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Meet the Plumbers: Fairfield City Council

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Meet Lachlan Crowe and James Roulis! They are our plumbing apprentices, hosted to Fairfield City Council.


Lachlan and James are our plumbing apprentices, hosted to Fairfield City Council. Photo credit: My Gateway.

While they are doing the same trade and based at the same host, Lachlan and James are in very different stages of their plumbing careers. Lachlan is in the 1st year of his apprenticeship, which he started only a few months ago. James is in the 4th Year of his apprenticeship, which he will complete early next year.

Lachlan – 1st Year Plumbing Apprentice

What are some of your daily tasks?

Mostly jetting and unblocking drains or toilets. I work at leisure centres, public toilets and fields.

What are some of the skills you have learnt in your apprenticeship?

Mainly how to use the basic hand tools for this job.

What do you enjoy most about your job as a plumber?

I like that I’m not always working indoors.

If you had any advice for someone looking to begin a plumbing apprenticeship, what would it be?

It’s a good job. It’s good because it’s always a different job every day, you’re not just at the same place.

James – 4th Year Plumbing Apprentice

What are some of your daily tasks?

Unblocking sewer drains, fixing stormwater pipes, sewer pipes and water pipes. I do a lot of work out at community centres, childcare centres, leisure centres and parks.

What are some of the skills you have learnt in your apprenticeship?

I know how to use basic hand tools and how to use a jetter.

What do you enjoy most about your job as a plumber?

Everything. Doing maintenance and I am always at a different job site. A new day is a new job and constantly changing.

If you had any advice for someone looking to begin a plumbing apprenticeship, what would it be?

Just do it. It’s good fun and it’s a good way to keep fit.

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