A gradual gender shift in plumbing is happening thanks to the Women in Plumbing initiative and to many individual plumbers and plumbing businesses who have taken intentional action over the years....
ODM Plumbing’s third-year plumbing apprentice, Will Moxey, took out the Casey Apprenticeship/ Trainee of the Year Award in October. Will was among hundreds of nominees within the Casey electorate and one of 10 finalists – all representing different trades and backgrounds.
Will’s nomination described the young plumber as a “quality team member who has continued to show a solid work ethic throughout his apprenticeship. Will has not taken an unplanned day off since he began in 2017. Not bad for someone in their early 20’s.”
Above: Will Moxley accepting his award from Tony Smith MP with ODM Managing Director Owen Morcombe
The nomination also highlighted Will’s willingness to learn, and his respectful and professional attitude.
After the award Will told API: “It was a big honour to win. I felt very proud and grateful to ODM for the nomination. It has definitely spurred me on to be the best that I can.
“The best part of my apprenticeship has been working with a team of great blokes,” Will said.
“They’ve really helped me learn the trade and develop my plumbing skills. When I first started, I was bit unsure of what was expected of me, but everyone was really patient and gave me the confidence to do my best.”
ODM Managing Director Owen Morcombe said: “I have seen Will develop from a shy, thoughtful, young kid to a confident and self-assured employee. Will is an example of when apprentices are encouraged and supported in the right way they can bring bountiful benefits to the workplace and their community.”