Participating in competitions can encourage professional pride and give the apprentice a specific goal for his/her ambitions.
Example from the transport sector, Denmark:
At the championship, apprentices have the opportunity to demonstrate professional levels and qualifications achieved in transport training, and what future drivers and storehouse workers can do.
The participants are judged on:
- time used
Apprentices manage lorries, cranes and forklift trucks in the contest for a winning place.
Participation in the championships is popular and receives wide support in the transport sector. On the basis of the Danish championships, a national apprentice team is appointed to represent Denmark at the European Championships.