CIPHE launches Apprentice Awards

Published:  25 May, 2016

To highlight the excellent work of young people who have found their vocation in the plumbing and heating sector, the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) has launched its Apprentice Awards for 2016.

There are three categories that apprentices can enter:

  • Heating (sponsored by HHIC)
  • Plumbing (sponsored be BMA)
  • Vulnerability (sponsored by CIPHE).

The winners of this new scheme, which is being supported by the Institute’s Industrial Associates, will receive £500 each plus a trophy.

The adjudicators for the awards will be Tracey Richardson and Tony Kite, who are both involved in vocational training and are members of the Institute’s Training & Education Group. They will review photographic evidence and testimonials from lecturers, employers and customers.

Winners will be invited to a special Awards Luncheon at the House of Commons on 17 November, where they will be presented with their prizes.

Kevin Wellman, CIPHE chief executive officer, said: “The CIPHE has launched its own awards initiative to help raise the profile of apprenticeships by recognising both the technical and ‘soft’ skills of young people starting out in the trade. These awards seek to champion professionalism and best practice at apprentice level and we are appealing to anyone who might be working with an apprentice - from business owners to colleges - to get in touch and enter.”

The deadline for entries is 14 October 2016.

Full details and an application form can be found on the CIPHE’s website.