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Melbourne, Australia
August 2018

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Josh is in his final year of his plumbing apprenticeship and has recently relocated to Melbourne to work at Platform Plumbing. He loves his trade and learning from the best, but starting fresh in a new city on an apprentice’s wage has been a bit of a challenge. Josh is thrilled to be the recipient of a $2,000 Reece Next Gen Grant, which will go towards funding TAFE fees, tools, uniforms and safety equipment. Josh feels the weight of responsibility a plumber has towards a community. He’s proud of his work and excited to be part of the future generation of plumbers that makes sure Australia remains a clean and healthy place to live, and hopes to eventually become his own boss.

The responsibility in my hands is why I take my work so seriously; there’s a reason why this is such a heavily regulated and licensed trade. If we don’t do a job right, so many things come to a standstill.

Joshua Gorman

Josh is a 23-year-old fourth-year apprentice who recently moved to Melbourne from Mandura, Western Australia. He’s enjoying his new life and says the move east has been the best decision he’s ever made. Josh spends his free time playing cricket with his mates at the Elsternwick Cricket Club and umpiring amateur football in the VAFA league.

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