PUMPED Apprentice plumber Brielle Lentfer has a look down a pipe at her work.
PUMPED Apprentice plumber Brielle Lentfer has a look down a pipe at her work. Adam Hourigan

Brielle gets grant to pursue plumbing career.

South Grafton resident Brielle Lentfer is one of just 25 apprentice plumbers from around Australia to receive a $1000 2015 Rheem Apprentice Plumber Grant. The 19 year old knows she has chosen the hard path when a retail job would pay more and be less physically demanding on someone with a petite frame, but Brielle is passionate about plumbing and realizes it is worth putting in the hard yards now.

The grants are awarded to apprentice plumbers most in need of financial assistance and are designed to help them pursue their plumbing career. Each apprentice is awarded $1000 to spend as they need - e.g. on tools, travel to/from TAFE or work, to pay bills or education expenses.

"I enjoy plumbing because I love how diverse it is. I am never stuck in one place and I'm generally outside which I enjoy. Plumbing gives you the chance to learn so many skills and to really push yourself. You also get to meet so many new people which I enjoy as well," says the first year apprentice.

Click here to read our profile on Brielle's chosen career.



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