The Builders: The Hutchinson Builders story

Now in its 100th year, Hutchinson Builders is Queensland’s largest privately owned construction company, employing more than 1000 people including 160 Australian Apprentices. It is committed to developing in-house skills and spends about $3.7 million annually on education and training. Hutchinson believes that one of the fundamental keys to achieving and sustaining high levels of motivation within its workforce is a comprehensive and committed approach to the design and implementation of professional and personal development programs.

In a unique partnership with government, Hutchinson provides dynamic industry-based training to pre-apprentices on a real construction site through their privately owned and managed Gold Coast School of Construction.

Hutchinson Builders was awarded the Employer of the Year Award at the 2011 Australian Training Awards.