Apprentice of the Year
The MTA Queensland Apprentice of the Year Award is an incredibly prestigious title and is awarded to a MTA Institute apprentice who has gone above and beyond in their training and is passionate about the automotive industry.
To be eligible, the student must be currently completing, or have recently completed a nationally accredited automotive apprenticeship through MTA Institute.
The Apprentice of the Year finalist are automatically selected from the MTA Institute Apprentice of the Month winners from September to August the following year. Learn more about the Apprentice of the Month, and how to nominate HERE
These 12 apprentices (one for each month) will be interviewed as part of the Apprentice of the Year judging process and the winner is announced at the Industry Awards Gala held each year in Brisbane.
Supporter for the 2022 Apprentice of the Year
Tool Supporter for the 2022 Apprentice of the Year
Prizes for all Apprentice of the Year Finalists include:
- Milwaukee 3/8” Drive 56pc Ratchet & Socket Set (SAE and Metric)
- 2 x tickets to Industry Awards Gala
- Return flight for one, if needed, to Brisbane for the Industry Awards Gala
- One standard room if travelling outside South-East Queensland for the night of the Industry Awards Gala
- Business exposure through Motor Trader/Websites/Social Media
In addition to the above, the Winner of the Apprentice of the Year Award will receive:
- Milwaukee 218-piece Automotive Starter Toolkit (pictured below). The Automotive Starter Toolkit contains a huge range of hand tools, including screwdrivers, pliers, ratchet, socket sets, and pry bars. The toolkit also contains the M12 Stubby Impact Wrench and M12 Impact Rachet, all packed into a 40″ Steel Bench Top.
For more information and for Ts & Cs visit the event page.
For information on past winners, Click Here
2023 Apprentice of the Year Finalists
Congratulations to the following apprentices who have been nominated for the 2023 MTAQ Apprentice of the Year Award:
- September 2022 | Melissa Smith, Crank Auto Electrics and Air Conditioning
- October 2022 | Jared Rogers, CCC workshop
- November 2022 | Aiden Zemit, Formula Automotive
- December 2022 | Tye Bugeja, Smithfield Automotive
- January 2023 | Liam Shakespeare, Fulcrum Suspension Specialists
- February 2023 | Levi Flanders, Rockhampton VW
Past Apprentice of the Year Award Winners
Congratulations to our previous Apprentice of the Year award winners:
- 2022 | Britain Leotta
- 2021 | Joshua Frampton
- 2020 | Gabrielle Clift
- 2019 | Kimberley Wallace
- 2018 | Jack Goodrich
- 2017 | Elliott Lemmon
- 2016 | Jamahl Byrne
- 2015 | Luke Roxburgh