R G Carter hosted and competed in this year’s Norfolk and Waveney Building Apprentices’ Competition held on Wednesday 7th March, at the Royal Norfolk Showground. This annual event, timed to coincide with National Apprenticeship Week, showcased the skills of apprentice bricklayers, carpenters, joiners, electricians, painters and decorators, and plumbers from colleges across Norfolk and Waveney. This year Carter Academy team showcased their talents in bricklaying and carpentry.

The event host rotates each year across competing colleges, with the winning team presented with the prestigious Carter Cup. It was first established in 1976 by the late Mr R.E. Carter, who had a keen interest in promoting the skills of building apprentices throughout Norfolk.

Chairman Mr Robert Carter, son of Mr R. E. Carter says “As a company, we are very proud of our long history in delivering high-quality training and apprenticeships, and are dedicated to inspiring the next generation of construction and engineering professionals. The competition is a fantastic opportunity for competitors across the region to represent and promote the importance of skilled workmanship.”

The competition was run as part of the Norfolk Skills and Careers Fayre, which is aimed at 14-24 year olds, which attracted over 5000 visitors over two days. R G Carter had a stand present, where representatives spoke with many pupils and teachers on the roles available through the construction and engineering industry and the apprenticeships they can apply for through the Carter Academy.