National Apprentice of the Year Award

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HVIA’s National Apprentice of the Year Award has been acknowledging outstanding apprentices for over 35 years.

The award is to an individual who has demonstrated advanced ability as they undergo their apprenticeship in a discipline relation to heavy vehicle repair, service or the manufacturing sector.

In addition, to the title, the Apprentice of the Year is invited to attend the Brisbane Truck Show including all flights, accommodation and expenses.

Eligibility Criteria

The National Apprentice of the Year Award is an employer nominated award. To meet the Award criteria, the nominee must:

  • Be employed by a HVIA member, which is current in their members’ dues;
  • Employees working in wholly owned branches and subsidiary companies of the HVIA primary member can nominate;
  • Be in the final stage of their apprenticeship
  • Has been or will be signed off in the 2020 calendar year; or
  • Will complete all their formal training in the 2020 calendar year
  • Be able to address the judging criteria; and
  • The nomination must be signed off by a senior manager of the Member company.

Nomination Submission Questions

  • Why are you nominating your apprentice for this award?  Please feel free to provide any background information of the nominee. (Nominator. 200 words max.)
  • Please provide an example(s) of how the nominee has demonstrated the highest level of technical aptitude? (Nominator. 200 words max.)
  • Please describe the nominee’s interactions with other employees? (Nominator. 200 words max.)
  • Please outline how the nominee displays the right mental attitude in the workplace? including enthusiasm, learning, listening to others, being punctual, respectful, responsible and reliable. (Nominator. 200 words max.)
  • What is the nominee’s career goals and ambitions? (Nominee to answer this question). 200 words max.)

Nominees are encouraged to accompany their submission with a video, photos or other supporting material, which assists in answering the above questions to assist the judging panel.

Judging Criteria Weighting

  • Technical Ability (20)
  • Attitude (10)
  • Relationships with others (10)
  • Career goals and ambitions (10)
  • TOTAL 50 points

Award Prize

The winner will be announced at the HVIA Gala Awards Dinner held in Brisbane on Friday 20th November 2020.

The award winner will receive a certificate, recognised by HVIA at the Gala Awards Dinner and their name will be publicised in all available platforms, including an editorial in one of Bauer Media Group’s magazines.

Nominations close on 14 August 2020


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