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Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying - Career Description
Plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying is a hands-on trade which requires the ability to problem solve and manage technical issues. This could be on both commercial construction sites or in residential homes.
It takes around five years to train towards a New Zealand Certificate in Plumbing, Drainlaying and Gasfitting.
Apprentices earn while you learn, training on the job at a plumbing firm, and on block courses at a training provider.
New technologies and processes mean plumbing is no longer all about getting your hands dirty. It is highly skilled, varied, profitable, rewarding… and future proof.
It is also in huge demand right now.
Get started on your new career with Masterlink.
Here’s how a typical Masterlink plumbing apprenticeship works.
“Plumbing’s an underrated trade… now I’m doing it, I’ve fallen in love with it. It is hard work but fun—everyone should do it! It’s really cool trying different things. There’s never a dull moment, I’m constantly learning… and I have an income.”
Esmey Parata, Foleys Dunedin
“There’s a lot of opportunity for bright young people who don’t mind hard work. I have a fantastic boss and a great bunch of guys to work with. Every day is different because there’s such a broad spectrum of work and interesting challenges.”
Kris Rangitaawa, Plumbing & Gas Works