An awards scheme acknowledging the work of heating and plumbing apprentices across the UK has been launched.
The Apprentice of the Month awards aims to champion the great work apprentices do on a daily basis and encourage young people to be proud of the industry they work in.
Open from June 2018 to apprentices at any stage of their training, the awards will accept entries submitted its website. Sponsored by Polypipe, Sentinel, Vaillant UK and Wolesley, the judging process to decide each month’s winner will be an equal split between individual judges feedback, and a public vote. The winning apprentice each month will win prizes provided by the sponsors.
Securing employment after an apprenticeship can be difficult in what is a very competitive sector. The Apprentice of the Month awards aims to highlight those apprentices that are excelling at their training to provide the recognition they deserve to help them establish a successful career within plumbing and heating.
The awards organisers are encouraging employers and college lecturers – as those that know the apprentices best – to inspire their students to enter to highlight their great achievements in their career so far and recognise their passion and dedication, which can often go unrecognised.
The Apprentice of the Month was established by the Heating Installer Awards after significant demand from apprentices for a simple awards scheme that acknowledged those still in training.