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JAMES CROWNED MASTER BUILDERS APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR

16-Nov-2012
Following Launceston Carpenter Rheanna Chenhall's success in 2011, a Fairbrother apprentice has once again taken out the Master Builders state and national Apprentice of the Year title.

Southern Construction's James Gamble was presented with the accolade at an awards ceremony in Canberra during November - the second consecutive year that a Fairbrother apprentice has won the title and the fifth time the national award has been won by a Fairbrother apprentice.


MAY EDITION OF 'WHAT'S BUILDING?' OUT NOW!

20-May-2014
'What's Building?' - newsletter of the Fairbrother group of companies.

The May edition of 'What's Building?' is available for download here.


Position Vacant: Project Manager

21-Sep-2016
Project Manager position available in Bendigo

Fairbrother is looking for a Project Manager to join its Bendigo construction division.

Expressions of interest are invited from suitably qualified and experienced applicants.

Click here to view the position information.


SAFFIRE RESORT WINS CIRCA ARCHITECTURE HOTEL OF THE YEAR 2011

14-Nov-2011
Rising above a fantastically diverse range of hospitality projects, WAN is proud to announce Circa Architecture's Saffire Resort project in Coles Bay, Tasmania as the first ever winner of the Hotel of the Year Award.

→ Read the full story at WORLD ARCHITECTURE NEWS.COM


TASMANIAN AWARDS SUCCESS

28-Aug-2013
Fairbrother takes out 4 Awards for Excellence plus the Employee and Apprentice of the Year titles at the 2013 Master Builders Tasmania Awards.

In Tasmania, Fairbrother has been recognised with six Tasmanian awards for excellence including:
- Commercial Renovation under $500,000 - MyState Collins Street
- New Construction $1m to $2m - Devonport Maritime Museum
- New Construction over $10m - Port Sorell Primary School
- Best Use of Timber - Devonport Maritime Museum
- Apprentice of the Year - P
hil De Jong (Southern Construction)
- Employee of the Year - Dion Clarke (Fairbrother Joinery)

This is the third consecutive year that a Fairbrother apprentice has taken out the Apprentice of the Year title in Tasmania.  Phil De Jong will now progress to judging in the 2013 Master Builders Australia National Apprentice of the Year award; a title held by Fairbrother apprentices for the past two years - an unparalleled achievement in the Australian construction industry.

Congratulations also to Dion Clarke from Devonport - himself a former state and national apprentice of the year - who secured the inaugural Employee of the Year Award.  Dion epitomises the dedication and commitment shown by so many of our people.


THREE IN A ROW

20-Dec-2013
Fairbrother Apprentice wins National Master Builders Apprentice of the Year for third consecutive year.

At the annual MBA Awards in Canberra in November, Southern Construction's Phil De Jong was crowned the 2013 National Apprentice of the Year, continuing a remarkable track record for the company and for Tasmania.

“As one of many builders represented in the audience that night, I can’t begin to tell you how proud I was to hear our name called out for the third year in a row,” said Craig Edmunds, CEO of the Fairbrother Group of Companies.

“Rheanna’s win in 2011 was exciting enough, not just because she was our first female Apprentice to win the award, but because it followed earlier wins by Fairbrother apprentices 2003, '04 and '06.  So when Southern Construction’s James Gamble won the title in 2012, it felt like our efforts had been well and truly validated."

Master Builders Tasmania Executive Director, Michael Kerschbaum commended Fairbrother on its accomplishments.

“In the past ten years Fairbrother has won no less than seven state and six national titles, as well as numerous awards for excellence as a leading employer of trade apprentices,” he said.

“This record is a credit to everyone at Fairbrother who plays a role in the training, mentoring and career paths of its apprentices.  It is also testament to Fairbrother’s selection processes, because they have consistently selected some of the best apprentices in the country.”