Trading up: are you the construction industry’s next big thing?

written by Blog Team January 25, 2017
Trading up: are you the construction industry’s next big thing?

Think you’ve got what it takes to be crowned the Jewson Young Tradesperson of the Year? We want to hear from you!

Following a successful launch in 2016, we’ve announced the second Young Tradesperson of the Year competition to showcase and celebrate the work of the building trade’s freshest talent.  New for 2017 is the introduction of five entry categories with a grand prize of VIP festival tickets, a holiday abroad and up to £250 worth of building materials from Jewson.  The prizes will be awarded to the entries that impress the judges most.

The competition is open to anyone 30 years of age and under in a skilled trade and working full or part-time in the construction industry. It is also open to apprentices as well as those who have recently received their qualifications.

All entrants need to do is demonstrate their levels of skill and professionalism by submitting examples of their work and answering a short series of questions via the Jewson website by 24th February 2017. Video entries are also encouraged, giving candidates a chance to show off some of their personality. Applicants are invited to enter the following categories:

  • Best Apprentice
  • Best Young Tradesperson Under 18
  • Best Young Tradesperson 18-25
  • Best Young Tradesperson 25-30
  • Best Young Business Person/Entrepreneur

Each shortlisted entrant will receive an invite to attend the official awards event with a friend, and will receive a Jewson goody bag on the night. Each category winner will be rewarded with £250 worth of Jewson credit, a trophy and VIP tickets to the Red Bull Culture Clash Festival. The overall winner is set to receive £750 worth of Jewson credit, a trophy, VIP tickets to the Red Bull Culture Clash Festival and a holiday abroad.

A shortlist will be decided by a panel of judges, made up of leading construction industry professionals. Following this, the winner will be announced at an exclusive awards event at the Custard Factory, Birmingham, on 28th April.

We see first-hand the work of young people in construction businesses across the UK and think it’s about time that it was not only recognised but celebrated too. So, if you think you, or someone you know is the best in their trade head over to the Jewson website and enter!

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