Apprentice of the Year competition returns

Published:  30 August, 2018

Students from 13 different colleges across the UK will be battling it out to bring home the Apprentice of the Year trophy.

The competition, run by adhesive, tape and sealant brand Gorilla Glue, is running for the second year in a row.

Entrants are tasked with building different projects made from wood and sealed using Gorilla Glue products. They then present their creations to a panel of judges.

This year’s competition sees Skill Build judge and former BBC Young Carpenter of the year, Tibby Singh (pictured), setting the brief for the apprentices in the heats stage and then judging the entries.

He said: “I believe that it's important for students to take part in competitions whilst at college. It's a great way to engage and encourage them to create something different from the usual curriculum course.

“Challenges like the Gorilla Glue Apprentice of the Year competition really do motivate young people who take part, not only in their college course but also in their career.

“I am looking forward to helping to inspire the next generation of young apprentices and I am excited to be involved."

Gorilla Glue Assistant Brand Manager, Leoni Brown, said: “We received such positive feedback from all of the colleges who participated in last year’s competition that we made the decision to bring back the competition for a second year and to make it bigger and better than before!”

The prize is a tool bundle worth £500, and a year’s supply of Gorilla Glue products.

Sign Up

For the Builders' Merchants News enewsletter.

In the spotlight

We have vacancies all over the UK for those who work within the Building Supplies sector.

Events Diary