Top Tradesperson 2019, Darren McGhee.

Kaiden demonstrated an entrepreneurial nature, passion for a future in the trade and a desire to keep on upskilling to impress the judges. He also discussed how he wanted to help encourage others to take on an apprenticeship.

Kaiden was awarded the title and a trade bundle worth £10,000. This includes everything a future tradesperson may need to kick-start their career, including £5,000 of tools, a £3,000 training budget and £2,000 worth of technology.

Kaiden, who is studying towards an electrotechnical installations qualification at Cardiff and Vale College, says: “My whole family is in the trade and it’s a great job to get into as you can be your own boss and get great satisfaction from a job well done and a happy customer. I have already designed a logo and branding for my company when I’m ready to go it alone, and this prize and title will really set me up for a great career.

Kaiden’s college received a £2000 donation from Screwfix to go towards helping other young apprentices to study their trade.

A runner’s up prize was awarded to Holly Overfield from Abertillery who was recognised for her drive to succeed no matter what life throws at you.