Graduation event to celebrate plumbing apprentices’ success

Steve Willis Traing Centre Class of 2015 SUS-150720-163903001
Steve Willis Traing Centre Class of 2015 SUS-150720-163903001

On June 17, Steve Willis Training Centres in Burgess Hill hosted a graduation event, at their Centre in Burgess Hill, to celebrate nine of their apprentices graduating with a City & Guilds Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plumbing and Heating.

It’s a two year course which includes practical experience in the workshops at Steve Willis Training Centres; classroom based learning and practical experience on the job with their employer.

It’s a great way for school leavers to get their first steps on the career ladder, earn while they learn and end up with a much needed trade at the end of it.

As part of doing an apprenticeship you do need to be employed. Currently Steve Willis Training Centres have a number of employers in the Sussex area waiting to recruit any would-be gas, plumbing or electrical apprentices – which is great news for anyone wishing to take the apprenticeship route.

Currently, all of the graduates remain employed within the industry and eight of the nine have now gone onto start their Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Plumbing with Gas Pathway at our Burgess Hill Centre, which is one of the few centres that offer this specialist route.

MD, Steve Willis commented: “I am extremely pleased with what these young lads have achieved, especially since two had started their apprenticeship elsewhere and we stepped in to assist them. Steve Willis Training Centres allowed them transfer to our training centre which resulted in a positive outcome and them gaining an industry recognised qualification.”

If you’re 16 or older and interested in doing a Gas, Plumbing or Electrical Apprenticeship, speak to Steve Willis Training Centres today, call 01444 870860 or

Report and picture contributed by Steve Willis Training Ltd.