Careers in the industry
Where 14,000 people come to work every day
There are more than 70 career pathways in the construction industry – and all of them can be accessed via Hutchies. We are regularly looking for talented individuals to come and join the Hutchies family, from trainees and apprentices, through to team leaders and managers.
When you join the Hutchies fold, you get the advantage of all the great things that come with a tight-knit team culture, together with the training, support and career opportunities that only a large organisation can offer. The development possibilities at Hutchies are virtually endless. We celebrate entrepreneurial spirit and innovation and we’re committed to empowerment and autonomy for our people. If you’ve got the drive, we’ll take you places.
If you have the passion to achieve success, always challenging yourself to push harder and do better; if you lead from the front and are not afraid to make courageous decisions; if you believe in blazing new trails through innovation and ingenuity; Hutchies will give you the opportunities you’re seeking, to stretch yourself and achieve your goals. Over 105 years, we’ve created many structures – and built innumerable careers.
If working in construction is more than just a job to you, come and join us. Build a career with Hutchies.
In 2003 I started with Hutchinson Builders and as they say, ‘the rest is history’. I love my job … I could not see myself doing anything else.
Hutchinson Builders is a business based on people and relationships. We’ve never been a conventional construction business — and this continues to be a differentiator for us. Our culture is unique. Our achievements are the products of integrity, lifelong relationships, and a whole lot of heart –– characteristics rarely seen in modern business. Our success has grown from our distinctive organisational structure, and the enduring partnerships we have nurtured with suppliers, sub-contractors and clients. Our structure plays a large role in what sets us apart. It’s our backbone; our framework; our nerve centre. Ready access to business leaders is rare in large organisations, and yet our flat structure makes it easy for anyone to talk to the most senior people in Hutchies. Our structure reflects our culture: inclusive and accessible. In fact, it’s our golden rule – anyone at Hutchies can call anyone at any time about anything.
I believe the strongest measure of a company’s culture is the longevity of its employees. Hutchinson Builders is currently holding more than $20M of long service leave and employee entitlements – a compelling indication of the average tenure of our people. The fact that so many people have made their career here at Hutchies is our proudest achievement. I believe that work is about more than how you earn an income. Given that we’ll spend around 100,000 hours of our lives working, I think it’s imperative that work is more than a means to an end. People should be encouraged to follow a path they find rewarding and challenging in a happy, fair and supportive workplace. It’s an employer’s job to create this kind of workplace, and if the company gets this right, then the people will stay. Hutchies nurtures an environment that supports professional development, champions innovation and endorses a range of social events. We are all about people. It’s the human side of our business that has made us great so far. The relationships; the dedication; the loyalty. We are immensely proud of the entitlements we currently hold. They are a demonstration of the degree to which we have got the balance right for people to stay and continue to build on our success.
Just like any business, Hutchies is a continual ‘work in progress’. We have no tolerance for complacency, and we’re constantly changing and adapting to market demands. The entire company is motivated to simply be the best we can in every way – fair, competitive, non-adversarial; and delivering to the highest standards. Our mission is to consistently provide a high quality, cost effective service to our clients, and we continue to build the in-house expertise required to achieve this vision across more than 250 projects of all shapes, sizes and sectors each year. We have worked hard to build and maintain the relationships that lead to outcomes. We are committed to developing our people to reach their full potential. And we have learned to embrace and advocate innovation. Our strategy moving forward is to continue our focus on being an established, trusted and responsible builder. We will back our established geographical footprint around Australia, consolidate our strong financial position and build our capability to operate in all segments of the property industry. We are confident of our differentiators and key strategic drivers.
Hutchies is committed to continuing to build a diverse and representative employee base. We believe it makes good commercial sense to develop a workforce as multi-faceted as the communities in which we live and work. We have dedicated ourselves to building – and continue to nurture – open, honest, fair and collaborative relationships with all stakeholders in the workplace.
Hutchies has made a commitment to help employ 350 Indigenous Australians within the construction industry by 2019. This will be facilitated by our Indigenous employment and training program, leveraging our extensive sub-contractor and employer network.
We are also major sponsors of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) and are proud to improve the construction industry through the advancement of women.
We were born as a family business, and we’ve held on to the core values of forming long-term connections, taking care of each other and the community, and working towards a common goal. We’re passionate about staying integrated with our communities, giving back, and doing the right thing.
