On November 15th and 16th, David and Joseph will go head-to-head with six other competitors at Oldham College as part of the WorldSkills UK National Finals. During that week, 50 competitions will be held at nine different venues across Greater Manchester.
SkillPLUMB, organised by industry charity BPEC, is part of the WorldSkills UK competition framework. The event is sponsored by Monument Tools and supported by other industry sponsors such as Muller Europe, Worcester Bosch Group, DeWalt, APHC, JIB-PMES, SNIPEF, Grohe, Water Safe, CIPHE, Plumbmaster, and McAlpine Plumbing Products.
To win the SkillPLUMB title, the eight competitors will have to complete a complex task involving the installation of a central heating system and hot/cold water system. This includes a boiler, unvented hot water cylinder, associated pipework, and bespoke designed copper radiators.
Congratulating them on their achievement, Chris Robinson, Head of Work Based Learning at South West College, said:
“It is fantastic to see so many of our apprentices excelling at this level putting themselves against the best apprentices in the UK in their chosen vocation. The success of these students is testament to their efforts and dedication to develop their skills and careers. This is only possible with the continued support of their employers and lecturers and my sincere thanks to them for this investment in developing their students and workforce.”
For more information about apprenticeships and traineeships, or to apply visit www.swc.ac.uk/apprenticeships