Ipswich Grammar School
A career in construction was the obvious choice for former Ipswich Grammar School student Jarred Hancock. ‘It’s something I’ve had an interest in for a long time.
I’ve grown up around buildings my whole life. My dad is a builder — he built the first house in Springfield — and my brother is a carpenter.’
Jarred considered following in his brother’s footsteps after finishing Year 12 but decided to pursue a Bachelor of Construction majoring in management at the University of Southern Queensland’s Springfield campus instead.
He says: ‘I’ve always looked up to my brother and I thought seriously about being a carpenter. But I really wanted to further my education at university.’
‘I really like communicating with people, organising things, and working as a team. My degree in construction management allows me to combine my people skills and interest in management with my passion for construction and design. It’s the perfect mix for me.’
When he’s not studying, Jarred can be found on the site of his dad’s latest property development. ‘I’ve been doing some labouring and carpentry work for my dad to get some experience. It’s great. I finish my lecture and then head over to help out wherever I can.'
After he graduates, Jarred would like to work with his dad and brother in the family business or as a construction manager for a large company.
‘My ultimate goal is to become a construction manager for a major property developer. But even to get the chance to do some work experience for one of the big names in construction would be amazing.’
Subjects: Drama, English, Geography, Maths A, Physical Education, Technology Studies
Career goal: To be a construction manager
Last updated: 09-Feb-2016