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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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If wish to register more than ONE apprentice, please complete the attached spreadsheet Bulk Competitor Spreadsheet and email .

Excellence Awards Dinner and Apprentice Challenge Announcement

The winners of the Master Electricians Apprentice Challenge 2022 will be awarded at the Master Electricians Excellence Awards Dinner in Auckland.

We are pleased to advise that tickets are on sale for this event, and we are offering you a 10% discount on each table of 10.

Event details are:

Venue:  Pullman Hotel, Princes Street, Auckland
Time:     From 6.30pm
Dress:    Cocktail or Suit & Tie

Tickets: $99 pp which includes the evening’s entertainment, the awards, a plated three-course menu, and beverages throughout the evening.  We note all prices quoted exclude GST.  Ticket purchases can be made by clicking on the link below:

https://events.humanitix.com/master-electricians-excellence-awards-2022-in-conjunction-with-etco

Any queries should be directed to Libby Carson, Event Manager – Apprentice Challenge at   or call 027 2693939.

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

Download the following information sheets for all you will need for your Apprentice Challenge Day!  More information about each section will be sent to competitors prior to each event.

There is also a third title – the Initiative Award – which is based on how the finalists present themselves, their initiative towards Health and 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 Auckland in October.

Location

Nelson

Dates

5 August

Address

Beachside, Tāhunanui, Nelson

Location

Wellington

Dates

8 August

Address

Boulcotts Farm Heritage Golf Club, Lower Hutt

Location

Whanganui

Dates

10 August

Address

Cooks Garden Events Centre, Whanganui

Location

New Plymouth

Dates

12 August

Address

Plymouth International Hotel, New Plymouth

Location

Napier

Dates

18 August

Address

Napier War Memorial Centre, Napier

Location

Rotorua

Dates

event moved to 25 August in Tauranga

Address

Rotorua Event has been moved to Tauranga and will be held at the etco Training Centre, Keahi Rise, Tauriko

Location

Tauranga

Dates

25 August

Address

etco Training Centre, Keahi Rise, Tauriko

Location

Hamilton

Dates

26 August

Address

Mystery Creek Event Centre, Hamilton

Location

Auckland

Dates

1-2 September

Address

etco Training Centre, 24 Allright Place, Mt Wellington, Auckland

Location

Whangarei

Dates

2 September

Address

etco Training Centre, 24 Allright Place, Mt Wellington, Auckland

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