Concrete Apprentice of the Year Entries Closing 6 September

There’s still time to enter to enter  your apprentices who can be in to win a share of around $10,000 in prizes, as well as the sought-after title of 2019 Concrete Industry Apprentice of the Year.

Photo: Carl Hay, Will Wara and Rafaele Vaifale

The award is open to all those enrolled in, or who have recently completed, one of the following Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) concrete based National Certificates:

  • Precast Concrete (Level 3)
  • Concrete Production (Level 3)
  • Product Manufacture: Pipe (Level 3)
  • Product Manufacture: Masonry Product (Level 3)
  • Construction: Sawing & Drilling (Level 3)
  • Construction: Placing & Finishing (Level 3)
  • Concrete Construction (Level 4)

Concrete apprentices, their employers and assessors must all complete an entry form.

Entries close Friday 06 September 2019.

The Concrete Industry Apprentice of the Year Award is made possible thanks to principal sponsors, the BCITO and Concrete NZ, and will be presented at the Concrete NZ Conference formal dinner on 11 October 2019 in Dunedin.

For more information contact:

Adam Leach
Concrete NZ
Information & Communications Manager
M +64 27 5355 144
E [email protected]

Concrete New Zealand (NZ) Chief Executive Rob Gaimster believes the rationale for establishing the award in 2017 remains relevant – primarily the huge need for skilled concrete workers, as well as ensuring that those thinking about a career in construction are aware of the rewards on offer through the concrete industry.

“Within the construction sector, our industry has always found it difficult to attract and hold-on-to qualified workers. Over recent years this has become more of an issue with activity across residential, commercial and civil areas remaining buoyant and therefore offering prospective workers plenty of options.”

Source: Concrete Association NZ