On the 14th of June 2018, after many applications from colleges around the country, three finalists were chosen to attend the Graham College Refresh awards ceremony at Worcester Bosch’s headquarters. City College Norwich was ultimately victorious due to its passionate and thorough submission, laying out a clear and precise plan for their students. New College, Hackney Campus and Hull College were runners up.

The one-day event included a factory tour and a boiler CPD session, with lecturers from the colleges also pitted against each other in a competition to see who could strip a boiler within the quickest time.

“We can’t believe it, we’re thrilled!” said Katy Dorman, Apprenticeship Delivery Manager at City College Norwich. “We really want to thank everybody for such a fantastic day.”

“The hospitality from Worcester Bosch Group and Graham Plumbers’ Merchant, as well as the chance to network with industry leaders and representatives from heating and plumbing departments in other colleges has been second to none.”

“The £10,000 reward will present significant funding for our department, and means we can move forward with our gas engineer focus programme in October. Our students will be thrilled with the new workshop, tools and training we can now offer.”