The search is on to find the HIP UK Heating Apprentice of the Year 2017!

Launched in 2009, the HIP UK Heating Apprentice of the Year competitions give students the chance to be recognised for their hard work and skills. It’s a great opportunity for lecturers, employers, industry leaders and manufacturers to get involved and support the next generation of installers.UKHeatingApprenticeOfYear2017

The event is being sponsored by some big industry names, including Platinum sponsor ADEY and Bronze sponsor Graham The Plumbers’ Merchant who have both agreed a three year deal to support the competition.

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This year’s winner Jack Miller from Hull College with BBC’s The Apprentice winner Joseph Valente (left) and ADEY Managing Director Kelvin Stevens (right)

What’s it all about?

To find out what the HIP UK Heating Apprentice of the Year involves take a look at all of the photos from the 2016 competition, where BBC’s The Apprentice winner Joseph Valente was the special guest. Simply click here to see the gallery.

The grand final took place on 27th and 28th April 2016 at ADEY’s state of the art training facilities in Cheltenham and the standard of work from the competitors was the best we have seen yet – have you or your student got what it takes to beat it!?

Each college can put forward one student for the competition. There’s also a SPARKS UK Electrical Apprentice of the Year which runs alongside the event at the same time, and colleges can also enter one student for that competition too. The student can be working in industry or college based, and must be studying for their electrical qualifications, and be no older than 24 years of age.