CORGI Services sponsored and attended this year’s HIP UK Heating Apprentice of the Year and have added its praise to all those involved.
The competition that launched in 2009 recognises students for their hard work and skills, and is ran by HIP magazine. It brings together lecturers, employers, industry leaders and manufacturers to support the next generation of installers.
Seven regional heats around the UK saw students competing against each other in practical tasks, and eight students went through to the grand final.
The final, which was held at the ADEY Professional Heating Solutions’ Training and Conference Centre in Cheltenham on 29th and 30th March, revealed Tayla Wileman, 18, from Burton and South Derbyshire College, as the winner.
Caitriona Deakin, CEO at CORGI Services, said: “Heating apprentices are the foundation and the lifeblood of this industry. It’s their skillsets and enthusiasm that will shape the future of heating and plumbing in the UK, and while legislation continues to evolve to protect the consumer, it’s encouraging that we are delivering top quality people to support this.
“At CORGI Services we strive constantly to support our tradespeople and to be part of this competition once again, as a sponsor and of course a stakeholder gives us great satisfaction that our industry is in good hands.
“Our congratulations go to all those that entered but in particular the winner Tayla Wileman, who became the competition’s first ever female winner.”
To find out more about the awards, visit HIP’s website