What is Apprentice of the Year?

Each year The Master Painters Association holds its annual Master Painters Excellence Awards in order to reward its members for their hard work and craftsmanship. There are 18 categories in the Awards, one of which was established to celebrate the achievements of those who are just starting their journey in the Painting & Decorating industry.

Apprentice of the Year is a competition open to all of MPA’s apprentices, as well as any apprentices who are currently working under any of their members. This competition gives students a chance to showcase their skills and to see how they compare against their peers, as well as the opportunity to walk away with the winning prize (which this year was $500 for the winner, as well as $250 for the second, third and fourth place).

Check out this short clip to see what AOTY Assessment Day is all about! Here. 

The Winners & Finalists
Jessica Carkeet (Usher Group)

Jed Le Plastrier (Imperial Coatings)
Micah Scarth (PH & PJ Routlege)
Ruby Harrison (Harrison & Sons Painters)

Congratulations to Jess, and all the other Finalists in this year’s Apprentice of the Year.