The Australian Meat Industry Council’s (AMIC) South Australian Apprentice of the Year (AOTY) competition is set to be held at SA TAFE Regency Campus on Tuesday, 5 June where 21 apprentice butchers will undertake practical and mystery box challenges as well as a theory exam to compete for the title of South Australian Apprentice of the Year 2024.

Lead organiser of the competition, South Australian State Manager Christopher Kelly says he is thrilled to be running the event where so many apprentice butchers are keen to highlight their butchery skills.

“The SA AOTY competition is a fantastic opportunity for all apprentices to showcase their skills and talents while learning and networking with peers.

“To have 21 participants registered to compete in this year’s competition and have industry bring together so many apprentice butchers to provide upskilling opportunities is great to see.

“Training, education and networking with peers is a key component of modern day butchery and a wonderful opportunity to showcase their craft and the industry as a whole.” said Mr Kelly.

The winner will be announced at the annual South Australian Award evening to be held later in 2024 and will go on to represent South Australia in the National Apprentice of the Year final in February 2025. AMIC would like to thank Thomas Foods International as this year’s naming rights sponsor and express our gratitude to all statewide sponsors for their continued support of Independent Local Butchers and the meat industry.

Media are welcome to attend the competition by prior arrangement.

Please contact SA State Manager: Chris Kelly on 0472 545 190 if you would like to cover the competition.

For all other media enquiries please contact Communications Manager Keith Drain on 0429 040 128.



The Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC), is the sole Peak Industry body representing the post-farm gate meat industry, including processors, smallgoods manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors through to independent retail butchers and exporters.

Media contact

Keith Drain – Communications Manager
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