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.

You can see previous competitors working at the national final by taking a look at our video:

You can also see a collection of photographs from the 2019 regional heats and the 2019 final on our Facebook page.

How to enter

Registrations are made directly via the WorldSkills UK website. The registration period is between 2 March 2020 and 2 April 2020. The competition is open to students studying plumbing with a provider at L2/L3.

To help assist colleges, training providers and employers in selecting their most suitable plumbing apprentice to enter, we have developed the following materials which include two different in-house competitions:

2020 SkillPLUMB Regional Heats

Date Location Region
Tuesday 28 April Chichester College South of England
Tuesday 12 May Moulton College, Northampton  Midlands
Tuesday 19 May CITB Belfast Northern Ireland
Tuesday 2 June Neath Port Talbot College Wales
Friday 19 June Inverness College Scotland
TBC TBC North of England

The UK final

The eight highest scoring competitors from the 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 19-21 November 2020.

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 SNIPEF and CITB NI.