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  • Apprentices
    11 January 2023

    Helping hand for rural apprentices

    Author: JE T’AIME HAYR Young people in rural areas can face challenges finding employment—and the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs provides funding to help them take the first step into a career.…

    Tags: helping hand   rural apprentices   Mayors taskforce  
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  • Apprentices
    13 December 2022

    Apprentice Training Fee Information

    Master Plumbers has successfully lobbied Te Pūkenga to ensure fair training fees for all apprentices. As a result, some changes have been made.

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  • gasfitters
    1 December 2021

    Carbon-neutral gas futures positive for gas apprentices

    Confidence in gasfitting as a career continues to grow as New Zealand’s gas industry looks to a renewable future, with the number of apprentices choosing to train in the gas…

    Tags: apprentice   apprentices   apprenticeships  
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  • Apprentices
    29 March 2021

    2021 New Zealand Plumbing Awards winners

    Congratulations to all the finalists and winners at the 2021 New Zealand Plumbing Awards, held in Marlborough on 26 March.

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  • Apprentices
    30 August 2019

    Next Generation - Team challenge

    The 2019 Master Plumbers Outward Bound scholarship win was a life-changing experience for apprentice Wade Williams. The 16-day course would push him to the limits and challenge his own expectations of himself. 

    Tags: Outward Bound   scholarships   plumbing   gasfitting  
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  • Apprentices
    2 August 2019

    Vocational training review - no immediate change

    It's business as usual for our members, hosts and apprentices following the Government's Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE) outcome announced by Education Minister Chris Hipkins.

    Tags: apprentices   apprenticeships   training  
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  • Apprentices
    15 March 2019

    Health matters - Finding your happy place

    Plumbing apprentice Caleb Ihaia has learned the hard way that mental health needs to be talked about and better understood—and he’s on a mission to share the message.

    Tags: apprentices   apprenticeships  
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