New College Stamford held The East Midlands Skills Competition last week in partnership with Prince Energy, Larkfleet Construction, Worcester Bosch Plumbing, JT Joinery, G&N Builders and Milne Joinery.

The event was a huge success for New College Stamford, especially within the Plumbing department who took home ALL PLACES in the competition – amazing!

Ashley Brown Calderbank, Plumbing student took first place, Harry Cowling in second and Kayleigh Lawson in third place.  Carpentry and Joinery student, Ryan McKimm took second place for Carpentry and Joinery New Entrants.

Rachel Nicholls, Vice Principal of New College Stamford said,  “Competitions really do make a huge difference to students both in terms of their experience at college but also their skill development. It’s absolutely fantastic that as a result of yesterday at least one of our Plumbing Students has been offered an Apprenticeship by one of the employers who was judging the competition…absolutely amazing and what it’s all about!”

Success in regional and national competitions such as The East Midlands Skills Completion prepares and challenges students for the world of work in the construction industry.

Student gets involved in construction work at East Midlands Skills Competition

Judges, Niel Rumbold and Tony Fothgill from Worcester Bosch Plumbing, James Manning from Prince Energy, Alex Powell from Larkfleet Construction, Martin Ward from JT Ward Joinery, Emily Craig Tyler from Milne Joinery and Stephen Gurney from G&N Builders were really impressed with the high standards and commitment to detail displayed during the event.

Gary McPartland Director of Learning for Creative and Construction Industries said, “There was a real buzz around all of the workshops, I have been blown away with the skills showcased here today.  We are already looking forward to planning and expanding our East Midlands Construction Event to include even more trades for next year!”.

Other colleges involved include Stephenson College, Boston College, Grantham College, Leicester College, New College Stamford, Lincoln College, Newark College, and Moulton College.

Kick start your career in Construction by studying a trade course at New College Stamford including Brickwork, Carpentry, Construction, Electrical, Motor Vehicle, Plumbing and more in the college’s new £3.5 million CITB Approved Construction and Automotive Skills Centre.

Check out their courses at or call 01780 484311 to speak  to an Independent Advice and Guidance Advisor at New College Stamford.   

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