Below are some testimonials from small to medium businesses who currently use our services.

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National 1 Plumbing & Maintenance Services Pty Ltd

We have acted as a Host Employer for several TAPS apprentices and have not been disappointed with the quality, work ethic and enthusiasm of any of the apprentices placed with us. 

We have been fortunate to have Shaun as our TAPS Field Consultant since coming on board.  He and indeed all the staff we’ve dealt with at TAPS are extremely efficient and knowledgeable, their support to both the apprentice and the employer is invaluable.  Having TAPS handle the administration and training requirements is an added bonus!

For a medium sized company such as ourselves, the personal relationship with our Consultant is paramount and Shaun is always friendly, flexible and supportive. As our company continues to grow, we feel confident that Shaun and TAPS will guide and assist both us and our apprentices when necessary  with a professionalism second to none.

We have been impressed with the quality of apprentices that TAPS have already provided and look forward to many more years working with TAPS to contribute to the future of the Plumbing Industry. 

Rikki & Michael Parkinson – National 1 Plumbing & Maintenance Services Pty Ltd










Nobull Roofing & Cladding

As an ex TAPS apprentice myself, I would only use TAPS for my businesses apprentice needs. TAPS always provide me with a 5 star service. They organise all the paperwork and training needed to ensure my apprentices are ready to learn onsite which saves me so much time and the headache of more paperwork.

Our Field Consultant Shaun is so friendly, accommodating and will always go over and above to help us out with anything we need. The 5 apprentices we have from TAPS are all high quality, hard working guys that continue to impress us daily with their commitment to the team and willingness to learn to be the best at what they do. Without TAPS my business wouldn’t continue to grow and I look forward to continuing to work with them in the future.

Justin Noble – Nobull Roofing & Cladding



Midaco Roofing

TAPS have allowed us to focus on winning and producing top quality work by making the selection, hiring and ongoing support of an apprentice effortless. The team at TAPS save us a lot of time and money by hand-picking high quality young people who recognise the opportunity they are being given and attack the job enthusiastically.

TAPS have provided a huge amount of ongoing support and resources with regards to our Occupational Health and Safety compliance. They have provided information and templates for everything from new staff induction checklists to daily Job-site Safety Audits to Toolbox meeting record sheets. This kind of resource is invaluable to small businesses who often don’t have the time or budget to source these critical items.

Shaun from TAPS has been an incredible asset and resource for Midaco Roofing over the last two years. Not only has he found quality apprentices for us to mentor with but he has also taken charge and managed any issues, made TAFE attendance easy and flexible, and followed up with any paperwork and compliance that has been required of us. All of his hard work frees us up to focus on the job in front of us. I’d never consider using anyone else.

Kieran Van Blyenburgh – Midaco Roofing


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Stoll & Wood Plumbing and Gas

Stollwood Plumbing & Gas Pty Ltd is a business that was born out of exceptional training experiences gained by its two working directors from TAPS.

Alex Stoll and Matthew Wood both did their apprenticeships with TAPS where they were supported by professional and very caring staff focused on excellence in plumbing training, they both gained a very broad understanding of the plumbing industry including aspects of business that has enabled them to start their own business together.

The business has grown over the past three years where Stollwood Plumbing & Gas has established a very strong client base in maintenance with numerous real estate property managers, local businesses, charitable bodies, builders both commercial and domestic together with an extensive and broad private client base.

Stollwood Plumbing & Gas offers 24/7 Emergency plumbing, hot water repairs and replacements, blocked drains, drain repairs and replacements, leaking pipes and taps, toilet replacements, water leak detection, gas leak detection, gas service and repairs, gas appliance installations, Residential & Commercial renovations including coordinating other trades (tiling, electrical , carpentry) and has the ability to offer excavation services with plant they have purchased.

Their strong growth has meant that Stollwood Plumbing & Gas has been able to employ from TAPS a mature apprentice Tom. Both Stollwood Plumbing & Gas and Tom are receiving from the staff at TAPS a very high level of professional and caring support. This is helping build, expand the business and enable Tom to achieve his ultimate qualifications. Stollwood Plumbing & Gas look forward in the future to work closely with TAPS to help other young people achieve their goals.

Alex Stoll & Matthew Wood – Stoll & Wood Plumbing and Gas




We have been using Trainee & Apprentice Placement Service Inc. (TAPS) services consistently since 1997.

Our experience as clients of TAPS has been that they are a highly professional and diligent organisation and have always had a huge emphasise on growing with the industry needs and legislative changes that occur over time.

TAPS representatives always touch base regularly and provide any support or information on any of the industry trends or changes. The TAPS staff are a pleasure to deal with and are very approachable, efficient and reactive to any queries, issues and requests.

Our apprentices have been of good work ethics and eager to learn. TAPS always provides them with the guidelines and support required, whilst liaising with us for input, advice or feedback. We have had some exceptional trainees and most of them after their completion of their traineeship continue on as our employees. We look forward to many more years of a working relationship with TAPS and with no hesitation recommend their services to any other business.

Mike McEntee – MacPlumb Plumbing Services


TAPS Host: Plumbing

“TAPS organise payment of wages, keep records of holidays accrued and payment. This is very appealing to employers when employing Apprentices – knowing the administration side is taken care of.

The liaison between Employer / Apprentice / Field Consultant is great. From our experience, the TAPS Field Consultant’s build a strong relationship with the Apprentice and can act as a mediator for both Employer and Apprentice. The Field Consultant’s provide a great backup.

Some Apprentices may not be suited to a particular plumber’s field of expertise and TAPS may offer the flexibility for that Apprentice to be relocated with another plumber in the industry. This gives Apprentices a wider scope of experience.”

Mark Purdie, JG Purdie & Son Pty Ltd

TAPS Host: Roof Plumbing

Wayne is an Ex-TAPS Apprentice, who now takes on TAPS Apprentices.

“The accounting side of things is all taken care of, as well as the Apprentices TAFE training. There are also benefits for the Apprentices themselves, like additional training and if you fall short of work you can always go back to TAPS to be relocated.”

Wayne Perkins, Impact Cladding Systems Pty Ltd

TAPS Apprentice

“The way I think of TAPS is that they’re a security blanket, if anything happens they will always be there for you. If something happens to my host and he can't take me on anymore I can always go back to TAPS and they will immediately find me work again and my field consultant is really supportive, he’s more of a mate.”

Mark O’Neill. 4th year Apprentice