Capricorn Rising Stars, Apprentice Of The Year Nominations Now Open

Nominations are officially open for Capricorn Members to nominate their high-performing apprentices as Capricorn Rising Stars.

11 February 2022
People in workshop

This is an opportunity for automotive workshops and repair centres to acknowledge apprentices for their ongoing effort and hard work. A nomination to Capricorn Rising Stars will not only benefit the individual, but the whole team, as it promotes and embeds a positive workshop culture, which rewards commitment and passion. 

As Australasia’s largest automotive cooperative, Capricorn supports businesses to thrive and be sustainable in the automotive repair sector. Capricorn Group CEO, David Fraser said that the Capricorn Rising Stars program is an important program to help address the shortage of qualified repairers.  

‘Encouraging and acknowledging future leaders is an important part of growing and supporting the automotive industry. We at Capricorn wish to help Members strengthen their teams and believe recognition and reward will help businesses attract and retain the best talent.’ Mr Fraser stated.  

The award prioritises acknowledging apprentices with a passion for automotive, a positive can-do attitude, and a strong commitment to forging a long career as a repairer. The competition is open to all types of workshops and disciplines; from panel and fabrication to auto electrical, general mechanical, heavy diesel and more. 

Focusing on initiative, eagerness to learn and commitment to the auto repair industry means Capricorn Members are encouraged to nominate any star apprentices as they continue to develop their technical proficiency. Recognising an apprentice’s commitment will keep them engaged and excited about their promising careers ahead of them. Every apprentice nominated will benefit by receiving a certificate sent to their workshop.

More than $20,000 in cash and prizes is up for grabs. The winning apprentice will score $5,000 to help support them in their apprenticeship. The Top 5 finalists (including the overall winner) will receive $1,000 cash, a $1000 Repco voucher and tickets to two Repco Masterclasses.   

The nominating workshop of 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. 

Capricorn Members should nominate their star apprentices at Entries close 30 April 2022. 

To join Capricorn and benefit from membership in Australasia’s largest cooperative, visit or call 1800 327 437 (AU) or 0800 401 444 (NZ). 

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