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Worshipful Company of Plumbers to offer student Bursaries of up to £1000

Are you a student, working towards NVQ Level 3 MES (Plumbing) or equivalent? If the answer is yes, then you need to read this blog, because the Worshipful Company of Plumbers has announced its tools and equipment Bursary scheme for the 2017/2018 academic year.

The Worshipful Company of Plumbers is one of the most ancient of the Livery Companies of the City of London, having served the City and the craft of plumbing continuously for over 650 years. It was founded to promote and maintain high standards of Craftsmanship and Business conduct, and sees its Bursary scheme as an important aspect in bringing this ethos through to the next generation of plumbers.

The Company offers Bursaries to assist students working for NVQ Level 3 MES (Plumbing) or equivalent buy costly tools and equipment. Students are encouraged to apply direct but must have a reference from their lecturer or employer. Professional bodies (such as the CIPHE), training providers and employers are encouraged to support students who, in their opinion, meet the criteria and would therefore merit consideration as possible recipients of a Bursary.

The Company annually considers Bursaries of up to £1000 for students of plumbing. This is awarded in vouchers for tools and equipment. The Bursary cannot be used to offset any course fees provided by an employer.

All applications should be made by the 12th January 2018.

How to apply

Candidates must complete the application form (see link below) and provide the following:

1. Proof of registration including the enrolment number with the awarding body for NVQ Level 3 MES (Plumbing) or equivalent.

2. Proof of completion of NVQ Level 2 MES (Plumbing). If you possess a different qualification that you wish to be considered, please send further details to the Clerk (details below).

Download the Application Form for a Bursary

If you have further questions about the form or the Bursary, contact the Clerk of the Workshipful Company of Plumbers, Pieter Cox, by phone on 020 7628 8880 or email at


All applications will be considered by the Company’s Education Committee, who may seek additional information. Not all candidates will be successful and the decision of the Education Committee is final.

No correspondence will be entered into in respect of decisions made and any such Bursaries given.

Successful applicants may be invited to attend a function, such as a luncheon, of the Livery Company in London for which travel expenses will be reimbursed.

A Bursary, once granted, will not be paid until proof of registration with the Awarding Organisation i.e City & Guilds, BPEC, EAL has been provided. 

Find out more at the Worshipful Company of Plumbers website