Rheem Apprentice Plumber Grants 2024 – Apply Now!
Rheem Australia is encouraging Australian apprentice plumbers and gas fitters from all corners of the country to apply for a share in $60,000, available through its 2024 Rheem Apprentice Plumber Grants program.
This year Rheem has increased the number of grants on offer from 10 to 20, to support even more up-and-coming apprentice plumbers in the progression of their studies and help launch their plumbing careers.
Recipients will receive $2,000 to assist with their TAFE/RTO fees and textbooks, and $1,000 to help build their essential trade toolbox. With many apprentices aspiring to run their own businesses, the award also opens doors to complete an optional fourth year of study to earn their tradesman’s licence.
“The Rheem Apprentice Plumber Grants program was established to reinforce Rheem’s commitment to the next generation of Australian plumbers, beyond products and innovation,” says Chris Taylor, Managing Director of ANZ, at Rheem Australia.
“Since 2012, we have proudly awarded more than $360,000 to apprentice plumbers around the country. This year, to further support the education and training of Australia’s plumbing community, we have doubled our contribution,” says Taylor.
One of last year’s grant recipients from Queensland, Brandon Pershouse, aspires to be the best plumber/gas fitter in the Rockhampton region.
“My vision is to become one of the best plumbers and to challenge myself to strive for plumbing perfection. I know this can be achieved if I keep up my hard work.”
“The Rheem Apprentice Plumber Grant allowed me to pursue my apprenticeship, making it easier for me to focus on learning and growing in the field. I was able to purchase some smaller technical tools which has allowed me to be more independent on the job site,” says Brandon.
Following a record number of applicants last year, Mr Taylor believes the expansion of the program will help support those apprentices eager to make their mark in the industry.
“The plumbing community has supported Rheem for more than 80 years, which has been a huge driver of our success. To show our appreciation we will have more grants on offer in 2024 and I encourage all to apply for a Rheem Apprentice Plumber Grants. Apprentices have nothing to lose and everything to gain by applying,” concludes Taylor.
A panel of independent industry experts and a Rheem adjudicator will judge the 2024 Rheem Apprentice Plumber Grants.
Applications for the 2024 Rheem Apprentice Plumber Grants program are now open and will close at 11:59 pm on Sunday 28 April 2024. Successful grant recipients will be announced in June 2024.
Applicants must submit the completed form via the website at: www.rheem.com.au/apprentice.