The Screwfix Trade Apprentice 2018 now open for applications

Trade apprentices expected to earn an extra £2,000 per year above the national average by 2022 Plumbers and electricians set to be highest trade earners, with a forecasted wage of over £31,000 per annum Research launched as Screwfix searches for the 2018 top Trade Apprentice, an initiative which aims to identify the rising stars of […]

Screwfix research reveals that More than half of UK tradespeople (57%) struggle to find skilled labour

More than half of tradespeople (57%) struggle to find skilled labour – 37% think apprenticeships are not respected as much as university and 31% believe school leavers are put off by a poor perception of trade careers Yeovil, United Kingdom, 2017-Dec-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — UK tradespeople are optimistic about the future, with 82% […]

Screwfix opens its 500th UK store at Lumina Park, Enfield, north London

Screwfix opens its 500th UK store at Lumina Park, Enfield, north London   Milestone site brings Screwfix closer to even more tradespeople LONDON, 2017-Feb-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Leading omnichannel retailer, Screwfix has opened its 500th UK store at Lumina Park, Enfield, north London, marking a major milestone in the retailer’s expansion of its store […]

Screwfix launches new guide entitled ‘Your Guide to Hiring an Apprentice’

Yeovil, United Kingdom, 2016-Jul-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — A new guide has been launched by Screwfix to help tradespeople understand how easy it is to hire an apprentice. The Minister for Employability and Training, Jamie Hepburn, visited a Screwfix store in Edinburgh on 6 July to launch the guide. The free booklet is available in Screwfix […]

Screwfix and Department of Business, Innovation & Skills releases booklet ‘Your Guide to Hiring an Apprentice’

LONDON, 2016-Mar-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) visited a Screwfix store in Brixton on 25 February to launch a new guide created by the retailer to help tradespeople understand how easy it is to hire an apprentice. The free booklet will […]

Screwfix took thousands of calls for BBC Children in Need on Friday 13 November

LONDON, 2015-11-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Yeovil based Screwfix took thousands of calls for BBC Children in Need on Friday 13 November, by donating the services of its whole call centre and contact team for the tenth year running. Over 200 employees, who were all in childhood hero fancy dress, gave up their time to […]

Screwfix awarded the title of Supply Chain Team of the Year at the Retail Week Supply Chain Awards 2015 in London

LONDON, 2015-9-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Leading multi-channel retailer Screwfix is celebrating after being awarded the title of Supply Chain Team of the Year at the Retail Week Supply Chain Awards 2015, held on 24 September in London. Screwfix centres its operations on the promise to provide convenience, value and the best products wherever and […]

Kingfisher gives nine new graduates the opportunity to work in Commercial functions of two of Kingfisher’s Operating Companies as part of its International Graduate Programme

LONDON, 2014-9-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kingfisher plc, Europe’s largest home improvement retailer, this week welcomes nine new graduates to its International Graduate Programme. Now in its third year, the programme gives graduates the opportunity to work in the Commercial functions of two of Kingfisher’s Operating Companies over a two-year period. The nine new […]