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:
- Talent Spotting Checklist (to help identify your best candidates)
- In-house Competition (ready-made competition to deliver in-house)
- Training to Succeed (training manual to help competitors prepare)
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
|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.