One of our plumbing students recently received the very first Chris Sneath bursary.
Alfie Adams, a Level 2 Plumbing student, scooped the bursary on Monday 11th March at our World Plumbing Day event. He was also awarded first prize in the level 2 competition during National Apprenticeship Week (pictured above).
The bursary was presented by Chris Sneath himself; an MBE-recipient who has been involved with the plumbing sector for decades.
He has been the director of many companies including looking after all London Royal Palaces, chaired or been a trustee of others including PHAB UK Ltd, and is now a Fellow at a number of high profile industry institutes.
Most notably, he has been a past Chair, Upper Warden and Master of the Worshipful Company of Plumbers – one of the most ancient of the Livery Companies of the City of London with a history tracing back to 1365.
Chris’ expertise and service to the industry is truly commendable and it is a huge privilege to have his support of our Plumbing Centre of Excellence, hence, his choice to gift us with the first ever bursary.
The bursary will allow Alfie to enrol on CIBSE courses of his choice and explore additional training in a variety of subjects including new materials, technology and innovation and methods of installation but to name a few. He will be able to further the knowledge he has acquired through his apprenticeship and increase his employability.
The bursary is Chris’ way of giving back to the industry that has provided so much for him and committing to the advancement of apprentices. It is a fantastic initiative that we hope will continue for many years.
Rennie Llewellyn, programme manager for plumbing, said:
We are very grateful for the bursary and we do not doubt that Alfie will use it to his full advantage. The support of industry leaders such as Chris is imperative in shaping the plumbers of tomorrow.