In this column, Capricorn Society’s Group Chief Executive Officer, David Fraser, discusses the 2021 Capricorn Rising Stars Apprentice of the Year competition

Capricorn is once again running the Capricorn Rising Stars Apprentice of the Year competition in 2021, providing an opportunity for our Members to show their apprentices they are on the right track and have a bright future ahead of them.
Nominations are open now and by recognising and rewarding our high performing apprentices, we hope to retain them in the industry long term.
Members simply need to let us know why their apprentice is a repairer of the future, and Capricorn will contact their nominee directly with a few questions to get to know more about them.
Capricorn Rising Stars is unique as it does not focus solely on technical proficiency, instead rewarding apprentices who demonstrate a passion for automotive, a positive can-do attitude and a strong commitment to forging a long and rewarding career in the industry.
This unique judging criteria creates a level playing field for first to fourth year apprentices across all automotive service and repair disciplines.
The 2021 Capricorn Rising Stars prize pool once again makes nominating your star apprentice very rewarding.
The overall winner will receive $5,000 from Castrol, a Capricorn Rising Stars trophy, along with all of the prizes that the top five finalists receive. These include $1,000 from Castrol, a $1,000 Repco voucher and tickets to two Repco Training Masterclasses.
The prizes do not stop there either – the Capricorn Member workshops who nominate the top five finalists will also be rewarded with a 12-month Repco Autopedia subscription. Additionally, the overall winner’s workshop will receive enrollment in the Workshop Whisperer’s Service Advisor Pro online program, which is valued at over $3,000.
Capricorn thanks long-term Capricorn Rising Stars program sponsors Castrol, Repco and the Workshop Whisperer, who have donated these fantastic prizes.
If you are a Capricorn Member, I strongly encourage you to nominate your apprentice today. Nominations close 30 April 2021 – visit for more info.

Yours cooperatively,
David Fraser
Group CEO, Capricorn Society Ltd

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