The Apprentice-style competition launches with £18k training prize 

The hunt is on for Britain’s first building trades entrepreneur superstar in plumbing, heating, or electrics, thanks to a new competition from Logic4training, the UK’s leading building services training course provider.  

Building trades competition inspired by TV's The Apprentice opens with £18k training prize for one aspiring entrepreneur

The competition is inspired by the hit TV game show, The Apprentice, which currently airs on BBC One every Thursday evening, 

With over £18,000 worth of accredited trades training courses up for grabs, one lucky candidate at the end of the process will receive substantial support to start their own business – including a website, Checkatrade membership, and a lifetime of training in plumbing, heating, or electrics. 

The brainchild of Logic4training’s founder and managing director, Kevin Budd, the competition will see the lucky winning candidate receive substantial support – but to win, they will have to beat their peers in a challenging process, which includes a task on social media, and a face-to-face boardroom interview with Logic4training’s Founder and fellow judges. 

Heating trades – a more exciting career option 

With a recent poll claiming that nearly two-fifths of young people would currently not consider a career in construction, the competition is designed to help rebrand the plumbing, electrics, and heating trades as a more exciting career option. 

Building trades competition inspired by TV’s The Apprentice opens with £18k training prize for one aspiring entrepreneur 

Logic4training’s Kevin Budd commented: “The search is on for the first tradesperson entrepreneur superstar. This really is an incredible opportunity for a young person or career changer to set themselves up as a rising star in plumbing, heating, or electrics. With the building trades struggling to recruit skilled workers, we are hoping to show people that trade careers can be very rewarding, exciting, and lucrative.” 

What does the first UK tradesperson apprentice win? 

The training will start with an entry-level programme in their chosen field, followed by annual training credit vouchers so that the winner can choose how they wish to progress in their chosen trade or even upskill future employees if they decide to start their own business. 

Worth up to £7,995, the courses cover all the qualifications and experience needed to become a plumbing and heating engineer or domestic electrician, as well as everything required to start a successful business, such as 12- months’ free Checkatrade membership and website design and build. 

Once qualified as a plumber, gas engineer or domestic electrician (the new entrants’ programmes take around two years to complete), the lucky tradesperson entrepreneur superstar can choose additional courses – for themselves or other employees – to the value of £1,000 annually. 

More than enough to keep mandatory Gas ACS up to date or upskill into new areas such as air source heat pumps and electric vehicle charging, ongoing training will ensure the winner can continually progress and evolve their business. 

Who can apply? 

Open to anyone 18 years old or over with a desire to enter the building services sector – a growing market which includes renewable technologies like heat pumps – the competition and prize are suitable for people with no previous experience, such as college leavers or career changers. Logic4training has Northolt, Basildon, Luton, and Sittingbourne centres, so the winner must be able to commute to one of these locations easily. 

Logic4training’s Kevin Budd continued: “What Logic4training is looking for is someone with drive, ambition, and a desire to make a name for themselves. The winner will be savvy on social media and not shy in front of a camera.  

“They’ll be up for having their training journey documented and will be keen to share their experience of the courses they undertake to help illustrate how exciting working in the building’s trades can be. This truly is a life-changing opportunity that will set someone up on a rewarding career path in an industry that will always be in demand.”