Scolmore sponsors second Electrical Apprentice competition

Following the success of the inaugural NICEIC and ELECSA Electrical Apprentice of the Year competition last year, Scolmore Group has announced it continued sponsorship. The competition is open to all Level 3 students, and will once again test the skills and knowledge of the entrants.


Prizes include holiday vouchers worth £2,000 for the winner, £750 for the runner-up and £250 for third place. The eight finalists will also each receive an engraved trophy, an iPad and a ‘Van Pack’ of Scolmore products, while the college of the overall winner will receive Scolmore products worth £1,000.

There are three stages to the competition. An online assessment to test levels of electrical knowledge will be open to all students, with the top 20% qualifying for the next round – a 90 minute practical exam to be held at a number of locations across the UK and marked by industry experts.

Eight students with the highest scores from stage two will go through to the final. Every college that enters 20 students or more for the competition will receive a Scolmore College Pack containing a variety of Scolmore products.

The grand final will take place at Scolmore Group’s head offices in Tamworth, Staffordshire, on Tuesday, 6th June, followed by a barbecue and awards ceremony at The Belfry Hotel & Resort.

Scolmore Marketing Director, Marie Parry, said: “We value highly the role that NICEIC and ELECSA play in educating and developing the electricians of the future and we are excited to be playing a key role in this prestigious award, which will encourage the next generation of talent.”