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Jack’s Diary

At work, I was paired with a partner called Mark for the jobs so we could work together. He lived just over the bridge in Sweden so it was a pleasure to go to his house for dinner one night. Most people spoke really good English, so the language barrier wasn’t much of an issue.

What tips and tricks did you learn that you are going to put into practice back home in Australia? With my Journeyman’s exam coming up next month, I am going to try and put the bending techniques I learned into practice when I am doing spouting work. I think it will be a lot more effective than silicone joining because you won’t have gaps. In my opinion, the Danish way looked much neater and I was really fascinated by it.

What advice would you give for those thinking of applying for the internship next year? I wouldn’t hesitate for a second. Make sure you talk to your Field Officers about making an application. Apply for as many awards and take on as many CV enhancing skills as you can. Be open to anything. It’s a life changing experience that you should jump into with no doubts.

Monday came around an bloke named Mark. A roo d I was paired up with a about roofing, which I fou fer all his life, he knew a lot be told, it’s not my area ofnd highly beneficial. Truth specialization and I was looking forward to learning it. The job we had to do wa about how the Danes did seeing it. Before we left, wes hard to explain without metal cut outs with bends prefabbed a heap of sheet cut out. Once we had finishand folds to suit the onsite hour or so, we left for the ed that, which took an showed me what was inv job. Once we got there, he what he wanted it to lookolved for the whole job and like. It did not look like a big job process of what needs to until he explained the had to remove all the old be done. Getting started, we ready for the new sheetinflashing and clean it up the old flashing off, includg. A few hours in, we had cement under it. After thaing the chipping of the t, we proceeded to cut int the brickwork, as we needed o Finally we got all that we that chipped away. proceed measuring out forneeded and then could laid on top. Using the old the ply that would soon be cut the ply boards to suit, flashing as a template, we screwed them down. Thensat them on top, and Mark had offered to have it was time to head home. family and I was more thadinner at his house with his n wife and two boys was rea happy to. Meeting his lly nice, as was the dinne r she made us after a hard day on the tools.

Would your Master Plumbers Member company be interested in hosting a Danish apprentice? Master Plumbers are seeking expressions of interest from Member companies who are interested in hosting Danish apprentice interns in 2018. Members Cooke & Dowsett have been reaping the benefits of reciprocal skills exchange for many years now. If you are interested in hosting an apprentice, or sending an apprentice overseas, please email membership@plumber.com.au – not only could your workforce benefit from the culture and skills exchange, but there could also be the opportunity to send one of your apprentices over too. Email us to find out more!

Are you a Plumbing Apprenticeships Victoria intern who is interested in applying for an internship in Copenhagen next year? Let your Field Officers know that you are interested – there will be more details to come in 2018!

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Australian Magazine December 2017  

For over 25 years, Australian Plumbing has been the industry’s leading publication, delivering independent coverage of news and events.

Australian Magazine December 2017  

For over 25 years, Australian Plumbing has been the industry’s leading publication, delivering independent coverage of news and events.