Rebecca Senyard is Brisbane’s Award winning female plumber! She started her apprenticeship in 2006 and received her provisional plumbing and drainage license early 2011. Rebecca received the Dux Qld Plumbing Apprentice of the year award in 2008 and in 2009 was named the Dux Australian Plumbing Apprentice of the year. She also received the “Judges Outstanding Achievement Award” in 2009 at the Construction Skills Queensland Training Excellence Awards.
Rebecca currently works part-time with her family business Jacol Plumbing which has been servicing clients for over 15 years and is run by her father Col Jones.
Rebecca and Col mainly work together in plumbing maintenance to service the domestic and commercial niche.
Rebecca has been married for over 8 years to the love of her life Jacob. They have a nearly 3 year old daughter named Esther and a 3 month old daughter named Magdalene. Rebecca also runs another business called Styled by Bec. You can check out her blog about fashion here.
Plumbing and fashion are on opposite scales of the career sphere but Rebecca believes in pursuing your dreams and giving anything a go. She lives by the motto, ‘Plumber by day, Stylist by night!’
The Plumbette is Rebecca’s blog on all things plumbing, including experiences working in a ‘man’s world’. It’s Plumbing worth blogging about! This blog is written for men and women who haven’t a clue about plumbing and want to know more, for plumbers and apprentices who can relate to Rebecca’s experiences and for girls who wish to embark on a career as a plumber or a male-dominant job. It’s really for anyone who wants to read it and be inspired or thankful that they don’t get to deal with what plumbers deal with everyday!
This blog is NOT a tool to do your own plumbing handiwork. All plumbing should be carried out by a licensed Plumber. If you require the services of a plumber in your local area in QLD please head to the Master Plumbers Association of QLD’s website and enter your postcode. For all other areas in Australia, enquire at your local Reece or Tradelink store for a reputable plumber and make sure they have a GOLD Card BSA license.