Hannah is seizing her future in construction

March 9, 2023 | General

Paynter Dixon continues to celebrate and support second-year carpentry apprentice, Hannah Ipsen, as her career in construction grows.

Last year, Hannah was named ‘First Year – Apprentice of the Year’ at the 2022 Master Builders Association Excellence in State Awards.

“Before I became an apprentice, I was worried that I wouldn’t be strong enough or be able to overcome certain challenges,” says Hannah. “But the guys on site are heaps supportive with it all. They help out out with any trouble that I have.”

“While it might be a male-dominated industry, everything is equal on a work site!”

In the spirit of International Women’s Day on Tuesday, 8 March, the MBA shone a light on Hannah and the outlook for gender equality in construction.

In 2023 Master Builders continues to see record numbers of female apprentices in Carpentry. Women now make up almost 8% of all Master Builders Carpentry apprentices. This is more than double the industry NSW average of 2%.

Watch the MBA’s video profile on Hannah below, or read their insightful article.