Ireland's Plumbing & Heating Magazine Issue 114 July-August



SWC APPRENTICE AIMING TO SECURE SKILLPLUMB UK FINAL SPOT David Bateman Smith, an apprentice plumbing and heating engineer from South West College, emerged victorious in the qualifying Northern Ireland heat of SkillPLUMB held at NWRC, Greystone Campus, Limavady in May. David’s outstanding performance has positioned him for a potential advancement to the SkillPLUMB UK final in November. If he ranks among the highest-scoring competitors from all the UK heats, David will secure the opportunity to showcase his skills and represent Northern Ireland on a national stage. In second place was Joseph Hagan, SWC, with Morgan Finney of NRC runner-up at the NI regional heat, which was sponsored by ToolMonster. For more details on the SkillPLUMB competition visit:


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Triton’s spa-style Amala electric shower.

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Led by head trainer, Keith Scully, Grant’s online and on-site training is available on a range of Grant heating technologies, including the Grant Aerona 3 heat pump. The ‘heat pump

technology and appropriate heat emitter sizing’ continues to be one of the most popular courses within Grant’s training programme and allows delegates to gain better knowledge of Grant’s heat pump and heat emitter technologies and how, when working together, they will effectively maximise efficiencies and long- term carbon and cost savings. Commenting on the continued success of Grant’s Training Academy, trainer Keith Scully said, “At Grant, we are dedicated to ensuring that those charged with installing our technologies are well equipped with the knowledge and experience they need to do this to the best of their abilities. This is why we are so passionate about our on- site and online training opportunities.” You can book onto a training course at Visit or for further details. Twitter or Instagram @mygrantni @grantirl

First place: David Bateman, apprentice plumbing and heating engineer from SWC, in action during the SkillPLUMB NI heat at the SkillBUILD event at NWRC in May.

Grant Aerona 3 heat pump.



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