Apprentice of the Year opens
The 2014 search for New Zealand and Australia’s and top apprentices is set to begin, with entries for the annual prestigious Snap-on Tools Apprentice of the Year, opening July 1.
The award is in its sixth year, with hundreds of apprentices across heavy vehicle, marine, aviation and automotive trades expected to be vying for the top prize.
Entries will be assessed by a judging panel including V8 Supercars Legend technical training manager Wayne Allan, alongside representatives from Auto Skills Australia, the Motor Traders’ Association and the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association.
The judges will be on the lookout for apprentices who have superior technical ability, but excel in their knowledge, skills and ability, becoming well-rounded and informed apprentices.
The overall winner will take home a prize package valued at up to $12,000, including a Snap-on Tools product pack featuring all the essentials to set an apprentice up for life, a Flat Black 40-inch Roll Cab to store their tool collection in, and sought-after accessories.
Snap-on Tools Apprentice of the Year also features the following award categories: Apprentice of the Year Rising Star: for a new apprentice showing talent and promise. Contribution to Armed Forces: for an apprentice who goes above and beyond to service our armed forces. Category award winners will receive a selection of prizes valued at more than $2,000. Entries and nominations are open at www.snapontools.com.au from July 1 and close 5pm August 29.
Snap-on Tools Australia national sales manager, Steve Jones, said this year’s competition continues to provide recognition of hard working apprentices across Australia and New Zealand.
“The competition is tough – and we want it to be. Snap-on Tools prides itself on putting high quality tools into the hands of technicians, mechanics and engineers across the world. So we’re looking for apprentices who personify our brand, who are at the top of their game and know that the future is all theirs,” he said.
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“There have been many apprentices who have helped me during my racing career and in my recent aviation training, so I’m thrilled to be part of Snap-on’s effort to recognise those hard working individuals.”