Completed at least two years of your National Certificate in Carpentry on-site by Tuesday 6 June (or have finished your apprenticeship no more than eight months before applications close i.e. not before 6 October 2016).
Note that you do not need to be working for a Registered Master Builder to enter. The competition is open to any carpentry apprentice, regardless of their training provider i.e. you don't have to be a BCITO apprentice.
Entries for 2017 have closed and judging will take place to determine the top 10 in the country.
These 10 will go on to represent their regions at the national final in Auckland on November 2 and 3rd.
Entries for 2018 will open in April.
Check out some tips to help you on your way
Entry to the Apprentice of the Year is made up of the following things:
And that's it, you can kick back and relax until entries close. Consult our tips for apprentices to ready yourself in case you make the cut: After entries close we'll be in touch to arrange the next stage of the competition, which - if you make the cut, is an interview on site with our judges.
If you'd like to see some winning examples, click on the links below.
Callum Bryson- RMB CARTERS 2016 Apprentice of the Year National Winner
Ryan Tesselar - RMB CARTERS 2016 Apprentice of the Year Waikato Region Winner
From here the judging process begins, and is made up of the following stages.
It all starts here - points are allocated for the quality of your initial entry, so take your time with it.
From all the entries the top apprentices in each region to a maximum of ten will be shortlisted to be interviewed by the judging panel. The judging panel is made up of a regional representative from each of three of the competition parties; Registered Master Builders, BCITO and CARTERS.
The entrants selected to be interviewed will then be visited onsite by the judging panel to discuss the project and their personal contribution to it.
It is to your advantage to link your site visit to your submission - complete builds are fine. Also note your tool kit will be assessed at the site visits and contribute towards your points.
Regional winners and placegetters are announced at award events in your region during August and September.
The 10 regional winners then compete for the National Registered Master Builders CARTERS Apprentice of the Year title. National judging takes place over two days in 2-3 November and includes a 45-minute interview with the national judging panel and a practical skills test, open to the public on the 3rd.
Registered Master Builders
Contact us: 0800 762 328