sparks apprentice of the year 2020

SPARKS Apprentice of the Year 2020 – Live updates


SPARKS Apprentice of the Year 2020 is underway! You can follow everything that’s been going on so far by scrolling down this page. Come back to see new updates as the competition progresses.


We love to hear your thoughts on the competition so be sure to tag us @sparksmagazine and use the hashtag #SPARKSAOY20


With the postponed final originally due to take place on 29 and 30 April, we caught up with some of our finalists to see how the lockdown has affected them – and why they entered the competition in the first place.


Lucas Murgatroyd from Kirklees College, Conal McCrissican from SERC and Alex Rendall from Bridgwater & Taunton College joined us for a quick chat.


Why did you choose electrical?

Why did you enter the competition?

What’s the day like?

How do you prepare for a competition?



PLEASE NOTE: The Final and the Scottish heat have been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak – a new date will be announced ASAP. Full statement here.

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It is with regret that we announce the postponement of the Scottish heat and the Final of the SPARKS Apprentice of the Year competition.⁠ ⁠ With rising cases of COVID-19 throughout the UK, as organisers, we have a duty of care to competitors, spectators, sponsors and staff.⁠ ⁠ We have therefore taken the decision to postpone the Scottish heat of the SPARKS Apprentice of the Year. We have also postponed the Final, which was due to take place at the end of April.⁠ ⁠ We are currently working with the venue and our sponsors to secure a new date.⁠ ⁠ We appreciate this is disappointing news for the competitors, we will make a further announcement about the new date ASAP.⁠ ⁠ Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.⁠ ⁠ The SPARKS Team⁠ ⁠ #SPARKSAOY20

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Northern Ireland Regional Heat – 12th March 2020

South East Regional Heat – 13th February 2020


Midlands Regional Heat – 11th February 2020


North West Regional Heat – 30th January 2020



North East Regional Heat – 28th January 2020



Welsh Regional Heat – 16th January 2020


South West Regional Heat – 14th January 2020


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