Leicester independent plumbers merchant Robert Pochin has received an award in recognition of its support for Leicester College.
Pochin’s managing director David Pochin was presented with the Outstanding Achievement Award at the college’s annual Awards for Industry event for employers.
During the past year, Pochin kitted out more than 100 new students on the college plumbing, electrical and building services courses. They were given smart boiler suits, boots and a subsidised toolkit.
Pochin also sponsored the college’s annual awards for its construction learners and advised on specification of the green technologies installed in its new Renewables Centre.
Later this year, Leicester College students will be given work experience at Pochin’s Leicester trade counter in Samuel Street and the HQ warehouse and trade counter at Murrayfield Road in Braunstone Frith.
Paul Hirscher, Leicester College’s curriculum area manager for construction, said: “It is a thoroughly deserved award. Pochin has provided valued support to Leicester College. We are very proud of our partnership with such a well-regarded local company and we hope the relationship between Leicester College and Pochin continues to grow.”
David Pochin, an alumnus of Charles Keene College, a forerunner of Leicester College, said: “We are very proud to support the college and the next generation of plumbing and heating installers.”