Rheem Apprentice Plumber Grants

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Rheem Apprentice Plumber Grants 2018


$30,000 worth of grants are on offer!



  • 10 x $3,000 grants including $2,000 to go towards TAFE/RTO fees and text books, and a $1,000 tool voucher.

The grants are available to apprentice plumbers across Australia – both current and those just starting their courses in the new year*. Applicants can nominate themselves or their bosses can nominate them.

Key dates:


  • Monday March 19, 2018: applications close

For more information, email rheemgrants@llewcom.com.au

@rheemapprenticeplumbers

*Eligibility criteria apply. Previous Grants recipients from previous years are not eligible to enter.

FAQ's


Why does Rheem run the Rheem Apprentice Plumber Grants program?
To thank the Australian plumbing industry for its ongoing support, to invest in its skills future and provide training support, and to help ease financial pressure on apprentice plumbers who’ve been struggling financially.

When do entries open and close?
Applications for the 2018 Rheem Apprentice Plumber Grants open on Monday January 29, 2018 and close on Monday March 19, 2018, with recipients announced on Friday April 27, 2018.

How do I apply?
The application form can be downloaded here.
You can fill in the form online and use digital signatures (for yourself, employer and teacher/assessor); or complete most of the form online and then print it out for your employer and teacher/assessor to sign; or you can download the form, save it as a pdf, print it out and complete it manually.

Please ensure all sections are fully completed and send your application form to Rheem Apprentice Plumber Grants by Monday March 19, 2018 via:
Post: PO Box 756, Narrabeen NSW 2101
Email: rheemgrants@llewcom.com.au
Fax: (02) 9970 6422

How do I know if I am eligible to apply for a grant?
If you applied in previous years but didn’t receive a grant, you are welcome to apply again in 2018. However, apprentices who received a Rheem Apprentice Plumber Grant in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 or 2017 are not eligible to apply for a 2018 grant.

Who needs to nominate me?
Apprentices can nominate themselves or their employer can nominate on their behalf.

I entered previously. Can I enter again?
If you applied in previous years but didn’t receive a grant, you are welcome to apply again in 2017. However, apprentices who received a Rheem Apprentice Plumber Grant in 2012, 2013, 2014 or 2015 are not eligible to apply for a 2017 grant.

I live very far away from my TAFE facility and won’t be seeing my trainer / assessor before entries close, therefore won’t be able to secure a signature from my TAFE teacher. Can I still enter?
It is a requirement that your teacher/assessor signs the education section of the submission form. There is the option of completing the form online and getting a digital signature from your teacher/assessor. However, if that’s not possible and if you are having genuine difficulties, please detail why and include the contact details of your teacher/assessor so that a Rheem representative can contact them and verify certain details.

If I am employed by a Group Training Organisation but am doing my practical work experience with a host employer, who should complete the employment section?
This section can be completed and signed by either your trainer/assessor at the Group Training Organisation, or your host employer.

Do I need to be in a certain age group to apply for a grant?
The Rheem Apprentice Plumber Grants are open to apprentice plumbers and gasfitters of any age, whether young or mature age. We have had school-based apprentices right through to an apprentice aged 64!

Are there restrictions on what the grant money can be used for?
In 2018 there will be 10 grants valued at more than $3,000 each. Each grant will comprise $2,000 to go towards TAFE/RTO fees and text books, a $1,000 voucher to go towards tools, in addition to a tote tool bag.

What do the judges look for?
Judges for the 2018 Rheem Apprentice Plumber Grants will be looking for applicants who require financial help, who may have done or are planning to help in the community, or who have shown initiative in their work or outside of work. Each application is assessed on its merits.

When will the winners be announced and how will they be notified?
Recipients of the 2018 Rheem Apprentice Plumber Grants will be announced on Friday April 27, 2018. The winners’ names will be placed on the Rheem website – www.rheem.com.au/apprentice – and you will be contacted by a Rheem representative.

Who will be judging the Rheem Apprentice Plumber Grants?
A panel of independent industry experts and a Rheem adjudicator will judge the 2018 Rheem Apprentice Plumber Grants.

Where can I get further information?
Email us at rheemgrants@llewcom.com.auand a Rheem representative will contact you.