Our search for the HIP UK Heating Apprentice of the Year is nearly over…so what goodies does the winner get?
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 ADEY’s HQ on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th March.
Alongside the prestige for both the winning student and winning college, there’s a fantastic list of prizes 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.
Each student who entered the competition received prizes, whilst each of our finalists already received a prize bundle for winning their regional heats.
The winner’s prizes
- ADEY: £1,000 cash, Magnacleanse kit and hose bag
- ADEY: £1,000 cash for the winner’s college
- Stanley Fatmax Shallow Pro Org W/Metal Latch & Seal
- Stanley Automatic pipe cutters – 15mm and 22mm
- Stanley Adjustable pipe cutters – 3-22mm and 3-30mm
- Stanley Plastic pipe cutter – 28mm
- Stanley Basin adjustable wrench
- Stanley Fatmax Stud Finder S300
- Stanley Fatmax Antivibe R/Claw 20oz Hammer
- Stanley Quick Vice
- Vaillant ecoFIT pure boiler
- Graham The Plumbers’ Merchant: Virgin Experience voucher
- Pegler Yorkshire starter pack, tools and extra fittings
- Corgi: AudioQuest DragonFly DAC USB Digital Audio Converter
- Mira Showers digital shower
- Wilo prize pack, including a Wilo Yonos-PICO
- WAGO LBoxx Mini Selection case 887-960 (approx £50) and a wiring centre (£15)
- WaterSafe: Pressure test pump
- KANE458 FGA inc. printer & LE Wireless module
- KANE700 Leak detector
- KANE-NCV3 Non-contact voltmeter
- KANE Backpack
The runner-up will receive £500 cash from ADEY, a Magnacleanse kit and hose bag – and their college will also receive £500 cash.
Plus, each of our eight finalists gets an ADEY Professional 3 Chemical Pack and goodie bag – in addition to everything they received for winning their regional heats. They also get to keep everything they work on in the final!
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
Images of prizes are for illustrative purposes only and may be slightly different from the actual prizes received.