Gold Coast Apprentice Crowned Second Year Apprentice of the Year for Queensland

Pictured - Donna-Marie Sheldon, InSinkErator and Kurt Finch, Grillscorp Pty Ltd

Kurt Finch from Grillscorp Pty Ltd has taken out the InSinkErator Second Year Apprentice of the Year award at the 2018 Plumbing and Gas Industry Awards, held on Friday 20 July night at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane.

Having come from a background in hospitality, Kurt has made quite the career change and is currently in his second year at Gold Coast TAFE.  He is enthusiastic about Civil Plumbing—from tapping into a live water main line to completing road crossings with the pipe work.

Kurt is a strong believer of investing in those who have invested in him and plans to progress with Grillscorp in helping to shape the minds of future apprentices.

Hosted by Master Plumbers’ Association of Queensland (MPAQ) in partnership with Event Sponsor Tradelink, the Plumbing and Gas Industry Awards aim to highlight the hard work and dedication invested into the industry by apprentices, plumbers, gasfitters, hydraulic consultants and other industry individuals.

This year the sell-out awards recognised individuals and companies in 17 categories and hosted VIPs including the Minister for Housing and Public Works, Digital Technology and Sport, the Hon. Mick de Brenni MP, the Shadow Minister for Housing and Public Works, Energy, Innovation and Digital Technology, Michael Hart MP, State Secretary for the Plumbers Union Qld, Gary O’Halloran and Commissioner of the Queensland Building and Construction Commission, Brett Bassett.


For further information:


Lisa Hilton
Events & Communications Manager
Master Plumbers’ Association of Queensland
07 3273 0800
0439 648 164

Ashleigh Stonehewer
Member Services and Communications Coordinator
Master Plumbers’ Association of Queensland
07 3273 0800                             

Editor’s note:           Photographs and interviews are available and can be organised with the winners. Please contact Lisa Hilton or Ashleigh Stonehewer for more information.

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