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Entries for SkillPLUMB 2024 open now!

Talented student plumbers are being encouraged to enter this year’s SkillPLUMB competition. The registration window is open now and runs until 28 March. During the competition, entrants will be judged on a series of challenging practical tests in a bid to be named the 2024 SkillPLUMB champion. The event is the only industry competition aligned […]

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Adam Biddulph named SkillPLUMB UK Champion

The SkillPLUMB 2023 UK Champion and gold medal winner has been named as 20-year old Adam Biddulph after a challenging 2-day event at Oldham College. Adam, who is employed by Cheshire firm Meel Group and trains with Stockport College (part of the Trafford College Group) scored most highly in a complex task that involved the […]

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Who Needs University, When Apprenticeships are Better?

The Worshipful Company of Plumbers tackled the hot topic of universities vs apprenticeships at its annual lecture in May 2023. The keynote speakers taking part in the discussion – Carl Arntzen, CEO of Worcester Bosch, Kevin Wellman, CEO of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering, and Neil Collishaw, CEO at BPEC – shared […]

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Panasonic launches new Training Reward for installers switching to heat pumps

Panasonic has announced its plans for a new ‘Train to Gain with Panasonic’ reward scheme to further assist gas boiler engineers and installers to upskill and get qualified to install and maintain air source heat pumps. Panasonic will give installers £500 in rewards (limited to one per company) on completion of the Level 3 accredited […]

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Government announces new heat pump training grant

The Department for Energy Security & Net Zero has launched a new Heat Pump Training Grant to propel the move to cleaner energy usage in homes. Over the next two years a total of £5 million will be available to support 10,000 plumbing and heating engineers in England upskill to become accredited to install heat […]

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