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The Electrical Apprentice of the Year competition is one of the most coveted prizes in the electrical industry.

Kicking off in October, electrical students across the UK battle it out across three stages to test their skills and knowledge for a chance of winning some fantastic prizes including a £2,000 holiday voucher, a van pack an iPad other goodies and the title of The Electrical Apprentice of the Year.

Applications for this year's The Electrical Apprentice of the Year competition have now CLOSED

Stage 1 of the competition opens again in October 2020. Visit the site again later in the year for your chance to apply.



The competition consists of three stages:

The first stage is an online exam open to all students comprising of 40 questions relating to electrical installations. Stage 1 of the competition for our 2020 Electrical Apprentice of the Year is now closed. It will open again in October 2020 (for the Electrical Apprentice of the Year Competition 2021), so check back to the site then for your chance to enter! 

The second stage sees the top performing 20% from stage one take part in a written 2 hour exam held at several locations across the UK.


The final takes place at the headquarters of competition partner, The Scolmore Group, on 2nd June 2020. Eight finalists complete several practical tests and tasks under the watchful eyes of our judges.

The winner of the 2020 Electrical Apprentice of the Year will be announced at a special awards ceremony that evening.


The competition is not only an opportunity for students to prove their knowledge and abilities but also a chance to win some fantastic prizes along the way.
Eight finalists will each receive an iPad, goody bags as well as the following prizes: 
  • 1st Prize £2000 holiday voucher
  • 2nd Prize £750 holiday voucher
  • 3rd Prize £250 holiday voucher

Any electrical apprentice can apply, however the competition is aimed at those completing their Level 3 Framework. All questions, assessments and quizzes associated with this competition will be aimed at those students coming towards the end of their studies, or those that have just completed their level 3 Electrical Apprenticeship. 

For further information on who can apply, please email

Every college that enters 20 or more students into the Electrical Apprentice of The Year Competition will qualify for a College Pack from our partner Scolmore, featuring: 25 Double Sockets, 25 Switches, 25 6" Pendants and 25 Batten Holders.

The College that produces the eventual winner will also receive £1,000 worth of Scolmore products.

The employer of the winning apprentice will receive a year’s free registration with NICEIC or ELECSA.

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