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Level 3 Plumbing apprentice, Tom Glossop, has secured a spot to represent Eastleigh College at the HIP UK Heating Apprentice of the Year competition next month.
Tom, alongside other Level 2 and 3 Plumbing Apprentices at Eastleigh College, competed against each other to win a place at the competition. They were tasked with completing a boiler and regulation jig, hanging two radiators and installing the relevant pipework. They were scored on the standard to which they completed the work, in addition to general housekeeping habits such as keeping their work area safe and tidy.
Tom will attend the HIP UK South East heat at Uxbridge College on Thursday 16th February, and is not sure what to expect, “I didn’t expect to win, it’s a nice surprise! It was difficult measuring the pipework and working out the bends, but it’s good to look back and be proud of what you’ve done”.
Students at Eastleigh College are exposed to a range of industry competitions, and are encouraged to be the best they can in their industry. Taking part in such events motivates the students to work hard and achieve their full potential, and teaches them industry standards that would be expected in a place of work.
Tom is thrilled to have been chosen to represent the college, and believes just getting this far will have a positive impact on his employability. “It’s good because you learn to work under pressure; it makes you think about what you’re doing more. It’s a really good opportunity to improve my skills”.
To find out more about the Plumbing courses and Apprenticeships offered at Eastleigh College, please visit the careers page or call 023 0891 1299.
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