Three outstanding individuals from the plumbing and gas industry were named 2023 Queensland Plumbing Ambassadors by the Master Plumbers’ Association of Queensland (MPAQ) to help promote plumbing and gas fitting as a career and champion a sustainable future of the industry.
Plumbaround Pty Ltd director Warwick Royal, Plumbrite Solutions office manager Jacinta Marshall and Evermore Plumbing & Gas apprentice Nick Anderson were revealed as the ambassadors during MPAQ’s World Plumbing Day breakfast on 10 March 2023.
The plumbing trade is crucial to the health and safety of many Australian households; and while there is so much room for the industry to grow, there needs to be more skilled tradespeople. The ambassadors hope to be part of the solution and help promote plumbing as a valuable trade and career opportunity for students and career-seekers of all ages across the state.
Some of the key conversations that ambassadors want to spark are: raising awareness about plumbing as a professional career among the youth, engaging businesses to ensure the future of plumbing by training more apprentices, and educating the community about how the growth of the plumbing community can positively impact public health and safety.
The following ambassadors were chosen from an esteemed list of nominations for their passion for the industry and contributions as professionals and individuals.
Warwick Royal is a licensed plumber, drainer and gas fitter. From working retail in plumbing supplies, he went on to complete a mature-age apprenticeship, before eventually starting his own company, Plumbaround.
“I want to get our youth encouraged to join the plumbing industry and talk about Australia being the second most arid country in the world,” he says.
Jacinta Marshall wants to pave the way for women’s empowerment and more diversity in the plumbing and gas industry. As the current office manager at Plumbrite Solutions with more than nine years of experience in the industry, she has helped in the training and development of many apprentices and ensuring compliance with council and industry safety standards.
“Apart from encouraging female participation in the industry, I want to pass along what I have learnt in the past and encourage more people to start their careers in the plumbing industry,” she explains.
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