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Supporting fresh talent

This is the 17th 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.

Thomas O'Brien has come out on top as our RMB Apprentice of the Year

In the decider challenge, nine Apprentices from across the country had to build a mud kitchen to a high standard.  This included a water play wall comprised of various spouting elements supplied by Marley. The mud kitchens have donated to early learning centres around Auckland.

Check out some of the competition shots below:

Thinking of applying in 2021? Entries will be open from 1 April 2021.

​​​Competition process - here's how it will work.  Find out more at www.apprenticeoftheyear.co.nz.  ​​​​​​​

Congratulations to our Regional Winners

Lower North Island / Karl Douglas / Makers Fabrication
Central South Island / Corrigan Harnett / Keane Building
Upper South Island / Mark Lovelock / Timbercraft Construction
Northern / Thomas O’Brien / Beacon Construction
Southern / Chris O’Connell / Hammond and Campbell Builders
Waikato / Byron Raubenheimer / GD Pringle
Central North & East Coast / Ben Roberts / Mike Campbell Construction
Auckland / Ken Rowe / Neil Mckendrick Builders
Bay of Plenty Central Plateau / Matthew Van Bohemen / Beck Building

Highlights from the AOY 2020 Competition

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Video courtesy of Registered Master Builder Association.

CARTERS are proud to partner with the following suppliers for AOY: