The best of the best will pit their skills against each other in a battle to see who the best all-rounder in the country will be.
The final challenge will be held at The Cloud in Auckland on Friday 17th October. Once again this event will be open to the public to attend to see the action as it unfolds.
The biggest benefit for the apprentices in the final is that it’s a chance for them to test themselves against each other, to get a bit of a feel for how they compare and see how they respond under pressure. It’s not just about the first past the post to finish the build - judges will be looking for leadership ability, someone who can represent themselves and their employer well, practical skills and someone who is generally a great all-rounder. Safety, accuracy and being able to do things within a commercial timeframe will also all be taken into account.
Registered Master Builders acting chief executive (2014), Brendon Ward said it was gratifying to see a strong group of contenders putting themselves forward to be judged against their peers at this year’s regional competitions.
“Apprentices who are willing to stand up and strive to be the best they can be demonstrate the excellent talent coming through our building and construction industry. The builders who take on those apprentices should also be praised for their contribution to the growth and succession of the sector.”
If you’re in the area come on down to The Cloud on Friday 17th October from 8 am -1 pm to see the top apprentices in the country live in action or you can view updates throughout the day online on www.facebook.com/apprenticeoftheyear
Carpentry apprentices from across New Zealand are being called to show their skills and compete in the Registered Master Builders CARTERS 2017 Apprentice of the Year.
Kicking off on 10 April in Auckland, the Not Your Average Tradie Road Trip will see a group of talented BCITO apprentices spending four weeks visiting different regions, helping out community organisations, charities and schools with building woes.