HIP Learner of the Year 2024: Daisy Turner!

Industry News

Barking and Dagenham College student, Daisy Turner has won HIP Learner of the Year 2024, following an intense two-day final on 11th and 12th of April at the JTL Birmingham Training Centre, co-sponsored by the Worshipful Company of Plumbers. Zak Rowan from Grimsby Institute earned the runner-up spot.

Daisy, upon hearing her name announced, shared her excitement:

I still can’t believe it! The prizes and the overall experience have truly been overwhelming. I’d encourage anyone considering participating next year to absolutely go for it!

The HIP Learner of the Year competition is open to all students under the age of 25.

The competition kicked off in January, with Level 2 and 3 plumbing students competing from across six regional locations in England and Wales. The judges had a challenging task but ultimately narrowed down the impressive entries to seven finalists at the regional heats, before crowning the winner and runner-up at last week’s grand final, attended by our Master David Adams and Liveryman Julie Spinks.

HIP Magazine is for plumbing and heating students and apprentices, and this year’s event was supported by industry leaders, including the Worshipful Company of Plumbers and the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE).

Zoe Tanner, Managing Director at HIP, commented:

The final was nothing short of spectacular! Each competitor has demonstrated remarkable skill and should be proud of their achievements. We’re excited to see what next year brings as the talent this year has indeed set a promising precedent for the future of plumbing.

For over a decade, the HIP competition has been a pivotal platform for showcasing and celebrating the emerging talent within the UK plumbing sector, significantly boosting confidence among the nation’s future plumbing experts. Many former competitors have continued to achieve remarkable success, highlighting the competition’s role as a valuable launchpad for aspiring professionals.