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HIA awards Australian Apprentice of the Year

Media release

HIA awards Australian Apprentice of the Year

Media release
Tasmanian carpentry apprentice Oliver Burnell was announced as Australia’s top apprentice for the year at the 2024 HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards in Cairns on Saturday night.

Oliver won the 2024 HIA Jim Brookes Australian Apprentice; as a testimony to his commitment and passion for the building industry.  

Oliver's professionalism, meticulous attention to detail, and pride in his work reflect his deep commitment to representing his employer Ronald Young + Co Builders in the best possible way.

Following the completion of an accounting degree, Oliver’s journey is an example of the many different ways people can enter into an apprenticeship and a career in construction. Since starting his apprenticeship, Oliver estimates he has worked on over 60 different houses.

This award not only celebrates Oliver's experience but also highlights the hard work and commitment of all apprentices in the construction industry.

HIA recognised all HIA’s Regional Apprentices of the Year at the event acknowledging them as aspiring tradespeople of tomorrow. With the industry in dire need of qualified trades, these apprentices are excellent examples of success.

"It's truly inspiring to see such dedication and passion across the board. Apprentices like Oliver Burnell are the future of our industry. We need to be proud of their accomplishments and those employers who take time out of their business to support and train them,” Ms Martin concluded.

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2024 HIA Australian Apprentice of the Year

Winner: Oliver Burnell - Ronald Young & Co Builders

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2024 HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards winners
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2024 HIA-CSR Australian Home of the Year
Partnered by CSR
BCM Homes
Victoria
2024 HIA Australian Apartment of the Year
Partnered by Bondor
Bronxx
NSW
2024 HIA Australian Apartment Complex
Partnered by Daikin Australia
Bronxx
NSW
2024 HIA Jim Brookes Australian Apprentice
Partnered by Stratco
Oliver Burnell
Tasmania
2024 HIA Australian Bathroom of the Year
Partnered by Caroma
Pichelmann Custom Building and Precise Custom Joinery
ACT/SNSW
2024 HIA Australian Bathroom Design
Partnered by Tradelink
Concepts by Gavin Hepper
NSW
2024 HIA Australian Custom Built Home
Partnered by ActronAir
BCM Homes
Victoria
2024 HIA Australian Display Home
Partnered by Clipsal by Schneider Electric
Horizon Homes
NSW
2024 HIA Australian Kitchen of the Year
Partnered by HIA Insurance Services
Craig Linke Bespoke Building
South Australia
2024 HIA Australian Kitchen Design
Partnered by Robam Kitchen Appliances
Studio Minosa
NSW
2024 HIA Australian Outdoor Project
Partnered by Toyota for Business
Liam Gilligan Builders
North Queensland
2024 HIA-CSR Australian People’s Choice Home
Partnered by CSR
BCM Homes
Victoria
2024 HIA Australian Project Home
Partnered by James Hardie
The Rural Building Company
Western Australia
HIA Australian Professional Small Builder / Renovator
Partnered by Companion Systems
Ultimo Constructions
Western Australia
2024 HIA Australian Professional Medium Builder / Renovator
Partnered by Companion Systems
St Joseph Affordable Homes
Tasmania
2024 HIA Australian Professional Major Builder 2024
Partnered by Companion Systems
AVID Developments
Queensland
2024 HIA Australian Renovation / Addition Project
Partnered by COLORBOND steel
Zorzi
Western Australia
2024 HIA Australian Spec Home
Partnered by Stratco
VM Building
Western Australia
2024 HIA Australian Specialised Housing
Partnered by Merlin Garage Door Openers
M+J Builders
Northern Territory
2024 HIA Australian Start-up Business
Partnered by American Express Australia
Crew Built
South Australia
2024 HIA Australian Townhouse / Villa Development
Partnered by Brickworks
DNA Architects and Bellevue Building Projects
ACT/SNSW
2024 HIA Australian Townhouse / Villa of the Year
Partnered by Sika Australia
MK Building Group
Victoria
2024 HIA Sir Phillip Lynch Award of Excellence Colleen May
Victoria

To download images of the winning projects visit: media.hia.com.au

For more information please contact:

Jocelyn Martin

Managing Director
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