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Apprentices for hire

Master Plumbers inducted 16 of Victoria’s finest apprentices to its apprentice employment service, Plumbing Apprenticeships Victoria on Monday, May 14.  The apprentices are in 1st, 2nd and 4th year, studying a Certificate III in Plumbing at their originating Registered Training Organisation, with all 1st years making up a full class at Master Plumbers Brunswick campus.

This is a sizeable intake for PAV, which has been reviewing its service levels in response to apprentice and host employer needs.
“We are really excited by the growth in this intake. Apprentices and their host employers are hearing about the benefits of PAV and our new model of operation and are responding,” Manager Natalie Reynolds said.

She said the benefits for both apprentices and plumbers were highly valuable.

For Hosts, Master Plumbers PAV offers:

  • Flexibility to call on extra apprentices when required without making a long-term commitment
  • An ability to only pay the apprentice while they work on the job. Master Plumbers pays for the rest, including schooling and annual leave
  • Zero paperwork. Master Plumbers invoices you weekly. That’s it.

For apprentices, Master Plumbers:

  • Pays more at work and while they learn;
  • Employment won’t stop if your boss runs out of work
  • Provides dedicated support teams to help your training
  • Provides varied work to help back up the training and ensure they are work ready.

“We are really proud of the quality and commitment of our current and new apprentices. The feedback from hosts is they work hard and are really committed and dedicated to their profession.

“Hosts also tell us the scheme provides a risk-free, fuss-free option for labour hire, which more and more are taking up.”

For more information for apprentices, call 03 9329 9622 or email

To become a host, call 03 9321 0721.