HVP Magazine – SNIPEF Honors Rising Stars in Industry with Best Apprentice Plumber Awards

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SNIPEF WINS THE RISING STARS OF THE INDUSTRY WITH THE AWARDS FOR THE BEST PLUMBER APPRENTICE

In recognition of the hard work and determination required to achieve qualified plumber status, the activist trade association honored 13 apprentices from Scotland’s 12 training colleges.

Each received a £ 100 voucher, but the biggest prize was receiving not only the approval of their peers and mentors, but also confirmation that the career choice they made was fully justified.

SNIPEF’s distinction for future stars of the profession comes at a time when plumbing and heating are increasingly seen as a path to a rewarding and satisfying professional life, as well as the opportunity to make a valuable social contribution. to a transition period towards net zero carbon emissions.

Fiona Hodgson, Managing Director of SNIPEF, said: “The industry has always been keenly aware that its future lies in the skills and dedication of people who launch their careers in these turbulent times.

“It is extremely encouraging that the industry, which was hit so hard by the closures and subsequent restrictions in 2020, has restored its apprenticeship numbers to what they were before the pandemic.

“It is a great tribute to employers in particular, for the confidence they have shown in our people, but also to the apprentices themselves, to the colleges who nurture their ambitions and to organizations like SNIPEF who support them wholeheartedly. .

Dale Thomson, Manager of Apprenticeship Training at SNIPEF, said: “The plumbing and heating industry is open to everyone, regardless of age, gender or ethnicity. And, unlike continuing university education, for which people may have to take out student loans, a plumbing apprenticeship offers the opportunity to gain a nationally recognized qualification and for apprentices to earn while learning.

“Industry and industry employers are always looking for people with the right qualities – initiative, enthusiasm and a willingness to learn – and if someone is drawn to the prospect, they can start here. “

Those chosen and honored by their respective colleges this year include:

  • College of the Forter Valley. Winner: Kevin Bryce, second year, HF Electrical
  • Tullos Training Ltd. Winner: Dylan Faskin, second year, MFS Plumbing & Heating
  • Moray College. Winner: Ben Middleton, second year, W&M Stuart
  • Glasgow Clyde College. Winner: Craig Brown, second year, Ultimate Gas & Plumbing Services
  • Dundee and Angus College. Winner: Declan Menmuir, first year, WH Dorward
  • College of Frontiers. Winner: Mark Rutter, second year, Border Eco Systems
  • Dumfries and Galloway College. Winner: Bayley McKinnon, Year Two, Nithsdale Plumbing and Heating
  • Glasgow Kelvin College. First year winner: Aiden McLaughlin, Glasgow City Plumbers Ltd. Second year winner: Dylan Burns, T Clarke Contracting
  • UHI of Perth College. Winner: Euan Lang, second year, Andrew Anderson Plumbing and Heating
  • South Lanarkshire College. Winner: Dominic McCauley, first year, R Boyle Gas & Plumbing Services
  • Inverness UHI. Winner: Uisdean Reid, first year, Alex Matheson Plumbing and Heating, Stornoway
  • West College Scotland Greenock. Winner: Chris Cook, second year, Hugh Kinnaird.