With today's shortage of plumbers, taking on an apprentice is a smart move.

Masterlink has top-quality candidates ready and waiting to start work.

We will:

  • find the best match for you by meeting with you to gain an understanding of your business and apprentice needs

  • test, screen, recruit and manage your apprentice—taking the hassle out of your hands

  • maintain regular contact with you and your apprentice to ensure all expectations are being met—providing assistance as and when appropriate

  • act swiftly to assist you and your business should your staffing needs increase or decrease. Should you no longer require an apprentice we will work with them to find further employment—all we ask from you is 15 working days' notice. 

You don't have to be a Master Plumbers' member business to become a Masterlink host.

Five great reasons to choose Masterlink

  • 1. We employ the best

    Our recruitment process ensures quality apprentices for our host businesses

  • 2. You're free to run your business

    We sort all the apprentice ACC, HR, payroll and block course arrangements for you

  • 3. We support you and your apprentice

    Our Regional Managers hold regular appraisals to keep your apprentice on track with their studies

  • 4. We take health & safety seriously

    Health and safety is at the core of our apprentice management practices

  • 5. Your apprentice is ready to work

    We provide our apprentices with tools and PPE on start up, so they’re fully equipped from day one

It all adds up to exceptional value.


You are only charged for the hours the apprentice actually works for you. On average, that's 42 weeks per year, and it’s fully tax deductible.

We pay the apprentice's wages while on block course, stat holidays, annual leave and sick leave—you are just charged for an average of 42 weeks per year, and it's fully tax deductible.

 We pay the apprentice’s ITO fees for the full apprenticeship.

We provide the apprentice with a start up toolkit and PPE, and give them an annual allowance for overalls & boots.

Health & Safety is our priority—and we pay for First Aid and Site Safe training for the apprentice.

We provide a full pre-employment medical exam and drug test, plus tetanus and Hep A&B inoculations.

We arrange the calculation and payment of wages, tax and ACC levies—and pay the PGD Board apprentice licence fee.

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