Calling all building apprentices

Carpentry apprentices are being asked to take part in the Hawke’s Bay East Coast Registered Master Builders Carters 2018 Apprentice of the Year competition.

With the carpentry workforce expected to grow by more than 17,000 workers by 2020 (21 percent), there has never been a better time to build a career in the trades, says Registered Master Builders chief executive David Kelly.

“Apprentice of the Year is the leading apprentice competition for the building and construction sector. Taking part in the competition is a fantastic way for apprentices to establish their careers.”

“Apprenticeships provide fantastic career opportunities — not only do you earn as you learn, but you are also part of an industry with strong job prospects and opportunities for growth.

“The Apprentice of the Year competition helps young apprentices as they begin their careers and recognises employers who invest in young talent.

Entries are open for all eligible carpentry apprentices. They can be in the running to win a share of more than $100,000 in prizes, as well as the sought-after title of 2018 Apprentice of the Year.

This year, Registered Master Builders have introduced a practical challenge at the regional competition, with apprentices also judged on their initial entry submission.

The top 10 in each region will progress to an interview with the judging panel and an onsite visit where contestants will discuss their project.

Regional winners will go on to compete at the Apprentice of the Year national competition in Auckland in November.

Carpentry apprentices are being asked to take part in the Hawke’s Bay East Coast Registered Master Builders Carters 2018 Apprentice of the Year competition.

With the carpentry workforce expected to grow by more than 17,000 workers by 2020 (21 percent), there has never been a better time to build a career in the trades, says Registered Master Builders chief executive David Kelly.

“Apprentice of the Year is the leading apprentice competition for the building and construction sector. Taking part in the competition is a fantastic way for apprentices to establish their careers.”

“Apprenticeships provide fantastic career opportunities — not only do you earn as you learn, but you are also part of an industry with strong job prospects and opportunities for growth.

“The Apprentice of the Year competition helps young apprentices as they begin their careers and recognises employers who invest in young talent.

Entries are open for all eligible carpentry apprentices. They can be in the running to win a share of more than $100,000 in prizes, as well as the sought-after title of 2018 Apprentice of the Year.

This year, Registered Master Builders have introduced a practical challenge at the regional competition, with apprentices also judged on their initial entry submission.

The top 10 in each region will progress to an interview with the judging panel and an onsite visit where contestants will discuss their project.

Regional winners will go on to compete at the Apprentice of the Year national competition in Auckland in November.

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