In partnership with Paddon Rallysport, we are giving eight automotive apprentices the opportunity to join MITO Ambassadors Hayden Paddon and Emma Gilmour on their rally crew for the following events (two apprentices per event):

NZRC Otago: 1-2 April (Applications closed)

Daybreaker Rally (Feilding): 23 September (Applications closed)

NZRC Bay of Plenty: 15 October (Applications close Friday 5pm 15 September)

Two apprentices will attend each rally with one being assigned to each driver for the duration of the event. You will spend your time with the whole team, to support Hayden and Emma with technical requirements and get to experience behind-the-scenes of professional motorsport.

You will be expected to support the team where needed. This is an opportunity to be a part of a world-competing rally team so be prepared to work!

Flights and any other travel to and from the event, food and accommodation, will be covered by MITO and Paddon Rallysport.


  • Applicants must be current MITO apprentices and must have completed at least one year of their automotive apprenticeship
  • Applicants must have consent for participation from their employer
  • Successful applicants may need to be available from Friday-Sunday depending on which rally they attend
  • Successful applicants will need to consent to their image being used for promotional purposes on MITO and Paddon Rallysport's media channels.

Successful applicants will be contacted ahead of the rally to organise their itinerary.

Submit your application below, including a cover letter stating the reason why you should be selected. Good luck!

Which location would you like to participate in?
I am a current MITO apprentice and have completed at least one year of my apprenticeship:
I have permission from my employer to attend:





Lily Henderson, Mercedes Mulder, Dylin Campbell, and Liam Wilson with Hayden Paddon at Ashley Forest Rallysprint and WRC Rally NZ in 2022.

“It was a real privilege to have [MITO apprentices on] the team with us and we were all impressed by how involved and enthusiastic they were to help out.
They really gelled as part of the team in a short space of time while we were able to give them a first-hand experience to rallying." - Hayden Paddon.