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Master Electricians Apprentice Challenge

Master Electricians Apprentice Challenge 2022

Apprentice Challenge 2022

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.



We are delighted to announce this year’s five finalists for the Industrial and Domestic/Commercial Sections who’ll be competing at this year’s finals on Friday 14 October in Auckland.  The finalists this year are the top five points scorers in their sections, a list of finalists can be downloaded here.

Regional winners

Congratulations to the 2022 regional winners, a list of all regional finalists can be can be downloaded here.

Apprentice Challenge Finals

The Challenge finals will be held in Auckland at the Pullman Hotel on Thursday, 13 and Friday, 14 October 2022. The five apprentices with the highest scores in each of Domestic/Commercial and Industrial divisions will come to Auckland to compete.

The finalists, who will be announced no later than 15 September 2022, will be flown to Auckland (if they live outside the Auckland/Hamilton catchment area) on Wednesday, 12 October and all apprentices will stay at the Pullman Hotel until Saturday, 15 October.

The competition will be held on 13 and 14 October with the Master Electricians Apprentice Challenge 2022 & Excellence Awards being held at the Pullman Hotel on the night of Friday, 14 October.

Finals Awards ticket purchases

Tickets are on sale for this event, a 10% discount is available for table of 10 bookings.

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:

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 on 13 and 14 October.

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

Domestic & Commercial
Matthew Ven der Wel
Sam Riordan
Zachary Fitzgerald-Geddes
Tyrone Croukamp
Lindsay Froggatt
Daniel Tait
Harmony Court
Nick Johnson
Chabb Chia
Logan Sanders
Joseph Morris
Rahul Babu
Cameron Shailer
Rob Stockley
Vaughan Marshall
Jonathan McFall
Alex Tyson
Rowan Cann
Logan Hanifin
Paul Cook
Dwight Grayburn
Daniel Berry
Darryl Ferencz
Cole Jackson
Kyle Huggard
Mark Adams
Blair Vercoe
Alister Garrett-Tuck
Steve Letts
Fletcher Campbell
Daniel Woolaston
Leon Moir
Simon Wellum
Leon Moir
Todd Needham
Nathan Howe
Anthony Park
Matthew Slater