SkillPLUMB is an annual skills competition designed to promote standards and skills across the plumbing industry, developing competence into excellence. SkillPLUMB can bring invaluable benefits to students, colleges and employers. Competitors can gain recognition for exceptional skills, injecting dynamism and excitement into training. Employers can enhance their business reputation and improve the skills of their workforce.

How to enter

To help assist colleges, training providers and employers in selecting their most suitable plumbing apprentice to enter, we have developed the following materials:

The on-line registration process opens on 01 March and closes on 07 April. To enter your best apprentices please visit the WorldSkills UK website

2016 SkillPLUMB Events

Date Location Region
4th March South West College Northern Ireland
26th May Chichester College South of England
2nd June Neath Port Talbot College Wales
7th June South City College Birmingham Midlands
17-18th June Edinburgh College Scotland
23rd June Leeds College of Building North of England

UK Final 17-19 November at the 2016 Skills Show, NEC

All events above are run in partnership with SkillELECTRIC and SkillBUILD (CITB). The Scottish and Northern Ireland heats are organised in collaboration with our competition partners CITB NI and SNIPEF.

UK Final – the highest scoring competitors across all the UK-wide heats are invited to compete at the UK final, which is held at The Skills Show at the NEC, Birmingham, in November, the largest skills and careers show In the UK.


Sponsors Sep 2016