Builders' Merchants News

Pochin kits out students

Published:  12 September, 2012

LEICESTER: Pochin plumbing and heating has kitted out more than 100 new learners on Leicester College's plumbing, electrical and building services courses with boiler suits and boots.

The merchant has also subsidised the students' tool kits as part of its partnership with the college.

David Pochin, managing director of the sixth-generation family firm, studied at Charles Keene College, a forerunner of Leicester College. "We are very proud to support the college and to kit these young people out in style as they start their training," he said.

"They will gain excellent skills and valuable experience at the college and as they begin work with the many local firms in the sector, most of whom are Pochin customers.

Neil McManus, the college's programme area manager for electrical, plumbing and built environment, said: "Thanks to Pochin's support, the learners will be using great tools and kit from day one, both in their college lessons and when they go out on work experience."