April 2013 – Macarthur Automotive – Mercedes Benz

Outstanding Business Winner:  Macarthur Automotive – Mercedes Benz

Macarthur Automotive – Mercedes Benz is an authorised Mercedes Benz dealership, specialising in sales, service and spare parts.  They have served customers in the south west since 1981.

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Macarthur Automotive – Mercedes Benz is passionate about the Macarthur community and has been offering Year 11 and 12 students, who are studying Automotive as part of their Higher School Certificate, week-long work placements in their workshop since 2009.

Service Manager, Chris Ferry believes the MWLP work placement program is a great opportunity for students to get an idea of the day to day role of a technician and how the industry works.  Ideally this will assist the students to make an informed decision about whether the automotive trade is for them.

Whilst on their work placement students undertake manual labour, cleaning, assisting with mechanical repairs and diagnostic/electrical work, parts inventory and car detailing.

Chris has a message for other Macarthur businesses “Get involved.  It’s great for the student, the business and the community as a whole.  It’s particularly good for us as we get to identify the students with a definite interest in the automotive trade.  It’s also ideal for us as we get to showcase our business.”

As this month’s outstanding winner, Macarthur Automotive – Mercedes Benz will receive profiling in the Macarthur Chronicle, one month’s free advertising on C91.3FM, exposure on www.mwlp.com.au and thanks to United Cinemas Narellan, Grand Seating movie tickets.

To find out how your business can become involved in hosting HSC students for week-long work placements, please phone Peter Miller at MWLP on 4625 1863 or email peter.miller@mwlp.com.au

Areas of interest other than Automotive are Business Services, Construction, Entertainment, Financial Services, Hospitality, Information Technology, Metal & Engineering, Primary Industries, Retail and Tourism.

It’s a great way to showcase your business and it’s free.

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