August 2011 – Macquarie Links International Golf Club

Outstanding Business of the Month:  Macquarie Links International Golf Club

Our winner this month boasts a championship golf course, gracious and attentive service, fine food and excellent business and social events, including weddings and theme nights. Established in 2001, with some 60 staff, Macquarie Links International Golf Club is proud to be associated with the MWLP program.

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Ved Prasad, Executive Chef/Food and Beverage Manager oversees the Club’s operations.  Since 2003 he has been offering Year 11 and 12 students, who are studying Hospitality as part of their HSC, real hands on learning opportunities.

Ved is passionate about Macarthur’s youth and is keen to ‘show them the ropes’.  “Students arrive not knowing what to expect and seeing them leave at the end of the week with a smile on their faces is very satisfying”, says Ved.  His advice to the students is to “look for your spark – don’t just find a job, find a career you’re passionate about”.

Ved likes the idea of giving back to the community and he believes the MWLP program is a win/win situation.  He gets to help the students decide whether the hospitality industry is for them.  Ved and his staff get to develop their own skills and leadership styles from dealing with the students.  “It’s also a great way to promote your business and find staff.  We’ve employed at least six casuals from the program” commented Ved.

His message for other businesses is to get involved.  “It’s a unique way to find staff, give back to the community and help our youth.  It’s great to be part of this program” says Ved.

As this month’s exceptional winner, Macquarie Links International Golf Club will receive profiling in the Macarthur Chronicle, one month’s free advertising on C91.3FM, exposure on www.mwlp.com.au and thanks to Event Cinemas Campbelltown, Gold Class 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 Hospitality are Automotive, Business Services, Construction, Entertainment, 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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