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Nadia Connabeer is the UK Apprentice of the Year 2015

After an incredible start to her career in woodworking Nadia Connabeer received national recognition with the title of Screwfix Apprentice of the year.

Nadia Connabeer | Apprentice of the Year

Joinery apprentice, Nadia Connabeer, 21, who attends Bridgwater College, has not only been awarded the title, but will also receive the top prize of a £10,000 ultimate business and trade bundle including everything she will need to get a kick-start in the industry.

Nadia attended a grand finale at Google HQ on 5 June and took part in a series of challenges and an interview. Her enthusiasm, commitment and passion for the trade, as well as an undeniable talent, wowed the judging panel leading to their decision to award her with the top prize.


To put the achievement into context; Screwfix conducted their nationwide search for the best future trade professionals and there were thousands of entries. Numbers were whittled down over a number of stages to leave one standing.  

Nadia has already enjoyed a very successful start to her career - excelling at college, at work (with Hayman Joinery) and with local and national trade related competitions.

New Position

Hayman Joinery were delighted that Nadia accepted a permanent position with them after the successful completion of her apprenticeship in June 2015. She has been a fantastic addition to the team since starting her apprenticeship and her commitment to Haymans will be a huge benefit as the company drives forward.

Hayman have always backed the apprenticeship scheme, with the CITB, and supported youngsters that have entered building trades – Nadia’s progress has been exceptional and they hope to be able to continue to help this ambitious, bright young star in her future career development.

Nadia Connabeer | Hayman Joinery  

Congratulations to Nadia from all at Haymans and many thanks to Screwfix and their partners for a great new completion. This is a great way to help raise the profile of our industry and to allow talented youngsters to be recognised for their efforts.

Thanks also to the CITB for their continued support to businesses like ours and to the youngsters that they help get into our industry.

In the press

Coverage in the press and related articles;


Western Morning News

Torquay Herald Express

Bridgwater College

Nadia on the Radio

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I would like to say that you have been extremely professional and helpful in the construction of the staircase. It is refreshing to see such quality workmanship

Mr Edwards