Mira Showers is supporting the nation’s young installer talent by sponsoring this year’s HIP UK Heating Apprentice of the Year competition.
The annual event, launched in 2009, represents an opportunity to recognise the hard work, ability and dedication of the next generation of installers.
The regional heats offered apprentices across the country the chance to participate in a series of challenges and practical tasks to test their skills, and pit themselves against other students at a national level. With the heats now concluded, the winners of each, plus the person who received the highest score overall from all, are going forward to a grand final to be held in Cheltenham at the end of March.
Mira has donated over 100 mixer showers to the competition for competitors to install as part of their practical tests
For its part, Mira has donated over 100 mixer showers to the competition for competitors to install as part of their practical tests; and is providing prizes to the regional finalists and the overall winner.
Mira Showers is no stranger to supporting apprenticeships, having relaunched its own in-house programme in September 2015. Mira’s scheme emulates and exceeds the high standard of training offered by the company in the 1960s, and is designed to guarantee its reputation for engineering excellence well into the future.
With more than 300 people having passed through the course over the years, the original scheme celebrated its 45th anniversary in 2011. Dozens of its alumni are still with the business, including Sarah Sadler, Finance Director; Director, Supply Chain Tim Birch and Wayne Walker, VP Manufacturing – Global Faucets.
In 2017, Mira is seeking to add five new apprentices to its complement – two in business administration, and three in engineering.