Capricorn Rising Stars nominations open, show your apprentices your appreciation.

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All Members are encouraged to consider nominating their apprentices as a Capricorn Rising Star.

The Capricorn Rising Stars, Apprentice of the Year program is an opportunity for automotive workshops and repair centres to acknowledge apprentices for their ongoing effort and hard work. By recognising and rewarding apprentices for the value they bring to the workshop, you will keep them engaged and excited about to their promising careers ahead of them.

The award prioritises acknowledging apprentices with a passion for auto, a positive can-do attitude and a strong commitment to forging a long career as a repairer. The unique judging criteria means you can recognise your star apprentices as they continue to develop their technical proficiency.

Focusing on initiative, eagerness to learn and commitment to the auto repair industry, the competition is open to apprentices at any level across all types of workshops and disciplines; from panel and fabrication to auto electrical, general mechanical, heavy diesel and more.

All Members are encouraged to consider nominating their apprentices as a Capricorn Rising Star. As well as being a good opportunity to embed a positive team culture, recognising apprentices is also important to help the industry to attract the best talent and retain more of our future leaders.

Every apprentice that is nominated will benefit by receiving a certificate sent to their workshop. In addition, more than $20,000 in cash and prizes is up for grabs to be shared amongst the Overall Winner, Top 5 Finalists and the workshops that nominated them.

More than $20,000 in cash and prizes to be won!

 Overall Winner:
 $5,000 cash from Castrol
 Capricorn Rising Stars trophy
 Plus everything the Top 5 Finalists receive
 Top 5 Finalists:
 $1,000 cash from Castrol
 $1,000 Repco voucher
 Tickets to two Repco Masterclasses

The workshop that nominates the Overall Winner will receive The Workshop Whisperer, Service Advisor Pro online training (valued at $3,000 plus GST).

Capricorn thanks long-term program sponsors Castrol, Repco and the Workshop Whisperer, who have donated these fantastic prizes.

For more information on the Capricorn Rising Stars competition, including competition Terms and Conditions, visit

Nominate your star apprentices today

Entries close 30 April 2022.

This article was published 31/01/2022 and the content is current as at the date of publication.