The Capricorn Rising Stars Apprentice of the Year competition is back in 2019

This time around, the Capricorn Rising Stars Apprentice of the Year competition is offering more than $20,000 in prizes to help Capricorn Members recognise, reward and retain their high performing auto repairers.
Capricorn, with support from major sponsorship partner Castrol, is now searching for more out-standing apprentices from Capricorn’s membership of more than 20,000 general automotive, collision repair, commercial vehicle, auto electrical, fabrication along with other automotive workshops from Australia and New Zealand.
Capricorn says this is a major opportunity for its Members to show their appreciation and support for their top performing apprentices, to encourage them to pursue a long term career in the industry.
The winning apprentice, their workshop boss and two friends will score an all-expenses paid trip to the exciting Gold Coast 600 Supercar round along with 150,000 Bonus Capricorn Reward Points (valued at $1,500) from Castrol.
The winner will also receive The Workshop Whisperer’s renowned Leadership Academy training to help fast-track their career development.
The top five finalists, including the overall winner, will receive a $1,000 tool kit and Autopedia subscription from Repco, two tickets to attend Repco Masterclass Clinics, additional online training from AutoMate, tickets to the Capricorn Gala Dinner and Tradeshow in their closest city, along with additional prizes.
Capricorn CEO Automotive and Rising Stars judge, David Fraser, described the Capricorn Rising Stars Apprentice of the Year competition as an important initiative to assist in addressing the shortage of qualified mechanics and other auto repairers.
The Capricorn Rising Stars judging panel includes some of the most experienced automotive aftermarket industry professionals in the country. These include AAAA Chief Executive Officer
Stuart Charity, Castrol General Manager (Australia and New Zealand), Tanya Ghosn, TaT Biz Director, Jeff Smit, The Workshop Whisperer Managing Director, Rachael Scheldrick and Gavin Cribb from the Kangan Institute’s Automotive Centre of Excellence.
Capricorn Rising Stars is proudly supported by major partner Castrol along with the valued support of Repco, AutoMate, TaT and The Workshop Whisperer.

To nominate your apprentice or for more information, visit