Apprentice of the Year

Sponsored by: Landscaping Victoria

Winner (Joint): Erik Holt - Ian Barker Gardens & Thomas Conboy - Formation Landscapes


Judge’s Comments:
"Competition for the 2016 Apprentice of the Year saw a very tight race run between three exceptional candidates from the quality pool of entrants nominated, however two contenders shone just a little brighter with their diverse, highly technical skill sets, early leadership beyond their years and responsibilities. Erik Holt of Ian Barker Gardens and Thomas Conboy of Formation Landscapes both impressed the judges on every level in their interview, and their respective employers spoke with much praise, admiration and gratitude for their outstanding service. The future of Landscaping Victoria is in good shape with these young men, as their landscape knowledge, passion, hunger for further development, initiative, leadership and overall commitment to excellence makes them future leaders and ambassadors of our ever evolving industry."