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Supporting fresh talent

This is the 16th year we’ve been the principal sponsor of the Registered Master Builders’ Apprentice of the Year competition. This event is all about celebrating up-and-comers and recognising great employers –both critical elements to a bright and successful future for our industry.

Thinking of entering the 2020 competition? Entries are open now!

Currently Master Builders CARTERS Apprentice of the Year 2020 is proceeding as usual, with entries open from 1 April until 29 April. Entering requires a written entry – there are no interviews or face to face contact needed to enter. 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.

If you have any questions please email these to aoy@masterbuilder.org.nz

For more information on the competition and what this means, check out the Registered Master Builders website here.

Competition process – here’s how it will work

Highlights from the AOY 2019 Competition

Apprentice of the Year 2019_National
Apprentice of the Year 2019_Regional

Congratulations to our National Finalists and 2019 Winners

Mark Smith / Central South Island / Premium Homes  
Ryan Duffy / Southern / W Hamilton Building Ltd 
Liam Crivello / Lower North Island / Matthew Palmer Construction
Cameron Diack / Bay of Plenty Central Plateau / Jones Builders
Todd Sutton / Central North Island / Richard’s Construction
Jesse Compton / Hawkes Bay East Coast / Hislop Construction

1st Place - Morgan Wills / Waikato / Stewart Hanna Ltd 
2nd Place - Jay Pope / Nelson / Mudgway Construction  
3rd Place - Jason Helsby / Auckland / Catalyst Construction Ltd 

Images from Regional and National Awards
Courtesy of Registered Master Builders Association