2023 Capricorn Rising Stars Apprentice of the Year nominations now open

Nominations are officially open for Capricorn Members to nominate their outstanding apprentices as Capricorn Rising Stars.

01 February 2023
2024 Capricorn Rising Stars

This is an opportunity for automotive workshops and repair centres to recognise, reward and retain apprentices for their ongoing effort and dedication. 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 aftermarket industry. The prestigious achievement award recognises talented apprentices who show initiative, thirst for knowledge and commitment. The competition is open to all types of workshops and disciplines; from panel and fabrication to auto-electrical, general mechanical, heavy diesel and more.

Capricorn CEO Automotive, Brad Gannon, stated “Encouraging and acknowledging future leaders is an important part of growing and supporting the automotive industry. We at Capricorn want to help our Members strengthen their teams and believe that recognition and reward will help businesses attract and retain the best talent.”

Capricorn Members are encouraged to nominate their 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.

The Capricorn Rising Stars competition highlights the importance of apprentices to the Australian and New Zealand automotive aftermarket industries. The competition also seeks to encourage new talent to join the industry, ultimately generating more qualified automotive repairers to ensure the industry’s continued future growth and strength.

Over $27,000 shared cash and prizes is up for grabs for the top five apprentices, overall winner and nominating workshops. Capricorn thanks long-term program sponsors Castrol, Repco and the Workshop Whisperer for taking part in this most valuable automotive aftermarket industry recognition program.

Capricorn Members are encouraged to nominate their star apprentices at cap.coop/stars. Entries close on 30th April 2023. Capricorn will announce the overall winner in early August 2023 with all top five finalists announced in July.

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