Screwfix has announced that it has been included in the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers for 2023. The annual accolade is compiled by the Department for Education and celebrates England’s outstanding apprenticeship employers.
The retailer has been ranked in 69th place after applying for the first time for this accolade. It has been recognised for its commitment to creating new opportunities, the diversity of apprentices, and the number of apprentices who successfully achieve their apprenticeships.
Over 500 colleagues across the business have already completed an apprenticeship programme, ranging across areas such as retail management, customer service, HR management, finance and data. Apprenticeships are offered at all levels from level two apprenticeships to level seven postgraduate level apprenticeships.
John Mewett, CEO, Screwfix, says, “To be in the Department for Education’s Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers for 2023 is massive recognition for the Screwfix leadership and talent team and I am incredibly proud of all our colleagues who have completed or are progressing in their programme. 83% of our colleagues who complete their apprenticeship get promoted to a new role and this is testament to Screwfix culture and how it encourages our colleagues to reach their potential.
“More than 640 colleagues are now on their way to completing their apprenticeship, and I would like to wish them all the best in their future career at Screwfix.”
With apprenticeships representing a vital part of Screwfix culture, the retailer is also committed to supporting trade apprentices across the UK and The Republic of Ireland. Earlier this year, it crowned Katie Jones, a heating engineer from Burscough, as the winner of Trade Apprentice 2023. The annual competition champions the new talent in the industry and shines a light on the positive impact that apprenticeships make to individuals, businesses and the wider economy.