Plumbing apprentices celebrated at annual SNIPEF Awards

Edinburgh College played host as the region’s top young plumbers received awards for their hard work over the past 12 months.

The College’s Midlothian Campus welcomed the SNIPEF Edinburgh & District Branch as they held their annual Awards Ceremony, celebrating the work of plumbing apprentices from Edinburgh, Borders College and Forth Valley College.

Fourteen awards were presented on the night with students from each college being recognised in the following categories: Best First Year Apprentice; Best Second Year Apprentice, Best Third Year Apprentice and Best Improved Apprentice.

Edinburgh College winners included Alexander Scott, a first year apprentice with Haggert Plumbing; Lauchlan Aird, a second year apprentice with Postcode Plumbers; Robbie Hogarth, a third year apprentice with D and P Plumbing and James Summers, a third year apprentice with Hart Builders (Edinburgh) Ltd.

The final award of the evening saw The David A More trophy being awarded to the apprentice who has made an outstanding contribution to their College throughout the year – Jordan Muir of Forth Valley College was presented with this award, beating off competition from Robbie Hogarth (Edinburgh College) and Scott Campbell (Borders College).

Branch President Duncan Sharp said: “Congratulations to all the winners at this year’s awards. Each year we come together to celebrate the achievements on these young people as they’re starting out in the Plumbing sector, and, each year the standard of the apprentices seems to get higher and higher.

“The level of their work, their enthusiasm and their commitment to learning the trade is fantastic and it’s a privilege to meet these young Plumbers and present them with these awards. We wish them all the best of luck with their long careers in the industry.”

Head of Engineering and Built Environment Scott Warden said: “Congratulations to all the winners of this year’s SNIPEF Edinburgh & District Branch Awards, they are all very deserving winners who have a bright future ahead of them in the Plumbing industry.

“Events like these are a fantastic way to celebrate not only our own students’ success but the achievements of young plumbers across region – hats off to them all.

“We’ve been delighted to host these awards and continue what has been a long and fruitful working partnership between ourselves and SNIPEF.”