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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
    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
    30th of October 2019

    Real Lives - Drain man

    Large drainage projects are all in a day’s work for Masterlink apprentice Shea Reynolds. For the past year, he's been working on a major project at the men’s and women’s prisons in Christchurch and the nearby, lower-security Rolleston Prison. 

    Tags: apprenticeships   drainlaying  
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  • Apprentice News
    12th of September 2019

    Real Lives - Confident communicator

    Ben McCulloch says his plumbing apprenticeship has taught him many things, including how to deal with people. “I used to be quite shy and quiet, but it has made me more confident in myself and my skills.”

    Tags: apprenticeships   awards   plumbing   scholarships  
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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
    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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  • Apprentice News
    6th of August 2018

    New online, at-home learning component for PGD apprentices

    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.

    Tags: apprenticeships   drainlaying   gasfitting   plumbing  
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