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.
Dates & Venues
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 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 on in late August.
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.
To be eligible to enter, participants must be in a current training agreement. If an apprentice who enters qualifies after 10 August 2023 they are able to compete in the regionals but will not be eligible to participate in the finals.
Any queries should be directed to Libby Carson, Event Manager – Apprentice Challenge at or call 027 2693939.