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Master Electricians Apprentice Challenge

In 2021 we bring this iconic event back for its 20th anniversary.

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
  • Master Electricians Initiative Award. 

Preliminary regional rounds will be held in cities around New Zealand, with the finals being held in Christchurch in conjunction with the Master Electricians Conference.

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

Each competitor will be given a guideline of what they will be tested on two weeks prior to their preliminary event, meaning they’ll have the full two weeks to brush up on the right stuff and make sure they are in it to win it.

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.

Date

Wednesday 21 July

Location

Invercargill

Date

Friday 23 July

Location

Dunedin

Date

Wednesday 28 July

Location

Timaru

Date

Friday 30 July

Location

Christchurch

Date

Wednesday 4 August

Location

Nelson

Date

Wednesday 11 August

Location

Wellington

Date

Thursday 12 August

Location

Whanganui

Date

Friday 13 August

Location

New Plymouth

Date

Wednesday 18 August

Location

Napier

Date

Tuesday 31 August

Location

Rotorua

Date

Thursday 2 September

Location

Tauranga

Date

Friday 3 September

Location

Hamilton

Date

Tuesday 7 September

Location

Whangarei

Date

Thursday 9 & Friday 10 September

Location

Auckland

Thank you to our Sponsors

Previous Winners

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