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Maddison Petrie

After completing high school, I began working in a small civil construction company as a I.T Technician. A couple years later I relocated to Brisbane and started work in a large engineering firm as a Trainee structural designer. Unfortunately, I became redundant, so I moved back home and started work in a local butcher shop. …

Chantelle Love

I grew up in NSW riding horses and playing hockey. I moved to QLD when I was in grade 6 and started going to work with my dad during the school holidays. I studied woodwork & engineering at school as electives. In grade 12 I was offered a position at Gold Coast School of Construction…

Christine Roelofs

I always knew I liked numbers because numbers are very black and white.  I am not the creative or imaginative type so understandable why I was attracted to Accounting.  I have followed the very traditional path starting with a Graduate role along side University studies then only my CPA.  During the years I have progressed…

Alex Walker

I was never overly interested in school, and struggled to stay motivated, always leaving assignments until the last minute and just scraping through exams.  Hearing all my friends talk about going to uni, or the passion they had for their future career was daunting when I had no idea what I wanted to do, and…

Nikki Rankine

I grew up mostly in Canberra with my parents and 2 younger brothers also spending time on my grandparent’s farm in NSW. I completed high school in Brisbane. I was pretty confused about what to do after leaving school and my university application forms in 1995 were for Engineering, Architecture, Law, Commerce and Arts! I…

Shannon Scott

I grew up in central Queensland. Loved playing hockey and played any sport I could. I hung out with my Border Collie and chilled at the beach when I could get there. I am an outdoors type person. I joined the navy when I left school after year 12 where I completed my first trade…

National HSE Co-ordinator

The National Health, Safety and Enviroment Co-ordinator for Hutchinson Builders works across all teams around Australia. This role ensures that teams understand what is required to be in place to meet to Health, Safety and Environmental requirements. The position works with project teams to come up with ways to build unusual or difficult buildings. In…

Sonja Toft

My heritage is Czech, Russian and Ukrainian. Both my parents were born overseas and came with their parents as refugees to Australia after the 2nd world war. My Russian grandma was a big influence in my life, particularly as a young adult and I learnt two really important life lessons from her – that family…

Manager Process Engineering Resource Recovery

This role manages a team of engineers who look after the operation and fine tuning of 27 wastewater treatment plants to make sure they run optimally – and meet the required environmental standards at minimal cost (based on chemicals, electricity & other costs). People think it sounds a bit ‘yucky’ working with wastewater (or sewage)…

Shannon McNamara

I started my journey as part of the traineeship program as a Dam Operator for Seqwater. During this time, I was nominated and a successful winner for Trainee of the year for South East Queensland 2020. Having worked most of my previous career in retail and balancing that with being a mum and raising 3…

Sam Mellor

I went to uni after finishing Yr 12 to do a Bachelor of Primary Education. This wasn’t what I was looking for so I dropped out of uni and took on a role as an Admin Assistant. I soon realised after a few years doing office work that I didn’t want to be stuck inside…