Entries for Apprentice of the Year 2024 Are Open!

7 March 2024

Entries are now open for New Zealand’s leading carpentry apprentice competition! 
Your apprentice could take out the regional, and maybe even the national title and drive away in their brand new ute, proudly provided by CARTERS.

Don’t leave it to the last minute, get them to enter now so they don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to put their skills to the test, meet some amazing people and have some fun.

Want to know more?
Check out the 2024 entry guides and the Apprentice of the Year website. Our website has lots of great tips for apprentices, including an outline of the entry process, examples of project submissions and how entries are judged. 




Does the employer have to be a Registered Master Builders Member for me to enter the competition?
NO: Apprentices with any builder are welcome to enter– they DO NOT have to be a Master Builders member.  

Do apprentices have to be trained through a specific training provider?
NO: Apprentices can be trained by any appropriate training provider.

Is Your Apprentice Eligible to Enter?

They need to:
Be currently employed by, or contracted to a building firm or a builder at the time of the regional competition being judged (does not need to be a Registered Master Builder).
Have completed at least two years of their New Zealand Certificate in Carpentry L4 by 12 April 2024 and still be an apprentice at the time of entries close on 12 April 2024.


To enter or for more information go to apprenticeoftheyear.co.nz or contact us on 0800 762 328.