Leading manufacturer of water heaters, Rheem Australia is celebrating its 75th year anniversary by launching the Rheem Apprentice Plumber Grants designed to provide apprentice plumbers in need with additional financial assistance.
The Rheem Apprentice Plumber Grants program will offer 75 apprentice plumbers with $1000 grants.
Matt Sexton, CEO Rheem Australia explains that the grants will meet the financial needs of apprentices who are just starting out in the plumbing industry so that they can complete their training. He points out that young people entering the plumbing profession at apprentice level are the future of the industry.
The Rheem grant comes without any restriction and successful recipients can decide how and when to use it including on tools, education, bills or fuel to get to and from work.
Applications for the Rheem Apprentice Plumber Grants are currently open and will close on 15 August 2012, with the recipients announced on 28 September 2012. Apprentices can nominate themselves or be nominated by their employers. As part of the process, TAFE and Registered Training Organisation teachers will be contacted as a reference check.
The recipients of the Rheem Apprentice Plumber Grants will be selected by a panel of independent industry experts.

Rheem’s national product training manager, Tony Djodan who will be facilitating the selection process explains that each application will be assessed on its own merit with the recipients to be announced in late September.