Following the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions, a key highlight in the UK construction calendar is back with the launch of the BMI APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR 2021 competition—one of the leading apprenticeship events in the sector.
BMI actively supports colleges throughout the UK with their work training roofing apprentices and the contest seeks to fi nd the UK’s most promising apprentices and reward them for their commitment, ability and potential.
One of the leading apprenticeship events in the sector, it is the focus on the business dimensions that makes the BMI Apprentice of the Year stand out from other competitions. Marketing, finance and presentation, for example, play an important role in a career in roofing, as well as purely the tradecraft element, although these vitally important skills are not overlooked during the two-day event.
This year’s competition opens on 1 September 2021 and welcomes all those recognised as an apprentice by their employer, or those working towards qualified status. Each year the competition picks a theme, which this year is ‘influence’, and BMI is looking for contestants who have what it takes to influence peers and those in the wider roofing community.
Closing date for entries is 1 October and entrants selected for the final, which takes place on the 17 and 18 November at the BMI Academy in Gloucestershire, will receive coaching on a range of topics including presentation skills, health and safety, estimating and making technical assessments.
For more information and to enter BMI Apprentice of the Year, please visit either redland.co.uk/young-roofers/apprentice-of-the-year-2021 or https://bit.ly/3tmM3j5