The national final of the Apprentice of the Year competition will see regional finalists go head-to-head to battle it out for the title.
Each apprentice will undertake a 45-minute interview with the national judging panel before completing a small building project which will then be gifted to Auckland charities.
The practical challenge will be open to the public to watch at The Cloud, Queens Wharf, on October 11 from 8am to noon.
The winner will be announced at an awards dinner hosted by comedian Paul Ego after the challenge.
Winners receive a $5000 grant, highquality trade products and tools and an iPad loaded with compliance documents.
Their boss will also win the employer award and receive an iPad.
Second and third place regional and national winners win a prize pack including high quality trade products.