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The HIP UK Heating Apprentice of the Year is back bigger and better than ever!

The search has begun for the 2019 HIP UK Heating Apprentice of the Year.

During January and February we will be travelling across seven regions of the UK in search of our 2019 winner. The winner of each regional heat and the highest runner-up overall scorer will go on to the grand final, which will take place at the ADEY head office. The dates and venues for the regional heats are below.

Alongside the prestige for both the winning student and winning college, there’s a fantastic list of prizes worth up to £10,000 up for grabs. The prizes have been donated by well-known industry names including ADEY, Silver sponsor Vaillant and Bronze sponsors WAGO, Graham The Plumbers’ Merchant, Pegler Yorkshire, Mira Showers, Corgi, Wilo & WaterSafe.

If you’re a lecturer and have a Level 2 or 3 student you’d like to enter into the competition, send us your email address below and we’ll get in touch with the details!

You can check out last year’s test here.

Last year’s winner, Anthony Iacovazzo, from City College Norwich, said: “I thought I was dreaming at first. The quality of the other lads’ work was unreal. I knew it would be close but I didn’t think I’d get it!

“I didn’t want to do the job I was doing for the rest of my life so I did a plumbing course and I’ve never looked back since.”

Want to get involved in Apprentice of the Year?

LecturerManufacturer

NE Regional

15/01/2019
Newcastle College, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA

NW Regional

17/01/2019
Burnley College, Princess Way, Burnley, Lancashire, BB12 0AN

SW Regional

22/01/2019
Petroc College, Mid Devon Campus, Bolham Road, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 6SH

Wales Regional

24/01/2019
Gower College Swansea, Jubilee Court Campus, Unit 1-2 Jubilee Court, Swansea, SA5 4HB

NI Regional

07/02/2019
Belfast Met College, Castlereagh Campus, Montgomery Road, Belfast, BT6 9JD

Midlands Regional

19/02/2019
Stephenson College, Coalville Campus, Thornborough Road, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 3TN

SE Regional

21/02/2019
West Herts College, Kings Langley Campus, Home Park, Mill Link Road, Kings Langley, WD4 8DH

Grand Final

27-28/03/2019
ADEY Professional Heating Solutions, Gloucester Road, Cheltenham, GL51 8NR

HIP Magazine runs seven annual regional events across the UK, where manufacturers have the opportunity to present their products to college lecturers. These run alongside the HIP UK Heating Apprentice of the Year competition in January and February.

For lecturers this is where you can find out about the latest products and services on the market, whilst at the same time gaining free CPD hours.

For manufacturers this is a unique chance to engage with plumbing and heating engineering lecturers, the brand ambassadors in the colleges. These events are used to run focus groups, product demonstrations or technical presentations.

Last year, the following manufacturers joined us across the different events: ADEY, Speedfit, Vaillant, WRAS, Pegler Yorkshire, Wavin, Graham, Mira, Wilo, Grohe and Uponor.

If you’re a lecturer who is interested in attending one of the regional HIP Meet the Lecturer Industry Days, book your free place now by sending us your email address in the box below.

Any companies who are interested in sponsoring the 2019 events and would like to offer a product demonstration or provide a presentation please send us your email address below and one of the team will be in touch.

Will I receive a CPD Certificate for attending?

Yes, you will receive a CPD Certificate at the end of the day.

Do I need to reserve a seat?

You can turn up on the day but it is helpful for us to know numbers of attendees as manufacturers often like to give goody bags and you won’t want to miss out! So please email admin@sng-publishing.co.uk with your details so that we can send you details of the event and reserve a seat for you.

Can I bring colleagues with me?

Yes, you can bring as many colleagues with you as you like. Please email admin@sng-publishing.co.uk with your colleagues’ details so that we can prepare their CPD Certificate for the day.

Is there parking?

Yes, free parking will be provided on site. Please contact us for directions.

How long does each presentation last?

Each session will last 30 minutes.

Will lunch and refreshments be provided?

Yes, so please provide us with any dietary requirements in advance of the day.

Are students allowed to go to the presentations?

The presentations are specially tailored for lecturers. However, some presentations may be suitable and of interest to Level 3 apprentices so please ask the presenter on the day or contact us prior to the event to enquire.

Who will be presenting?

Leading manufacturers, trade bodies and key industry leaders. We invite manufacturers to offer practical demonstrations of innovative products to help keep lecturers abreast of exciting new products hitting the market. There will also be various key industry leaders and awarding bodies who will be on hand to discuss industry regulations and important changes in the syllabus and new qualifications.

Can I attend all of the presentations?

Yes, we advise you to attend all the presentations on the day so that we can give you a CPD Certificate for attending.

How much does it cost?

The presentations are free for lecturers to attend.

What time do the presentations start?

The presentations usually kick off at 9am, but please check the timetable when you arrive. We suggest that you arrive at 8.45am – this will give you plenty of time to grab a tea or coffee and find your seat.

How many presentations will there be?

There are normally 10 presentations on the day.

Want to get involved in Meet the Lecturer?

LecturerManufacturer

NE Regional

15/01/2019
Newcastle College, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA

NW Regional

17/01/2019
Burnley College, Princess Way, Burnley, Lancashire, BB12 0AN

SW Regional

22/01/2019
Petroc College, Mid Devon Campus, Bolham Road, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 6SH

Wales Regional

24/01/2019
Gower College Swansea, Jubilee Court Campus, Unit 1-2 Jubilee Court, Swansea, SA5 4HB

NI Regional

07/02/2019
Belfast Met College, Castlereagh Campus, Montgomery Road, Belfast, BT6 9JD

Midlands Regional

19/02/2019
Stephenson College, Coalville Campus, Thornborough Road, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 3TN

SE Regional

21/02/2019
West Herts College, Kings Langley Campus, Home Park, Mill Link Road, Kings Langley, WD4 8DH

Grand Final

27-28/03/2019
ADEY Professional Heating Solutions, Gloucester Road, Cheltenham, GL51 8NR

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