Celebrating our formidable apprentices

ABN Training recently hosted their annual Apprentice Awards Night, which allowed us to acknowledge the accomplishments and contributions of the exceptional trainees and apprentices who are growing their trade skills in our programs. 

It’s also an opportunity to thank our dedicated host trainers, supporters and suppliers.

The development of our future tradespeople is something that we hold especially dear at ABN Group. Since 2004, we’ve had over 1,600 people go through our training program; many then continuing to work with the Group after graduating. 

A massive congratulations to all our winners and nominees. The future looks bright for our industry with the high calibre of young people developing their trade.

Our 2023 winners

  • Safety Award (Apprentice) – Timothy Fraser, Ceiling Solutions
  • Safety Award (Host Trainer) – Shane Carriage, Oyster Ceilings
  • Most Improved Apprentice​ – Thomas White​, Boeing Plumbing
  • Host Trainer Award – Lawrie Tylor​, Stratham Bricklaying
  • Best First Year Apprentice​ – Tanika Koutsoukis​, Dale Alcock Homes
  • Best Second Year Apprentice​ – Heath Jarvis​, The Maker Designer Kitchens and Aaron Scott, Dale Alcock Homes
  • Best Third/Final Year Apprentice​ – Finn Dau​, Dale Alcock Homes South West
  • Bricklaying Award – Jake Pawski, Celebration Homes
  • Carpentry & Joinery Award​ – Finn Dau​, Dale Alcock Homes South West
  • Painting & Decorating Award​ – Tayla Woolaway, Dale Alcock Homes
  • Plastering Award – Braedyn Campbell​, Celebration Homes
  • Plumbing Award – Caleb Browne​, Boeing Plumbing
  • Roof Plumbing Award – Blake Haseldine​, HiPoint Roofing WA
  • The Maker Designer Kitchens Award​ – Heath Jarvis, The Maker Designer Kitchens ​
  • Wall & Ceiling Fixing Award​ – Timothy Fraser, Ceiling Solutions

Recognising our supporters

The success of our apprentices is thanks to the community of supporters they have around them, including host trainers, site managers, subbies, suppliers and the ABN Training team. Your support makes a real difference in developing the future of our industry. 

We also want to express our gratitude to our sponsors who donated some fantastic prizes for our apprentices. We appreciate their support and partnership and for empowering the work of ABN Training. Your support really makes a difference in the work we do.

Our sponsors included Apprenticeship Support Australia, Austral Bricks, Brick and Block Careers, Bunnings, Centurion Garage Doors, Clipsal, CSR, Construction Training Fund, Dulux, Hanson, Independent Timber Supplies, Makita, MEGT, Milwaukee, OX Tools, Reece and Tool Kit Depot.