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Bunbury tradie’s $3000 grant

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times
Apprentice plumber Kim Narkle impressed judges.
Camera IconApprentice plumber Kim Narkle impressed judges. Credit: Supplied

A Bunbury tradie has beaten more than 100 other apprentice plumbers from around the country to a $3000 grant to perfect his trade.

Apprentice plumber Kim Narkle impressed judges with his ambassador abilities and initiative to win the Rheem Apprentice Plumber Grant from Rheem Australia.

The 35-year-old first-year apprentice spent the past 2 1/2 years mentoring youths at Bunbury’s skills and job centre before taking up a plumbing trade.

“I knew it would be tough starting as an apprentice in a new trade, but I love being on the tools and I needed new opportunities,” Mr Narkle said.

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