A SCOTSTOUN-based apprentice was delighted to discover his HNC is to be funded by a leading tool retailer.

Princewill Jackson, a 20-year-old BAE Systems trainee received the news at the Screwfix Trade Apprentice final.

The standard at this year’s final was so high, judges weren’t able to narrow the HNC finance to one lucky apprentice.

Screwfix instead gifted funding to several of the competition entrants.

Currently completing his apprenticeship at West College Scotland in Clydebank, Princewill will continue studying there.

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And he hopes to follow this up by completing his HND.

After starting the course later than his classmates, the 20-year-old put his head down, and worked tirelessly to catch up.

His hard-work and dedication paid off, and as a result Princewell received some of the best marks in his engineering class.

Sensing that Princewill has the potential to make a difference within the engineering trade, Screwfix presented him with the life-changing award.

Speaking of the award. Princewill said: “When I heard Screwfix had decided to fund my HNC I was blown away.

“The Trade Apprentice competition has been an amazing experience for me.

“Getting to meet so many like-minded apprentices, as well as test my skills in a competitive environment has been very rewarding.

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“I am extremely grateful to Screwfix for providing me with such a great opportunity.

“Funding my HNC course will prove vital in helping me progress and achieve my career aspirations.”

Caroline Welsh, Director of Brand and Marketing at Screwfix, added: “Princewill’s dedication to becoming the best professional he can be really stuck with us and the way he demonstrated his willingness to go above and beyond to fund his course was outstanding.”