The story of Hutchies has great appeal to all of us as a community and as individuals. There is something real, genuine and inspiring about it – 5 generations – across each one – authentic, purposeful leadership with a clear vision – a shared ethos firmly grounded in integrity, diligence and service. A culture where relationships are key, where people matter, where people take care of each other, pulling together – hugely critical in this rigorous competitive industry – construction. Where that Australian thing we call “a fair go” is solid, understood and agreed.
The Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO
25th Governor General of Australia at Hutchies’ Toowong 105 Year Party
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Hutchies believes in investing in people. Our mission is to find the right person, and provide them with the right training to set them on the ultimate career trajectory. Our very own award winning training division, GCSC, has completed more than 20,000 inductions and delivers hands-on, enterprise-based learning experiences that will equip you with the most up-to-date information on equipment, policies and the latest construction techniques. Our hands-on leadership development program makes it possible to move through your entire career with us – from apprentice to team leader.
We are super-proud to have been awarded the 2017 Large Employer of the Year by the Australian Training Awards — the second time we've picked up this accolade.
We’re proud to be building Indigenous careers in the construction industry. Through our Statim-Yaga employment and training program, run in partnership with the Australian Federal Government, we have placed more than 320 candidates into employment since 2015. Hutchies is strongly aligned with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, communities, businesses and individuals. Our commitment to building relationships on the basis of hard-earned trust and respect is a big part of everything we do.
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“When I finished school I had the urge to pursue a career in construction and had an opportunity to get into landscaping / concreting before moving onto Q-Build where I got into contracting and admin. It wasn’t until I got to Hutchies when I realised how much I loved being a CA and how I get to work from both in the office and on site. Being in the mix of it, has its own challenges. I love the organised chaos of site. No matter the days, even when they’re long or never ending, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else with my life.” #humansofhutchies Jilleasa Challenor, Contract Administrator
"Within the time I’ve been with Hutchies I have been privileged to work with numerous extremely supportive men and women in varying roles on a vast amount of different projects and in several areas of the country and the business as a whole. The encouragement I have received at Hutchies has allowed me to take advantage of every opportunity I have been given and has allowed me to grow and continue advancing in my career." #humansofhutchies Bree Hoek, Contracts Manager
“The most challenging thing in this industry would be trying to create that good work life family balance. We obviously do big hours in the industry, we’ve got deadlines to meet and sometimes that means we have to work longer hours to meet those deadlines, but we also have to go home to our families and have family life as well, having to switch off when we leave at 5.30pm/6.00pm at night to go back to family life, spending time with kids, then having to wake up at 4.30am to be on site at 5:30am and doing it all again.” #humansofhutchies Joey Cassin, Site Manager
"It started after we had gone to the circus when I was about four years old. After that my parents put myself and my two siblings into the circus “The Flying Fruit Flies” and after that came basically 10 years of performing on weekends. I definitely didn’t have the normal childhood with footy on Saturdays; I trained for the circus every morning and night ready to perform on weekends. My experience as a kid going from training sessions to performances was great practice for the busy life at Hutchies!" #humansofhutchies Ben Clarke, IT Manager
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"I joined Hutchies straight after high school to begin my carpentry apprenticeship. Almost five years on I’m now working in an office based role, which is not something that I had even considered when I first started. It’s a testament to Hutchies as they’ve always provided the opportunity for anyone willing to put their hand up & have a go.” Humans of Hutchies #humansofhutchies - Matt Williams, Project Administrator
"The first construction company that I worked for was Lovemore & Company in Cape Town. I had graduated from university, was living in Durban and had faxed my CV to various companies trying to get a foot in the door with a reputable company. Moving to Cape Town was the move that gave me a great opportunity in the construction industry and what I learnt there has proved invaluable to my future employment in London and Brisbane.” Rob Diamond, Project Manager #humansofhutchies
"I honestly never would have imagined that I would end up working in the construction industry after growing up being invested in performing arts but after only 12 months of being in a construction team, everything changed. There’s something really special about the way we build here. Our company culture backed by its diversity really makes Hutchies special.” Humans of Hutchies - Sarah Smith, Cadet Contract Administrator #humansofhutchies
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I’ve been around the construction industry all my life. I guess it’s in my blood. I started working with a small building company when I left high school. The company was run by two brothers and they needed a young bloke to teach and pass on their knowledge. I’ve come a long way from that young bloke that swung a hammer some 22 years ago and it’s my turn to mentor the next generation of builders. There’s something special and unique about the building industry. We invest so much time in our projects that our buildings definitely become a part of us. It’s a pretty special feeling when you’re driving around with my wife and kids and they recognise the building I’ve built. Seeing the pride in their eyes just adds to why I joined the building industry.
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