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:

To enter your best apprentices please visit the WorldSkills UK website. Register between 1st March and 7th April 2019.

2019 skillPLUMB Regional Heats

Date Location Region
22 March Belfast Metropolitan College Northern Ireland
TBC TBC South of England
TBC TBC Midlands
14 June West College Scotland Scotland
TBC TBC North of England
8 May Coleg Cambria Wales

The UK final

The highest scoring competitors from the above heats will be invited to take part in the UK final  at WorldSkillsUK LIVE, the nation’s largest skills, apprenticeships and careers event, which will be held at the NEC Birmingham 21st – 23rd November 2019.

All of the 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.