“Honest And Hardworking” Wellington Apprentice Wins Plumbing World Scholarship

Wellington trainee Vincent (Vinny) Roth won a World Plumbing Scholarship at the 2021 National New Zealand Plumbing Awards held in Blenheim on Friday March 26th.

Vinny is in the final year of his Masterlink training as a plumbing and gas installer. He originally joined EG Glennie & Co as a casual worker, but his hard work and reliability led them to offer him an apprenticeship.

Founded in 1928, Glennies provides a wide range of services including plumbing, gas installation, drainage, roofing and solar water heating for residential and commercial properties in the Wellington area.

The company strives to train the next generation of skilled craftsmen with a revolving door policy that hires a new apprentice as soon as each of its existing apprentices qualifies.

The company’s chief executive Mike Gooch said Vinny always approaches problems with a positive attitude and has gained tremendously in confidence over the past 12 months.

“Vinny is a popular, respected and important part of our business. He is reliable, honest and hardworking. He is always ready to lend a hand to his teammates – and that attribute alone is paramount to our team here Glennies.”

Vinny speaks confidently to other craftsmen and explains things well to the younger trainees. He has worked very hard on his craft and is just starting to take advantage of his consistent and careful approach to his career. He continues to develop his broad knowledge base and welcomes challenging tasks.

Vinny went to a residential address to clear a clogged rainwater drain and found that it was filled with roots. After a long struggle over several days, his persistence paid off and he managed to pull out a seven meter long root, saving the client an expensive dig.

Vinny, 29, will be taking his trade exams later this year and Mike Gooch is confident that he will continue to grow and improve as a skilled craftsman.

Plumbing World Scholarships are awarded to Masterlink trainees who have demonstrated hard work and a passion for the industry in their studies.

Vincent wins a trophy, certificate, and $ 1000 to spend at his local Plumbing World office.

About the New Zealand Plumbing Awards

The New Zealand Plumbing Awards recognize the industry’s many positive successes and success stories and are presented at a gala dinner on the final evening of the annual New Zealand Plumbing Conference. Organized by Master Plumbers, the national conference has been held for over 100 years and is the premier event in the plumbing, gas installation and drainage industries. Participants come from all over the country.

About master plumbers

Master Plumbers, Gas Installers and Drainers NZ Inc (Master Plumbers) is the national membership organization for plumbing, gas installation and drainage companies with 18 regional associations and offices across New Zealand. Companies go through a quality assurance program to become members. Members receive a wide range of resources and training opportunities to keep them up-to-date with the latest technology, products, and compliance requirements. Master Plumbers stands up on behalf of its members and the plumbing industry. The association organizes the annual New Zealand Plumbing Conference, culminating in the prestigious New Zealand Plumbing Awards, which recognize outstanding achievements in the industry.

Via Masterlink

Masterlink, a group training program by Master Plumbers, offers managed, supervised apprenticeships in plumbing, drainage and gas installations across New Zealand. Regional managers support the apprentices and the companies they take on during their training.

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