Master Electricians Apprentice Challenge
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.
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.
|New Plymouth||12 August|
|Auckland||1 & 2 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.
- Must have a minimum of 6 months, but no more than 45 months, on the job experience
- Must have a current training agreement.