Steve Willis Training apprentice reaches national competition final

Steve Willis Training Centres in Burgess Hill is celebrating the success of one of its apprentices.

Marcus Piper, 19, reached the final of the 2020 Screwfix Trade Apprentice of the Year competition.

He beat more than 15,000 entrants from across the country to make the top ten.

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His employer, Ryan Potter, said: “From day one Marcus has shown all the qualities that we would wish for in an apprentice and a future employee.

Marcus Piper being rewarded with Amazon vouchers outside Steve Willis Training in Burgess Hill

“It has been an absolute joy to have Marcus as a member of the team over the past year and we very much look forward to seeing him progress over the duration of his apprenticeship.”

Marcus made a video as part of the competition, which can be viewed on YouTube:

The final included an interview and a training and assessment day with guest speaker Robert Bruce from Capital Xtra.

Marcus is in the first year of his apprenticeship with K & T Heating and trains at Steve Willis in Sheddingdean Industrial Estate, Marchants Way.

Marcus Piper

This week, he was rewarded with £200 in Amazon vouchers.

Managing director Steve Willis said: “As his trainer and employer, we wanted to reward Marcus for his brilliant achievement. This shows how apprenticeships can give young people the skills and confidence they need to do great things.”

For more information about gas and electrical apprenticeships and short courses at Steve Willis, call 01444 870860 or visit

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