GROHE supports HIP Female Skills Competition 2024

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, which is sponsored by GROHE.

For the second year in a row, global leading bathroom brand, GROHE, will be headline sponsor with 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 bestsellers.

The competition is due to take place throughout February and March 2024 and will end with a grand finale where each regional winner and runner-up will go head-to-head, for the chance to win the prestigious accolade.

On their headline sponsorship, Christopher Penney, Leader, GIVE Program, LIXIL EMENA said, “It’s so important we come together as industry leaders to help bridge the gap between skilled installers. Obviously, we know there’s a huge gap in the workforce currently and the fact that this is an all-female competition is a huge positive for the industry and a step in the right direction. We want to set new industry standards with our products and also the people that install them, and the more women we can entice into this industry, the better.”

Running alongside HIP Female Skills Competition will be the Meet the Manufacturer series, which gives manufacturers the chance to update lecturers on the latest industry and product innovations.

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