A LECTURER at a Bucks university has been regarded as a grasp plumber at a unique awards ceremony.
Jamie Cousins, who lectures at the Bucks College Group, which has campuses in Flackwell Heath and Amersham, changed into given the award for his “excellent know-how” inside the field of plumbing.
The master plumber certificates, that’s advocated by means of The Worshipful Company of Plumbers, City & Guilds, The Chartered Institute of Plumbing & Heating Engineering and the World Plumbing Council, turned into supplied to Jamie with the aid of the Lord Mayor of London, Peter Estlin, and previous Lord Mayor Dame Fiona Woolf.
Mr. Cousins ran his plumbing enterprise for twenty years earlier than crossing over into schooling, that’s now his full-time career at the Bucks College Group.
Based on the Flackwell Heath campus, Jamie co-runs the Level 2 and three plumbing publications which additionally includes teaching apprentices.
College spokesman Andrew Kirk stated Mr Cousins’ dedication to coaching is reflected in his results and the extra-curricular sports he undertakes with students, which includes entering them for national plumbing competitions and taking them to exhibitions for you to broaden their information and enjoy. He added that Level 2 Plumbing apprentice Thomas Smith, 17, from Loudwater, is “simply one instance of the way Jamie’s approach to operating past the school room has helped his studies.”
Thomas stated: “Jamie entered me for the HIP magazine heating and plumbing awards opposition which occurred at another nearby university currently.
“We needed to plumb in a boiler while following specific plans. There become some pipe bending and soldering and I received plenty other expertise approximately extraordinary techniques which have honestly helped me inside the workplace.”
As an result, Thomas becomes commended for his paintings with the aid of HIP mag and hopes to enter the opposition again subsequent year.
He changed into additionally named Worcester Bosch Apprentice of the Year in 2017-18, certainly one of 30 finalists from initial access of four,000 college students.