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2023 HIP Learner of the Year finalists announced

Seven finalists will compete in the HIP Learner of the Year’s live final at Worcester Bosch’s HQ next month (April 2023).

The competition kicked off in January, when Level 2 and 3 plumbing students competed across six locations in England and Wales. The high calibre of entries meant that competition judges, Jerry Whiteley from CIPHE, and Glenn Scholfield from Aalberts IPS (formerly,Pegler Yorkshire), had a tough job on their hands. After much deliberation, six regional winners plus the highest runner-up will take part in the final on 19-20 April.

The finalists are Elliot Julian from Cornwall College, St Austell; George Anderson from City College Plymouth, Nathan Kelly from Cardiff and Vale College, Theo Dobinson from Newcastle College, Conall Barningham from Leeds College, Louie Diver from Cambridge Regional College and Miles James from Farnborough College.

HIP managing director Zoe Tanner says: “Congratulations to all seven finalists and to everyone who competed this year across the six regional heats. It is an incredible achievement to be representing your colleges.”

Martyn Bridges, director of Technical Services Worcester Bosch, says: “It is essential that the next generation of plumbing and heating engineers are supported by the industry, helping them navigate through their training as they work towards their qualifications. This is why Worcester Bosch is continuing their support as PlatinumSponsor for HIP Learner of the Year, as it is a great way for the next gen to hone their skills. We look forward to seeing the competition progress.”

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