BMI Apprentice of the Year 2024 entry date announced

Charlie Plant, winner of the flat roofing category.
Charlie Plant, winner of the flat roofing category in 2023.

The BMI Apprentice of the Year 2024 competition will soon be giving apprentices in both pitched and flat roofing the chance to be crowned and win £1,000 and three years’ worth of training at the BMI academy on 24 and 25 July.

Held over two days at the BMI Academy in Gloucestershire, each round of the competition is overseen by a panel of judges who are selected for their influence on the roofing sector.

The competition will see finalists undertake a series of challenges, providing opportunities to showcase and develop their skills – from technical and practical capability and teamwork through to marketing and business acumen.

The two-day event is also 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’s BMI Apprentice of the Year competition opens during National Apprenticeship Week on 5 February, and applicants are invited to submit entries online by 26 April. This year’s finalists will be selected in May, before being invited to compete in the two-day final.

Fraser Biles, commercial director at BMI, said: “Apprenticeships provide a fantastic route in the industry, giving new entrants the opportunity to undertake their training and apply their learnings on jobs alongside experienced roofers.

“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.”

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