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Master Electricians Apprentice Challenge

Master Electricians Apprentice Challenge 2022

2022 Registrations are now open!

The Master Electricians Apprentice Challenge is an annual competition held across New Zealand to find New Zealand’s BEST electrical apprentice!  This competition is open to ANY electrical apprentice with a current training agreement regardless of employer.

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How it works

Apprentices throughout the country will compete in two divisions, vying for the esteemed titles of:

  • New Zealand’s Top Electrical Apprentice – Industrial Section
  • New Zealand’s Top Electrical Apprentice – Commercial & Domestic Section

There is also a third title – the Initiative Award – which is based on how the finalists present themselves, their initiative towards health & safety, and how they conduct themselves within a competition setting.

Preliminary regional rounds will be held in cities around New Zealand, with the finals being held in Wellington in October.

Invercargill 21 June
Dunedin 23 June
Timaru 29 June
Christchurch 30 June
Nelson 4 August
Wellington 8 August
Whanganui 10 August
New Plymouth 12 August
Napier 18 August
Rotorua 23 August
Tauranga 25 August
Hamilton 26 August
Auckland 1 & 2 September
Whangarei 7 September

This is definitely not a daunting exercise – all competitors get a head start!

Prior to the competition each competitor will be given a guideline of what they will be tested on.  This is so they are aware of what is expected of them – we want this to be an educational experience for them, as well as a competition.  In some cases, this gives apprentices the chance to try a skill that they have not yet had a chance to, and with the guidance of their employer they will be able to expand their knowledge pool.

The top competitors from each preliminary event will go home with some awesome prizes. There is also a ton of spot prizes.

Who goes to the finals?

The top 5 national competitors from each division (Domestic/Commercial and Industrial) will get to go to the finals for an all-expenses paid trip to battle it out for the title of Master Electricians Apprentice Challenge winner.

Eligibility criteria

  • Must have a minimum of 6 months, but no more than 45 months, on the job experience
  • Must have a current training agreement.

 

Thank you to our Sponsors in 2022

A list of companies sponsoring the ME Apprentice Challenge

Previous Winners

Year

2021

Domestic & Commercial

Matthew Ven der Wel

Industrial

Sam Riordan

Year

2019

Domestic & Commercial

Zachary Fitzgerald-Geddes

Industrial

Tyrone Croukamp

Year

2018

Domestic & Commercial

Lindsay Froggatt

Industrial

Daniel Tait

Year

2017

Domestic & Commercial

Harmony Court

Industrial

Nick Johnson

Year

2016

Domestic & Commercial

Chabb Chia

Industrial

Logan Sanders

Year

2015

Domestic & Commercial

Joseph Morris

Industrial

Rahul Babu

Year

2014

Domestic & Commercial

Cameron Shailer

Industrial

Rob Stockley

Year

2013

Domestic & Commercial

Vaughan Marshall

Industrial

Jonathan McFall

Year

2012

Domestic & Commercial

Alex Tyson

Industrial

Rowan Cann

Year

2011

Domestic & Commercial

Logan Hanifin

Industrial

Paul Cook

Year

2010

Domestic & Commercial

Dwight Grayburn

Industrial

Daniel Berry

Year

2009

Domestic & Commercial

Darryl Ferencz

Industrial

Cole Jackson

Year

2008

Domestic & Commercial

Kyle Huggard

Industrial

Mark Adams

Year

2007

Domestic & Commercial

Blair Vercoe

Industrial

Alister Garrett-Tuck

Year

2006

Domestic & Commercial

Steve Letts

Industrial

Fletcher Campbell

Year

2005

Domestic & Commercial

Daniel Woolaston

Industrial

Leon Moir

Year

2004

Domestic & Commercial

Simon Wellum

Industrial

Leon Moir

Year

2003

Domestic & Commercial

Todd Needham

Industrial

Nathan Howe

Year

2002

Domestic & Commercial

Anthony Park

Industrial

Matthew Slater