The Registered Master Builders Apprentice of the Year, in association with Carters, aims to recognise excellence among carpentry apprentices and raise awareness of career opportunities in the building and construction industry. It’s a competition that tests several aspects of a well-rounded apprentice, not just their skills on the tools.
Ten regional award ceremonies have been held around the country during August and September. The competition will culminate in a national final being held in Auckland at The Cloud on 8 - 9 October.
At the national final, regional winners will be interviewed by a panel of three judges and will be put through their paces with a practical skills competition.
The National Winner of RMB Carters’ Apprentice of the Year will receive an amazing array of prizes including:
- The use of a brand new Ford Ranger Utility for one year, proudly provided by Carters.
- Carters Business Tools Grant – a $5,000 grant towards furthering your career, e.g. courses, laptop, or travel to industry conferences or expos.
- High quality trade products and tools from one or more of the following: Stanley, Irwin, Snell Packaging and Safety and Hitachi.
- An Apple iPad loaded with industry documents
- The winner’s employer will receive a Carters employer award of an Apple iPad.
Second and third placegetters will win an Apple iPad loaded with industry documents and high quality trade products and tools from one or more of the following: Stanley, Irwin, Snell Packaging and Safety and Hitachi.
BCITO congratulates all regional winners and looks forward to celebrating the achievements of the National Winner.
If you’re based in Auckland, feel free to call into The Cloud on 9 October to cheer the guys on.
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.