The Registered Master Builders Apprentice of the Year, in Partnership with CARTERS, is the leading apprentice competition for the building and construction sector. The competition recognises excellence among carpentry apprentices and raises awareness of career opportunities in the building and construction industry.
It also celebrates you, as employers, for investing in apprentices and giving back to the industry. It showcases the benefits to your business of mentoring the sector’s future leaders.
Registered Master Builders have listened to your feedback, and in 2018 we have introduced an award for employers who have had an apprentice win three regional titles, and a practical component at the regional competitions.
“Apprentice of the Year is a great opportunity for not only apprentices but for the businesses that they work for. Apprentices are representative of the company and what they stand for, and we encourage other employers to get their apprentices involved.” – Johnny Calley, employer of 2017 Apprentice of the Year finalist Matt Abbott
Apprentice of the Year is a great opportunity to recognise the industry’s most talented apprentices and celebrate you, their employers, who are supporting and growing New Zealand’s construction industry.
The benefits of entering your apprentice into the competition include:
• An award for employers who have had an apprentice win three regional titles
• Business exposure through RMBA’s marketing and communications
• Recognition with current leaders in the industry for supporting and encouraging the sector’s future leaders
• Regarded as a great employer and leader in your industry
If your apprentice wins their region you would receive a free ticket to the national awards in Auckland and one nights accomodation inc breakfast.
Hear from the employers of 3 Apprentice of the Year regional winners in 2018 about what they feel the benefits of the competition were to them, their business and their apprentice.
If your apprentice wins the national final you would receive an employer award of an Apple iPad care of Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and a $300 travel voucher care of House of Travel Lakers.
“It’s great for me as an employer to have an apprentice in the competition. There is a huge amount of publicity around the competition which is great for our company’s recognition.” – Neil Hunt, employer of 2017 Apprentice of the Year finalist Olivia Ward.
Rob Pedersen – McMillan and Lockwood. Employer of 2016 Apprentice of the Year Callum Bryson.
Rob says that when he has a team member like Callum whose potential is evident, he has no qualms about providing the opportunity to step up.
Rob said the project Callum submitted for Apprentice of the Year was a particularly challenging one. The work was highly complex and the site was 100km from the support of home base.
Cameron Isles – Isles Construction. Employer of 2017 Apprentice of the Year finalist Atigiapa "Tingi" Meyrick.
"We have had an apprentice in Apprentice of the Year for the last nine years, so we have a long history of entering apprentices. Our company gets a lot of recognition locally and our clients are always impressed with the quality of work from them".
Johnny Calley, employer of 2017 Apprentice of the Year finalist Matt Abbott
"The time that apprentices need to take off work is very limited – there is not much of a challenge in allowing them the time off the enter the competition. A lot of the competition is based around what they do on their current work sites."
Registered Master Builders is closely monitoring the Government updates regarding COVID-19.
Currently Master Builders CARTERS Apprentice of the Year 2020 is proceeding as usual. The first event, the regional practical which does require people to come together, is scheduled for 20 June.
Please note that if you do enter this year and the competition changes due to COVID-19, your entry will automatically carry over to the 2021 competition (even if you no longer meet the entry criteria in 2021).
The health and safety of our entrants, judges, sponsors, staff and the community will always be the top priority and this will be behind every decision we make.
CARTERS GIFT PACK
Want some motivation to enter the competition?
All completed entries will get a CARTERS $100 Gift Pack!
What are you waiting for? Enter today!
Important Dates 2020
Entries open 1 April - 29 April 2020
Heads up meetings. Get details of the info sessions around NZ where you can find out more about the competition
Regional Practical Saturday 20 June
July and August – Regional Judging and Interviews
August and September – Regional Awards Events (see dates below)
National Judging and Awards will be held in Auckland, in November 2020. This two day event comprises of interviews and the practical building challenge followed by the National Awards Gala dinner (Ticket only).
Regional Awards Events 2020
(These dates/venues are subject to change based on entry numbers, please check closer to the time for confirmation).
Auckland/Northern: Maritime Museum - Thursday 3 September
Waikato: Southwell School - Friday 21 August
Bay of Plenty Central Plateau: Club Mount - Friday 14 August
Central North Island: TBC - Friday 4 September
Hawke's Bay East Coast: TBC - Friday 14 August
Lower North Island: Boulcott's Farm Heritage Golf Club - Friday 21 August
Upper South Island: Giesen Centre, Renwick - Friday 18 September
Central South Island: Hagley Oval - Thursday 20 August
Southern: Motorcycle Mecca - Friday 4 September
For more information contact:
Registered Master Builders
Contact us: 0800 762 328