Cambridge plumber Henry Rombouts graduated at the Apprenticeship Training Trust’s celebration ceremony held online last Friday – and collected an award.
The ATT event replaced the planned in-person graduation event at Sky City Auckland.
Henry works for Laser Plumbing Cambridge and qualified in plumbing and gasfitting.
He was also presented with a Plumbing World Award for Excellence, receiving $500 and a certificate.
Henry has finished four years of training on-the-job, completing theory training at Wintec.
Daniel Jones, managing director of Laser Plumbing Cambridge, said Henry has been a great apprentice and he deserved his award.
“We are proud to have him on our team and see the skills he has developed, he’s really grown into the role and as a person and it’s been good to see how a solid trade such as plumbing really brings out the best in him.”
Laser Plumbing also won the Skills Organisation Award for Outstanding Host.
A total of 91 apprentices graduated at the ceremony.
The Apprenticeship Training Trust is an independent national charitable trust which provides pathways into careers in electrical, plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying. It has over 300 apprentices working from four locations – Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch.
“We have all experienced major disruptions this year which has increased the need for skilled plumbers, gasfitters and drainlayers and it is wonderful to see such a strong cohort of tradies entering our much-needed workforce,” Apprenticeship Training Trust chief executive Nicola Dashper said.