Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Call for New Zealand’s top carpentry apprentices

1 April 2014

Call for New Zealand’s top carpentry apprentices

As the building and construction industry shows definite signs of growth, Kiwi carpentry apprentices are being encouraged to step up and show they have what it takes to be the industry’s future leaders.

Entries for the Registered Master Builders Carters 2014 Apprentice of the Year are now open, giving carpentry apprentices the opportunity to win their share of more than $100,000 in prizes, as well as the coveted title of 2014 Apprentice of the Year.

Registered Master Builders chief executive Warwick Quinn says the competition is an excellent opportunity for apprentices to stand out from their peers.

“Apprentice of the Year is a great way for apprentices to see how they measure up against others across the country. At a time where the industry is experiencing high demand, it’s valuable for apprentices to be able to differentiate themselves from their peers,” he says.

“The competition is all about recognising excellence in carpentry apprentices, and those who go the extra mile are held in high esteem by employers.”

Bill Harkness, winner of the 2013 competition, says taking part in Apprentice of the Year was a massive learning curve and it showed him where he stood among others in the industry.

“Apprentice of the Year is a huge name to have on your back, and it stands for a lot. The recognition I’m getting from the competition is really setting me up for the rest of my career. My name is out there now, and that in itself is invaluable,” Bill says.

Principal sponsor Carters will be supporting the competition for the tenth year running, and chief executive Paul Bull says it’s a great way of giving back to the industry.

“We’re really proud to be involved with Apprentice of the Year and recognise the effort that employers put in to training apprentices – their input is a real investment in the future of the industry,” he says.

“The competition is also an excellent opportunity for entrants to meet other apprentices and industry contacts across the country, keeping the industry thriving.”

Carpentry apprentices can enter online at www.apprenticeoftheyear.co.nz from Tuesday, 1 April, with entries closing on Thursday, 12 June.

Apprentices, employers and young people aspiring to be a part of the construction industry are also encouraged to join the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/apprenticeoftheyear.

The Apprentice of the Year competition is made possible thanks to principal sponsor Carters, the Registered Master Builders Association, the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO), and supporting sponsor the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

North Canterbury: Government Extends Drought Classification

The government has extended a drought classification for the eastern South Island until the end of the year, meaning the area will have officially been in drought for almost two years, the longest period for such a category. More>>

ALSO:

Negotiations Fail: Christchurch Convention Centre Build To Proceed Without PCNZ

After protracted negotiations, the government has ditched the construction consortium it picked to build Christchurch's replacement convention centre, which it now anticipates delivering at least two years behind the original schedule. More>>

ALSO:

Ruataniwha: Greenpeace Launches Legal Challenge Against $1b Dam Plan

Greenpeace NZ is launching a legal challenge against a controversial plan to build a dam that’s set to cost close to $1 billion and will pollute a region’s rivers. More>>

ALSO:

Inequality: Top 10% Of Housholds Have Half Of Total Net Worth

The average New Zealand household was worth $289,000 in the year to June 2015, Statistics New Zealand said today. However wealth was not evenly distributed, with the top 10 percent accounting for around half of total wealth. In contrast, the bottom 40 percent held 3 percent of total wealth. More>>

ALSO:

What Winter? Temperature Records Set For June 20-22

The days around the winter soltice produced a number of notably warm tempertaures. More>>

Conservation Deal: New Kākāpō Recovery Partnership Welcomed

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says the new kakapo recovery partnership between DOC and Meridian Energy is great news for efforts to save one of New Zealand’s most beloved birds. More>>

ALSO:

Tech Sector Report: Joyce Warns Asian Tech Investors View NZ As Hobbits And Food

Speaking in Wellington at the launch of a report showcasing the value of the technology sector to the New Zealand economy, Joyce said more had to be done to tell the country's technology stories overseas. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news