Real Lives - MVP (Most Valuable Plumber)
Masterlink plumbing apprentice Valentino Eyer may only be 21 years old, but he’s already become a name to be reckoned with—and not just on his Kaitaia...
At the 2019 New Zealand Plumbing Awards held on the Gold Coast, five recipients received scholarships, with one overall winner. Each recipient received a trophy and a certificate, plus a $1,000 voucher from Plumbing World. The overall Supreme Scholarship winner also won a trip to the 2019 New Zealand Plumbing Conference in Sanctuary Cove, Queensland, from 29-31 May.
The annual Young Plumber of the Year (YPOTY) competition, in association with Plumbing World, showcases the best and brightest young plumbers in our industry.
Patrick Smith’s plumbing career began with a chance conversation and is now earning him accolades.
Ranging in age from 19 to 31 and located on the North and South Islands, these apprentices all share a love of plumbing and a desire to encourage more women to pick up a spanner.
The Skills Organisation has incorporated more learning into block courses by introducing an online, at-home component. Apprentices will need to have access to a computer and the internet to complete their theory assessments.