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Our search for the HIP UK Heating Apprentice of the Year is nearly over...

Throughout January and February we travelled 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.

The HIP UK Heating Apprentice of the Year finalists

North East – Ben Fairbairn, Northumberland College

North West – Edward Jackson, Bradford College

South West – Ryan Fellowes, South Gloucestershire and Stroud College

Wales – Lewis Blakely, Coleg y Cymoedd

Northern Ireland – Leonard Keown, South West College

Midlands – Max Murless, Rotherham College

South East – Isabella Stagg, West Suffolk College

Highest scoring runner-up – Joseph Worthington, Petroc

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 Platinum sponsor ADEY, Gold sponsor STANLEY, Silver sponsor Vaillant and Bronze sponsors WAGO, Graham The Plumbers’ Merchant, Pegler Yorkshire, Mira Showers, Corgi, Wilo & WaterSafe.

You can check out the 2018 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.”

Entries for 2019 are now closed.

Find out more about our competition judges (click to enlarge)

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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 8LZ

Grand Final

27-28/03/2019
ADEY, 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.

This year, we had talks from ADEY, JG Speedfit, Sentinel, WRAS, Graham, Mira Showers, Bassetts, Pegler Yorkshire, Hep2O, Wilo and Vaillant.

You can view photos of these events at the bottom of this page!

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.

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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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