January 2009 – Bush’s Pet Foods

Outstanding Business of the Month: Bush’s Pet Foods

Macarthur Workplace Learning Program is very lucky to have the opportunity to work with numerous local, passionate, forward thinking businesses who are great supporters of the youth of Macarthur. One of these businesses is Bush’s Pet Foods which is why they have been awarded the prestigious MWLP Host of the Month award!


Bush’s Pet Foods is a local manufacturing company producing high quality pet food. They are located on Williamson Road at Ingleburn. This local company provides employment for approximately 250 employees and their pet food is available nationally as well as exported to over 50 countries.

Senior Vice President, Supply Chain, Stuart Harman says “Supporting local schools and students is not only valuable to the community, but Bush’s benefit from the students as well. We have had students that have enjoyed their time so much that they have made comments about returning for paid work one day.¬† It is good to see well mannered, well adjusted and well presented youth coming into the workplace and adjusting to an adult working environment”.

Sue McIntosh, Purchasing Administrator added “It’s a fantastic way to see the quality of the young people in the area. Everybody wins – the local schools, the students as well as the local businesses”.

It’s often the small things that a student does that makes them stand out. Sue remembers a particular student with a fantastic attitude. He remembered everyone’s name and on his second day of work placement re-introduced himself to his work colleagues. A very professional touch!

As MWLP Host of the Month Bush’s Pet Foods will receive profiling in the Macarthur Chronicle, one month’s free advertising on C91.3fm, exposure on MWLP’s website and thanks to Greater Union Macarthur, Gold Class movie tickets.

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

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


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