Perth apprentices scoop top national plumbing competition
This year’s SNIPEF/SkillPLUMB Apprentice Competition took place on Friday 21 June at West College Scotland. The action packed competition is held between 18 plumbing colleges in Scotland and Perth College UHI were lucky enough to have two fantastic students competing.
The competition showcases the skills of plumbing apprentices from colleges and training centres across Scotland. Up to 36 participants competed in either the copper pipework competition or the lead work competition with four hours to complete a practical task that demonstrates their knowledge, technique and skill. Their completed work was assessed and marked by a panel of technical experts.
Competing in the lead competition was third-year apprentice, 20 year old Shaun McTavish of Perth College UHI – who is employed by McDonald & Buist Ltd based in Scone, Perth. Lead competitors were assessed on the work they produced and the lead model they presented for marking.
Following the competition, Shaun said,
Competing in the copper competition was third year apprentice, 20 year old Kyle McGeoghie of Perth College UHI – who is employed by William Combe & Son Ltd based in Auchterarder. Kyle was only able to use tools that are used in his normal everyday work – with the exception that he could only use hand benders for the copper pipework.