Apprentices in Derbyshire swept the board in a ‘super-merchant sweep’ challenge to win equipment from a local building supplies merchant.

The six Derby College apprentices had 60 seconds each to dash around a branch of Travis Perkins in Ilkeston, Derby, filling a wheelbarrow with equipment worth £250.

Carpentry and joinery apprentice Zack Haslam, 17, was crowned the winner as his haul was the nearest the £250 target.

Derby College construction team manager Lee Pratt said: “It’s wonderful that Travis Perkins is supporting the builders of the future — we were keen to give learners the opportunity to ensure that as many young people as possible could benefit from the tools and materials that were on offer.

“Everything that the apprentices collected will be put to good use in supporting the vocational training of full, part-time and apprentice learners at Derby College.”

Featured image caption: Zack Haslam, 17, who won £250 of supplies in the super merchant sweep

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