A young entrepreneur from Kettering has been crowned the winner of Logic4training’s ‘Lifetime of Training’ competition. The prize, awarded by Logic4training, gives 19-year-old Josh Scott ten years’ worth of training, plus added extras such as a website and 12 months’ Checkatrade membership.
Josh impressed the judges – Logic4trainng’s owner, Kevin Budd and Director, Mark Krull – with his ambition and self-motivation. Josh had recently set-up his own tiling business and has been working for his Dad (Jay Scott) in fire and flood restoration.
In the future, Josh would like to run his own company. He also hopes to show the younger generation the rewarding, lucrative and future-proof career opportunities presented by the BSE sector.
Josh said: “I am so excited to have won. I couldn’t believe it when I got the call! My whole family is in the trades – Dad is a multi-skilled plumbing, heating and electrical technical manager for Belfor and my brother, Ryan is a trained gas installer.
“I started working on building sites after moving away from a career in the army. I went to military college straight after school, but Covid meant the course was paused and during that time I decided it wasn’t for me.
“After working with Dad for a bit I got the bug, took myself on a tiling course and then started up my own business. When I saw Logic4training’s competition on Instagram I knew I had to enter – it really is a once in a lifetime opportunity. I’m going to start with plumbing and heating, but I’m up for being multi-skilled like my Dad. I’d like to add electrics and heat pumps too.”
The prize has a total value of over £18k and starts with a new entrants’ programme, which culminates in a Level 2 Plumbing NVQ Diploma and Gas ACS. From there, Josh will receive £1,000 of training vouchers a year for ten years, which he can use for himself, or, if and when he becomes an employer, to upskill staff.
Josh will also receive a free website, Checkatrade membership, business training, covering areas like pricing jobs and winning work, and marketing support. He will be guided by Logic4training’s digital team to create content for social media so he can hit the ground running when it comes to self-promotion.
Josh added: “I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity Logic4training has given me. I’m interested in learning how to make video content, what makes a good website and all the other bits that go with running a business today – not many people get this level of help and I plan to make the most of it.”
Kevin Budd, MD for Logic4training said: “We launched the competition in March with the idea of finding a building services star of the future – an ambassador for Logic4training and the industry at large. We were looking for someone passionate and enthusiastic with a can-do attitude. Someone we can follow throughout their career to showcase the fantastic opportunities the building services industry offers.
“I think we’ve found that in Josh. He’s a credit to his family; a real go getter. We will be following his journey through our own media platforms – our website, Instagram, YouTube and TikTok – and we hope he helps encourage the younger generation to consider a career in building services. There’s a massive skills shortage and an ageing workforce, we need people like Josh to move the industry forward.”
Josh’s Dad, Jay concluded: “We couldn’t be prouder of Josh, he has an old head on young shoulders and has got what it takes to do really well.”
Josh will start his Level 2 Plumbing NVQ Diploma at Logic4training’s Northolt centre in June.
Header Image: Josh received his prize from Kevin Budd (left) and Mark Krull from Logic4training at the company’s Northolt facility