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Steven picks up apprentice plumber of the year award

City College Norwich student Steven Lord has been awarded an apprentice plumber of the year title by the Norfolk Branch of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing & Heating Engineering (CIPHE).  

According to his tutor at the College, Steven was nominated for the award particularly for his part in representing the College at a regional competition in Hertfordshire, a task he undertook "with dignity and professionalism."

The award, presented to Steven at a ceremony in Norwich on 13 July, includes a trophy and £50 voucher from plumbing merchants PTS.  He will also receive a copy of the "plumbers' bible", Plumbing Engineering Services Design Guide, published by the CIPHE and an illustrated history of the Institute.

Students from Great Yarmouth College, College of West Anglia and Lowestoft College were also on hand to receive similar awards for their efforts at their respective colleges.

Chairman of the CIPHE Norfolk Branch, Roger Willis, commented, "The Institute is the professional body for plumbers and heating engineers and with its history of over 100 years, is internationally recognised as the UK's standard setter.  We are keen to support young plumbing students like Steven and encourage them to conduct their future business activities according to our Code of Professional Standards."

The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering was established in 1906, receiving its Royal Charter in 2008.  It has some 10,000 members of whom around 150 are in Norfolk.  Members can be found via a postcode search on the Institute's website at www.ciphe.org.uk