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Follow our blog to find out more about issues affecting apprenticeships, host companies and the plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying industry in general.

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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  • 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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  • 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 headstart for entering a plumbing apprenticeship.

    Tags: plumbing   gasfitting   drainlaying   apprentice  
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  • Apprentice News
    21st of November 2019

    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 home turf.

    Tags: plumbing   gasfitting   awards   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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