2024 HIP Female Skills Competition: Finalists Announced!


In Competition, Apprenticeships, Women, Training

The finalists for this year’s HIP Female Skills Competition have been announced! This year, six outstanding students have been chosen to compete in the Grand Final, set to take place at Stephenson College in Coalville, on 18th April.

During three regional heats in February and March, Level 2 and 3 plumbing students from colleges across England demonstrated their skills. Through rigorous marking, often with very close scores, this year’s regional winners have been revealed:

  • Sharna Wringly-Sothcott, Yeovil College
  • Sophie Maguire, City College Norwich
  • Maizie Williams, St Helen’s College
  • Ciah Hooch Llewellyn Davies, Gower College Swansea
  • Daisy Turner, Barking & Dagenham College
  • Megan Emerson, New College Durham

Zoe Tanner, Managing Director at HIP, commented: “The standard of skill shown by each competitor has been fantastic! Each student should feel immensely proud of their achievement in taking part. This event is an essential stepping stone in empowering women, boosting their confidence to take part in mixed-gender competitions and make a significant contribution to the trade. We’re thrilled to see such widespread industry support.”

The event is supported by industry giants like Grohe (Headline Sponsor), Aalberts IPS, CT1, Grundfos, Kingspan, Milwaukee, Stelrad, Viessmann, WD-40, Wolseley Plumb & Parts, Snickers Workwear, Talon, The Worshipful Company of Plumbers, Yorkshire Copper Tube, Fix Radio and the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE). This event celebrates the rising support and recognition for women in the trade.

Jerry Whiteley, Technical Manager at the CIPHE, serves as the competition’s head judge.

For more information, visit the HIP Female Skills Competition 2024 website.

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