Nominations close on April 30

Nominations are officially open for Capricorn Members to nominate their outstanding apprentices as 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.
Capricorn says a nomination to the Capricorn Rising Stars Apprentice of the Year program 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 explains that it supports businesses to thrive and be sustainable in the automotive aftermarket industry.
The prestigious Rising Stars 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.
“Encouraging and acknowledging future leaders is an important part of growing and supporting the automotive industry,” Capricorn Chief Executive Officer Automotive, Brad Gannon, said.
“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.
Capricorn says 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.
More than $27,000 in 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.
Entries close on the 30th of April 2023 and Capricorn will announce the overall winner in early August 2023 with the top five finalists announced in July.

Capricorn Members are encouraged to nominate their star apprentices at cap.coop/stars.

To find out more about Capricorn or to join Australasia’s largest automotive cooperative, visit capricorn.coop/join or call 1800 327 437 (AU) or 0800 401 444 (NZ).