After a rigorous judging process, North Construction & Building was awarded the 2018 Medium Employer of the Year Award at this year’s Australian Training Awards held in Sydney last week.
North Managing Director, Tim Cornish said this is one of the most important awards for North as it not only recognises the substantial investment the company makes towards staff development but it is done on a national level.
“This award is a testament to North Construction employees’ dedication to training, culture and values,” Tim said.
“The effort and time we put into our training program continues to differentiate us from others in the market and we’re thankful for receiving this wonderful acknowledgment of our staff development and training practices.”
Investing in Australian apprenticeships underlines North’s commitment to staff development and long-term careers.
With approximately 95 full-time staff across offices in Tuggerah and Broadmeadow, North provides a training and development environment in sync with the company’s strategic direction. This includes a history of investing in work placements, trade apprenticeships and cadetships which contributes to the pool of future North employees and strengthens the overall construction industry.
“Being an employer of choice has long been a part of our company’s stated vision,” said Matthew Cook, North Director and Incoming Managing Director.
“This prestigious award further validates our efforts thus far in making this vision a reality.”
The Australian Training Awards are the peak national awards for vocational education and training (VET) delivered annually under the governance of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG).
The awards not only recognise outstanding contributions made to skilling Australia on a national level, but also promote continuous improvement and innovation in the design and delivery of VET.
The awards are held annually in November in a different state or territory. This year’s Australian Training Awards were held in Sydney on Thursday 15 November.
IMAGE | North Managing Director, Tim Cornish and Director and Incoming Managing Director, Matthew Cook.
Founded in 1987, North Construction & Building has become one of the most trusted construction companies throughout the Central Coast, Hunter Valley and Newcastle. With offices in Tuggerah and Newcastle, North has worked on some of the region’s largest projects across the health, aged care, education and commercial sectors, delivering consistency and quality underpinned by robust safety and environmental systems. Testament to North’s success are the many MBA Construction awards won since 2004 including the honour of being Commercial Builder of the Year for 2011, 2016 and 2017 by the Newcastle MBA.