Showcase your business's apprentices at the BMI Apprentice of the Year competition

The BMI Apprentice of the Year competition is the perfect platform for you to show off the apprentices working for your business and how your business works to develop and support them.
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Every year we hold our prestigious BMI Apprentice of the Year competition at our industry-leading training centre, the BMI Academy, in Gloucestershire. We receive many applications each year from roofing apprentices all across the United Kingdom, with up to 20 flat and pitched roofing apprentice applicants making it to the final. 

The benefits of your apprentice being a part of this competition are many, from giving your apprentices the platform to showcase the skill and quality associated with your business, to networking opportunities with figures within the roofing industry. Having an apprentice reach the final of the BMI Apprentice of the Year is an incredible accolade for your business, and is a great representation of the quality of experience and support your apprentices are receiving with you. 

The event is more than just a contest of existing skills, and is designed to provide coaching and development across the 2-day event so that all of the finalists walk away having benefited from the experience.

The competition enables us to build on your business’ relationship with BMI and the support we can give you. All finalist apprentice employers’ are invited to attend the award ceremony on the final day of the competition, to celebrate their part in the event. 

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Hear what industry experts have to say about the competition

A "win-win" for employers

“For employers the competition is a win-win! Those apprentices that are successful can be driving forces in the business, with the skills and attitudes to go further and become site managers and contract directors. It’s true that some will leave and set up their own business but, frankly, every intake of students I’ve ever taught has students who want to do that. But not all of them. For many it will be 10 or 15 years, because it’s a big step and it’s not for everyone.”

David Mallory, Roofing Lecturer at Leeds College of Building

Win-win for Employers

New skills

“Employers gain an employee that wants to get better, that wants to do the job right, and – if they win – can bring a bit of prestige to the company. The apprentice gets a real sense of self-worth because they get recognition for their skill and for their understanding of the business.”

Luke O’Gorman, Program Lead at Simian

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Address the Skill Shortage

Address the Skill Shortage

 By providing apprentice roles for your local construction colleges, your business can work to solve the skill shortage impacting the roofing industry, and develop your own employees to work within your business for many years. 

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Enter the BMI Apprentice of the Year 2024

Enter the BMI Apprentice of the Year 2024

Both flat and pitched roofing apprentices are invited to submit entries online by 26th April. 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.

BMI Apprentice of the Year 2024 : 2023 Finalists and Winners