The countdown is on to find the next rising star when it comes to female installers as there’s just a few days left to enter the 2024 HIP Female Skills Competition, an event that celebrates and supports the next generation of female talent in the plumbing and heating industry.

For the second year in a row, bathroom brand, GROHE, will be the headline sponsor of the GIVE (GROHE Installer Vocational Training and Education) Program. Alongside providing valuable skills and encouraging young professionals to the industry, the GIVE Program wishes to excite and encourage more women into profession to help bridge the gender gap within the field. It’s been found through recent studies, that less than 3%[1] of the 150,000+[2] UK plumbers are female, showcasing a startling reality.

Level 2 and 3 plumbing & heating learners have until midnight, Thursday 30th November, to secure their spot at this industry-leading event, which is expanding its reach from two to three regions across the UK. The competition offers female learners the opportunity to compete in a live practical installation, showcasing their skills and competing for impressive prizes, including GROHE best-sellers.