Open for entries: BMI Apprentice of the Year 2024

Think you or your roofing apprentice has what it takes to be this year’s BMI Apprentice of the Year? If so, we’d love to hear from you. Whether you’re working in pitched or flat roofing, the BMI Apprentice of the Year competition provides the perfect platform to demonstrate your skills and enthusiasm for the industry.
BMI Apprentice of the Year 2023 finalists

Over the course of two days, finalists undertake a series of challenges – from technical and practical capability and teamwork through to marketing and business acumen.

Taking place on 24th and 25th July 2024, the competition will be held at the BMI Academy in Gloucestershire, with each round of the competition overseen by a panel of judges who are selected for their influence on the roofing sector. This provides finalists with an opportunity to learn directly from leading industry figures.

Fraser Biles, Commercial Director at BMI, said: “The BMI Apprentice of the Year event celebrates the commitment, enthusiasm, and growing skillsets of new roofers – as well as the continued support of employers, colleges, and training providers that help them on their journeys. The competition is the ideal platform for apprentices to showcase and develop their skills, and may even be an event that helps define their careers in roofing. We’re really excited to see the quality of candidates for this year’s competition!”

Is the competition for me?

Our Apprentice of the Year competition aims to strengthen the future of the roofing industry and address the skills shortage by providing a platform for these new recruits to expand their skills and receive the necessary levels of support needed to develop quickly and succeed. 

More than just a contest of existing technical skills, the two-day event is designed to provide coaching and development so that all of the finalists walk away having benefitted from the experience. Reflected through this year’s theme of ‘Building New Horizons’, the competition provides a platform for new talent starting their careers through to the tutors and employers creating opportunities and sharing their expertise with apprentices.

This year, two apprentices will earn the title of BMI Apprentice of the Year – one in flat roofing and the other in pitched – alongside a £1,000 cash prize and three years’ worth of training at the BMI Academy. 

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How do I enter?

How do I enter?

Up to 20 finalists will be selected in May and invited to compete in the two-day final at the BMI Academy in July where the winners will be crowned.

Entrants must be a roofing apprentice or student currently working towards qualified status. The Competition is open to residents of the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man and the Republic of Ireland aged over 16 years.

Find out more about the BMI Apprentice of the Year competition and how to apply

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