Entries open for 2022 Concrete Apprentice of the Year

ConcreteNZ media release 20 June 2022

Entries are now open for the 2022 Concrete Industry Apprentice of the Year award.

The Award is an opportunity for those enrolled in, or who have recently completed, a BCITO concrete qualification.

Entrants will be in to win a share of around $10,000 in prizes, as well as the sought-after title of 2022 Concrete Industry Apprentice of the Year.

Concrete New Zealand (NZ) Chief Executive Rob Gaimster believes that the award has gone from strength-to-strength since it was launched in 2017.

“The original objectives for the award still apply - recognising exemplary young people in trade training and promoting a career in the concrete industry,” says Rob.

“The post COVID-19 construction environment is faced with a raft of challenges that will require input from exceptional individuals.

“The Concrete Industry Apprentice of the Year award is a great way to identify and encourage individuals who are at an early stage of their career in the concrete industry.

“Their self-belief can then be fostered by recognising their commitment and offering an opportunity to interact with other concrete industry apprentices as well as senior professionals,” adds Rob.

The award is open to all those enrolled in, or who have recently completed, one of the following BCITO concrete qualifications:

National Certificate

  • Precast Concrete (Level 3)
  • Concrete Production (Level 3)
  • Product Manufacture: Pipe (Level 3)
  • Product Manufacture: Masonry Product (Level 3)
  • Construction: Sawing & Drilling (Level 3)
  • Construction: Placing & Finishing (Level 3)
  • Concrete Construction (Level 4)

New Zealand Certificate

  • Concrete Construction Skills (Level 3)
  • Concrete Construction: Commercial and Civil Infrastructure (Level 4)
  • Concrete Specialist (Level 4)
  • Concrete Production (Level 4)

“The Concrete Industry Apprentice of the Year award is founded on the ideal that hard mahi is the path to achievement, that apprentices committed to a future in the concrete industry are an investment worth supporting, and that the concrete industry provides outstanding prospects for those considering construction as a career,” concludes Rob.

Enter now

Concrete apprentices, their employers and assessors must all complete an entry form.

Entries close Friday 12 August 2022.

The Concrete Industry Apprentice of the Year Award is made possible thanks to principal sponsors - Concrete NZ and the BCITO - and will be presented at the Concrete NZ conference formal dinner on 14 October 2022 in Rotorua.


For more information contact Adam Leach, Information & Communications Manager, Concrete NZ, ph 027 535 5144.

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