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We'll also be posting real-life stories featuring Masterlink Apprentices, Hosts and Regional Managers.

  • Host News
    18th of June 2020

    Apprenticeship Boost for our industry

    Apprenticeship Boost is part of the government’s financial package to support employers to keep training their current apprentices and assist them to take on new ones.

    Tags: plumbing   gasfitting   drainlaying   apprentices  
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  • Host News
    19th of May 2020

    Double awards win for Northland host and apprentice

    It’s smiles all round in Kaitaia as Masterlink host Jack Rogers and his apprentice George Steed both win national awards at the 2020 New Zealand Plumbing Awards.

    Tags: apprentice   host   awards  
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  • Apprentice News
    25th of March 2020

    COVID-19: Keeping on track for the next 4 weeks

    We’re navigating uncharted waters as our country prepares to tackle COVID-19, so it’s normal to feel anxious right now. But it’s also important to remember we’re all in the same boat. We’re in this together. You are not alone

    Tags: COVID-19   anxiety   wellbeing   plumbing  
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  • Host News
    22nd of January 2020

    Next Generation - Jobseekers into work

    Two young jobseekers have entered into plumbing apprenticeships, thanks to a Skills for Industry initiative between Masterlink, Master Plumbers and the Ministry of Social Development. We caught up on progress with their host employers, who receive a $10,000 subsidy.

    Tags: apprenticeships  
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  • Apprentice News
    18th of December 2019

    Next Generation - Taste for the trades

    By working at his local Mico branch in Albany, Breyton Lenee has gained good knowledge of plumbing products and their uses—giving him a head start for entering a plumbing apprenticeship.

    Tags: plumbing   gasfitting   drainlaying   apprentice  
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  • Apprentice News
    7th of June 2019

    Plumbing World Scholarships awarded to five Masterlink apprentices

    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.

    Tags: apprenticeships   drainlaying   plumbing   gasfitting  
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  • Apprentice News
    2nd of April 2019

    Young Plumber of the Year 2019 kicks off!

    The annual Young Plumber of the Year (YPOTY) competition, in association with Plumbing World, showcases the best and brightest young plumbers in our industry.

    Tags: plumbing  
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  • Apprentice News
    8th of March 2019

    VIDEO: Celebrating Masterlink's female apprentices

    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.

    Tags: apprenticeships   drainlaying   gasfitting   plumbing  
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