The Awards Night

Hutchies Training hosted the 12th annual National Awards night on 9 February 2020, recognising the hard work and determination of our apprentices, cadets and future leaders. The night was a great success, everyone celebrated in high spirits, mingling and reminiscing on the highs and lows of the previous year. 

The awards took place at The Outpost, a unique retro styled dive bar which sits within the walls of the #HutchiesBuilt Fortitude Music Hall. The venue was funded and constructed by Hutchies’ very own chairman, Scott Hutchinson as a passion project in 2019 and as such holds a special place in his heart. During the evening guests were invited by Scott to take part in a private behind the scenes tour of the FMH which has been coined Brisbane’s newest and most impressive live music venue.


The Winners

Every year we identify an exceptional apprentice, cadet and a future leader from Hutchies’ training and professional development programs. Teams nominate candidates who are recognised for consistently performing beyond expectations during the previous 12 months. The selection process gets harder each year and this year was no exception with us receiving the highest number of nominations in the history of the awards. The calibre of the nominees was extremely high and the judges found it difficult to choose the winners. Each judging panel contacted supervisors, peers and site managers to find out more details to help them make the unenviable decisions.

Although there can only be one winner in each category, we would like acknowledge all of the nominees. To be nominated means that they have demonstrated a significant contribution to their team and Hutchies. We congratulate the following winners on their hard work, determination and tenacity over the last 12 months.


Cadet of the Year

Jacob Montgomery (Team / Rohan Barry)

During the past year Jacob has presented great commitment to meet the goals of the team. He is extremely adaptive in his role and holds the ability to easily meld with his co-workers. Jacob is known for his great communication skills, which has been a huge asset to the estimating team as he helps submit a variety of tenders. He has proven capability of working under tight deadlines while attaining excellent results.


Future Leader Award

Peter Tegg (Team / Levi Corby & Paul Hart)

Peter was nominated by his client, described as being "proactive, responsive, brainstorming solutions with mutual respect, going above and beyond, taking ownership". In 2019 Peter won Cadet of the year and he has only continued to grow as he has seamlessly transitioned into a leader and an indispensable part of the team. Peter’s communication skills, grasp of the big issues and the ability to deliver everything with a sense of humour makes him a stand out winner. Time and time again Peter builds trust with his client through his friendly demeanour and immediately establishes connections with subcontractors. His team believes Peter is a future project manager without doubt and has a very bright future with Hutchies. .


Apprentice of the Year

Troy Phillips (Team / Fred Brands)

Troy is an exemplary work colleague and team member. He has shown an enormous amount of growth within his years as an apprentice and continues to excel in all areas. Currently, Troy has assumed the role as the main resource point for quality management on site. He is friendly, professional and well respected by all those that deal with him on a day to day basis. His appearance is always respectable and he is eager to both learn and help.

Runner Ups​


Cadet of the Year Runner Up

Rhys Hall

Team / Nick Silcox Rhys is an extremely fast learner, who is intelligent, friendly and loves to help people. He is passionate about his role, always keen to learn all he can to help him excel. He has shown himself to be a very dedicated worker who is excelling at his work as he undertakes his first project.


Future Leader of the Year Runner Up

Matthew Downes

Team / Rohan Barry Matthew is extremely mature beyond his years, showing great promise as he continues to grow within Hutchies. He is extremely passionate about his role and takes a proactive and ethical approach to his work. Matthew has mastered the balance of his site and office duties as he seamlessly transitions between the two.


Apprentice of the Year Runner Up

Jake Anderson

Team / Kyal Hare Jake takes initiative and gets involved where ever possible, making the most of opportunities when they are presented. He is the ideal apprentice, as he works hard each day to learn and hon his skils. Jakes happy demeanour sees him build rapport with clients and colleagues, being described by an external party as the most knowledgeable and professional apprentice he has ever met.

Apprentice Excellence Awards

The Apprentice Excellence Awards are for apprentices who have excelled in their profession and worthy of special recognition.


Apprentice Excellence Award

Kye Hargreaves

Team / Michael Michell


Apprentice Excellence Award

Jesse Rollings

Team / Russell Fryer


Apprentice Excellence Award

Jesse Atherton

Team / Greg Crittall

Hutchies Training

Hutchies Training and our development programs were originally established to enhance the capacity and capability of our Hutchies and our subbies workforce. We’re passionate about investing in our most valuable resource — our people. Our industry leading training provides opportunities for skills development that nurture our workers from grass roots through to future leaders. We’re proud of our 90% VET completion rate, compared to the Australian average of 60%. In 2017 and 2011 our commitment to developing our people saw us named Large Employer of the Year at the Australian Training Awards.