Here's how it works

Get started on your new career with Masterlink.

Earn while you learn to get qualified in plumbing/drainlaying and gasfitting.

We'll match you with a local firm and set you up with a Masterlink Regional Manager to mentor you throughout your apprenticeship. 

Here’s how a typical Masterlink plumbing apprenticeship works.

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“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


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Five great reasons to choose Masterlink

  • 1. Interview, screen and test

  • 2. Place with a host for on-job training

  • 3. Pay from day one, manage PAYE and HR

  • 4. Provide starter Tool kit worth $2,000 plus an allowance for boots

  • 5. Provide health and safety resources, including an apprentice app

It all adds up to exceptional value.

Pay less when you train through Masterlink! The total Masterlink fees are: 

For those eligible for Fees Free:

  • Plumbing/Drainlaying & Gasfitting - $6,000* 
  • Plumbing/Drainlaying - $6,000* 
  • Drainlaying - $2,000 (payable in full at sign-up and refunded if you qualify within 2 years)

For those not eligible for Fees Free:

  • Plumbing/Drainlaying & Gasfitting - $10,000* 
  • Plumbing/Drainlaying - $8,000* 
  • Drainlaying - $4,000*

* This comprises a sign-up fee of $2,000, with the remainder paid through $40 weekly wage deductions for the duration of your apprenticeship. You may apply for our special interest-free loan package to help with your sign-up fee. 

We pay you while you learn (even on block courses or other related training courses)

We pay your block course and ITO training fees ($11k+ for a plumbing/drainlaying apprenticeship)

We pay for your block course travel and accommodation if you live out of town

You get a starter tool & PPE kit worth $2,000 and an annual allowance for boots

You can apply for a special interest-free loan package when you sign up

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