Worcester has crowned Callum Megarry, apprentice at West London based WPJ Heating, as its 2018 Apprentice of the Year.

21-year old Callum entered and won the competition by responding to the monthly online challenges set by Worcester. The tasks included Callum stripping down a boiler, sharing photo examples of his installations, and demonstrating his ability to bend, join, and clip copper. The budding apprentice impressed the judging panel with his vast skillset, creativity and obvious passion for the plumbing and heating industry.

Callum said: “I’m really glad that WPJ Heating encouraged and supported me to enter, because it feels great to have won this year’s competition and have my name recognised by Worcester Bosch. It has helped boost my confidence to no end and will be a great achievement to put on my CV.”

Worcester awarded him with a new iPad, a half-day racing experience with Team Dynamics at Honda, Worcester Bosch branded workwear, and a set of professional power tools.

Martyn Bridges, Director of Technical Communication and Product Management at Worcester Bosch, said: “Callum really stood out as a candidate in this year’s competition. He was consistent, creative and had meticulous attention to detail in all of the challenges he took part in. Not only did he show great skill, but his videos were extremely engaging and fun to watch. Callum is the epitome of what we want to see from the next generation of installers in the HVAC industry.”