Come to Cannon Street railway station where, next to the Plumber's Apprentice, presentations will be made by the Master to this years winning plumbing apprentices. Details and booking click here.United Guilds Service Friday, 29th March 2019 St Paul's Cathedral 1130 The Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch Thursday, 4th April 2019 Plumbers’ Golf Society at Pewterers Challenge, Westerham GC Monday, 8th April 2019 Court of Assistants & Masters & Clerks Lunch Wednesday, 10th April 2019 Tallow Chandlers' Hall 1030
The Master and Wardens invite you to join them on Monday 18th March 2019 at our Annual Banquet at the Mansion House, which will again be held in the glorious surroundings of the Egyptian Hall by kind permission of the Lord Mayor. We are delighted that our principal guest and speaker for the evening will be Ian Blatchford, the Director of the Science Museum Group, which oversees the Science Museum in London and other related museums. He started his career at the Bank of England and has served as the Deputy Finance Director of the Arts Council and Finance Director of the Royal Academy of Arts. He was previously Deputy Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum.
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Some free time at midday? Come and support the Plumbers' Team
Join us on Thursday 4th April 2019 for the 12th annual Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch held at the historic Guildhall in the heart of the City. The Lunch unites the City of London to show their support for members of her Majesty’s Armed Forces and Veterans through the three National Service Charities; ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity and the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund.
Tickets are £100, which includes unlimited curry, beer, and wine. The Lunch will begin at midday -3.00pm and there will be three lunch sittings, at 12.30pm, 1.15pm, 2.00pm. Click here for tickets
Throughout its 654-year history, the Worshipful Company of Plumbers has valued the role of apprenticeships. The Apprentice's Statue in London's Cannon Street Station is a public demonstration of the part which apprentices play in the plumbing industry. Now in its third year, the presentation of bursaries at the Statue has been arranged on Wednesday 27 March 2019. There are six bursary prizes to be presented by the Master to people who are currently undergoing training to become qualified to work in the industry. The bursaries (which have been provided by the Company's Education and Charitable Trust with generous support from City and Guilds of London Institute and Monument Tools) will enable the recipients to purchase plumbing tools through Monument Tools. After the presentation ceremony beside the Apprentice Statue, lunch has been arranged in The Vintry, very close to Cannon Street Station.
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The Inter Livery Charity Clay pigeon Shoot takes place (for the Plumbers Company) on Thursday 16th May in the shooting grounds of Holland & Holland, Northwood, Middlesex.
There are typically teams from around half of all Livery Companies: Liveryman Jamie Fisher (from Monument Tools) has offered to lead a team for the Company.
Full information about the event is given here: www.interliveryshoot.com
If you are interested in taking part, please be in touch with Jamie at Jamie.firstname.lastname@example.org
Past a Master Brian Wadsworth reports “The Company may like to know that the Duchess of Cornwall opened a new building for the Medical Detection Dogs charity today, attended by Anne and myself – and many others of course. She was kind enough to say to me that the lead planter presented to her by the Company for her home is looking splendid, full of flowers.”
The Company has supported the training of a detection dog named Plum who is now two years old.
The results have now been published and are available in the members only section.(Log in then look under From the Master & Clerk). This 2018 internal research by the City Livery Committee was to understand more about the livery. We’re a diverse group of companies. We share many characteristics, beliefs and aims. But our provenance, composition and day-to-day activities can be quite different.
These results will be considered as part of the strategic planning for our own Company.
Fire it Up – The Governments national initiative The National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) has launched a new campaign to promote apprenticeships among young people, parents and employers in January 2019 called ‘Fire it Up’. The campaign aims to help raise awareness of the huge variety of apprenticeship options available for people of all ages and backgrounds. More information can be found at https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/.
Trade Up – JTL’s employer recruitment campaign The Trade Up campaign will be promoted across a variety of media platforms and will centre around a piece of video communication, and a bespoke landing page on the JTL website, offering further advice and guidance. The video will show real employers talking about their experiences in recruiting apprentices and the webpage will be a source of information encouraging employers to enquire about taking on an apprentice. cClick here for details.
The Plumbers' Company supports apprentice training, see Celebrating Apprentices. Presentation of Bursaries 27th March
39 Liverymen and guests joined the Master on our ninth visit, on 11th February, to the Ironmongers` Hall for lunch at the Plumbers` Table . As in past years the roast beef proved a great success and the selection of cheeses proved as plentiful as ever. To add to the event the Master gave a speech, which she admitted was impromptu, but nobody would have ever have known. As is our custom the wine allotted to us went down with no difficulty and the last of the guests departed at about 4pm. Finally a big thank you to the team at Ironmongers` Hall who always look after us so well and make us most welcome.
Look out for the next Plumber's Table lunch.