HIP Learner of the Year Daisy Turner, standing in front of a screen, with her prizes in front of her

Revealed: the HIP Learner of the Year 2024

The HIP Learner of the Year 2024 is Daisy Turner from Barking and Dagenham College. She won following an intense two-day final earlier this month (April) at the JTL Birmingham Training Centre. Zak Rowan from Grimsby Institute was the runner-up.

The competition kicked off in January, with Level 2 and 3 plumbing students competing from six regions in England and Wales. The judges narrowed down impressive entries to seven finalists at the regional heats, before crowning the winner and runner-up at the grand final.

Daisy says: “I still can’t believe it! The prizes and the overall experience have truly been overwhelming. I’d encourage anyone considering participating next year to absolutely go for it.”

HIP managing director adds: “The final was nothing short of spectacular. Each competitor has demonstrated remarkable skill and should be proud of their achievements. We’re excited to see what next year brings as the talent this year has indeed set a promising precedent for the future of plumbing.”

For more than a decade, the HIP competition has been pivotal in showcasing and celebrating the emerging talent in plumbing, boosting the confidence of future plumbing experts. Many former competitors have achieved success, highlighting the competition’s role as a launchpad for aspiring professionals.

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