THE BMI Apprentice of the Year 2020 competition has been confirmed as postponed until later in the year.
The competition, launched in 2017, brought the best roofing apprentices in the country together and pitched their roofing skills, as well as broader business skills, against each other to win the prestigious title of Apprentice of the Year.
Last year, the contest was extended to offer both a pitched and flat roofing award.
The contest is another casualty of the Covid-19 pandemic, with the need for social distancing meaning there are safety concerns about the competition going ahead as planned in July this year.
Postponing the event until the autumn might create some difficulties for BMI organisers as it has to coincide with roofing training colleges’ term timetables and the need for social distancing is likely to remain.
However, a number of options are being explored and it is hoped an alternative version can be rearranged.