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KNIPEX marks National Apprentice Week with competitions, events and exclusive discount packages

This National Apprenticeship Week (6th to 12th February 2023) pliers’ specialist KNIPEX has put together exclusive discount packages, competitions and events for electrical apprentices.

Consulting closely with well-known electrician and social media content creator Nick Bundy (, and in collaboration with Northern Ireland tool retailer Tool Monster, 10 essential KNIPEX tools have been hand-selected to help kickstart the careers of any apprentice electrician as they prepare to enter the wider world of work. These 10 tools will be available at a discounted rate for apprentices during February 2023. They will be available individually or in the hand selected kit which also includes Velocity Pro Gear and Wera screwdrivers.

“This year we have reached out to Nick Bundy to find out exactly what tools apprentices will need as they embark on their exciting careers,” says David Barnes, KNIPEX UK’s Marketing Manager. 

“We want to make these tools as affordable and accessible to apprentices as possible so we have implemented a separate pricing structure for students, and we will be also giving them info, tips and tricks on how to use them through demonstrations at colleges.”

To reach apprentices face to face during National Apprentice Week, Nick Bundy and Peter Booth ( are undertaking a tour of five colleges in Northern Ireland in association with Tool Monster where they will be demonstrating KNIPEX tools to students. A range of discounted tools will also be on offer to lecturers and the colleges themselves. 

“As well as college tours, apprentices across the UK should also check out our social channels as there will be competitions and giveaways aimed directly at them – it’s a great chance to bag a KNIPEX prize,” continues David. 

Nick Bundy has put together the following 10 essential tools that apprentices could look to start their career with:

  • 00 11 06 V03 Control Cabinet Key “DoubleJoint”: Great for opening all kinds of cabinets
  • 03 06 180 Combination Pliers: insulated with multi-component grips, VDE tested
  • 13 86 200 Electrical installation Pliers: VDE tested and perfect for installation work
  • 16 64 125 SB Stripping Tool: For flat and round cable, hand held easy stripping
  • 16 95 01 SB KNIPEX ErgoStrip: Universal stripping tool, saving time and money
  • 26 16 200 Snipe Nose Pliers: Get into the hard-to-reach areas of electrical installations
  • 70 06 160 Diagonal Cutters: Essential cutting tool, VDE tested
  • 87 01 125 KNIPEX Cobra High Tech Water Pump Pliers: A work horse which will never let you down
  • 90 22 10 BK KNIPEX BIX: Cutters for plastic pipes and sealing sleeves
  • 95 16 160 KNIPEX StepCut Cable Shears: VDE tested, makes light work of cable preparation

For more details on the range, exclusive apprentice discounts and competitions visit: