Mira Sponsors Heating Apprentice of the Year 2018

Tuesday 9th January 2018

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Mira Sponsors the HIP UK Heating Apprentice of the Year 2018

We're always incredibly proud of the work we do with apprentices, both internally and externally, and 2018 is no different. We are delighted to be continuing our sponsorship of the HIP Magazine's Heating Apprentice of the year competition. This year sees HIP introduce the ‘Meet the Lecturer’ initiative. We will be visiting the competition heats and talking directly to the lecturers of the competing colleges. This is a fantastic opportunity to maintain our strong link with the industry and is a great opportunity to support the next generation of installers and recognise the hard work, talent and dedication of apprentices in the UK.

The competition, launched in 2009, offers apprentices across the country the opportunity to participate in a series of challenges and practical tasks to test their skills, and compete against other students at a national level. Chosen students will be invited, with their lecturers, to attend one of the UK regional events where they’ll spend the day competing against other students on practical tasks.

The winner of each regional heat, plus the person who has received the highest score overall from all of the seven regional heats, will then go forward to the grand final which will be held at the ADEY Professional Heating Solutions’ Training and Conference Centre in Cheltenham on 25th & 26th April 2018.

The dates and venues of the regional heats are as follows:

  • North East – Newcastle College, Tuesday 16th January 2018
  • North West – Burnley College, Thursday 18th January 2018
  • South West – Petroc College, Tuesday 23rd January 2018
  • Wales – Gower College Swansea, Thursday 25th January 2018
  • Midlands – Stephenson College, Tuesday 13th February 2018
  • South East – West Herts College, Thursday 15th February 2018
  • Northern Ireland – Belfast Metropolitan College, Wednesday 28th February 2018

We cannot wait for the competition to begin and we wish all of the competitors the best of luck! 

For more information on the competition, please visit http://www.hip-magazine.co.uk/apprentice-of-the-year/. We will also be sharing updates from the heats over on Twitter, you can follow us @mirashowers