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The ever-popular Master Fitter Challenge is returning once more, and with a brand new format.

Supported by The FIT show and managed by GQA Qualifications, the 2019 Master Fitter Challenge sees the introduction of a regional format with the winners being announced once again at the FIT Show Gala Dinner on 22nd May 2019.

As in previous years the winners of this extremely prestigious challenge will receive £5,000 plus the honour of being The Master Fitter Challenge winners for 2019.

Runners up will all receive financial prizes as well as industry recognition for their achievements.

“The Winner will receive £5,000 plus the honour of being Master Fitter Challenge Winner 2019”

So, what’s new in the Master Fitter Challenge 2019?

Firstly, the main change is that there will be no final at the FIT Show itself.  Feedback and research has told us that more installers would be interested in putting themselves to the test if the competition was run ‘on the ground’, with a series of tasks and ‘real-life’ challenges leading to regional finals, with the overall winners being chosen from those who reach this stage.

Running the challenge regionally gives us the opportunity to reward more people for their skills as they progress through the stages, and to update participants and supporters along the way.  Regional participants and regional winners will receive van stickers to acknowledge their achievements, along with prizes donated by our sponsorship team.

A chance to nominate

For the Master Fitter Challenge 2019 we also want to give people the opportunity to nominate installers who buy their products.  Anyone who buys your product directly or through an installer network can be nominated.

All you need to do is give us their name, company and phone number and we will do the rest.

We will make contact to say they have been recommended as a possible entrant to the Master Fitter Challenge.  There is no obligation on them to accept the invitation, that is their choice, but we would like as many people to be get involved as possible, and this new way of nominating for 2019 should certainly help to achieve that.

It’s never too early to register, simply click here to express your interest and one of our team will call you back to take further details and to talk you through the process (Link to be created) or phone us on 0114 272 0033

 

So how will the challenge work in practice?

Round 1 – Telephone Interview round

This will be carried out at an agreed time to suit you and will comprise questions to test your knowledge of Building Regulations, Health and Safety and technical matters relating to installation work. No trick questions!

Timescales - Start date 01/08/18-close date 01/11/18

Round 2 – Site observation of live installation part 1

 

Participants will be observed installing one of the following:

  • Bay window
  • Box sash
  • Bi-folding doors
  • Lantern roof

Timescales - Start date 08/11/18-close date 01/01/19

Round 3 – Site observation of live installation part 2

Participants will be observed installing one of the following, but the second observation must be of a different task to Round 2:

  • Bay window
  • Box sash
  • Bi-folding doors
  • Lantern roof

Timescales - Start date 08/01/19-close date 14/02/19

Round 4 – The Regional Finals

The top 4 scorers after round 3 will carry out a flat to bow conversion job in a regional GQA approved training environment. GQA will provide an overview of the site and requirements. Competitors will be provided with a full specification and products to complete the challenge.

Timescales - March 2019

Apply now to take part in the 2019 Master Fitter Challenge supported by the FIT Show

It’s never too early to register, simply click here to express your interest and one of our team will call you back to take further details and to talk you through the process (Link to be created) or phone us on 0114 272 0033