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:

2019 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! To enter your best apprentices please visit the WorldSkills UK website. Register between 1st March and 5th April 2019.

*Registration has been extended – now closing on 12th April 2019*

2019 skillPLUMB Regional Heats

Date Location Region
22 March Belfast Metropolitan College Northern Ireland
8 May Coleg Cambria Wales
14 May York College North of England
21 May Stoke-on-Trent College Midlands
21 June West College Scotland Scotland
27 June Chichester College South of England

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.