July 2013 – Fair Dinkum Tiling

Established some 25 years ago Fair Dinkum Tiling is involved in all aspects of wall and floor tiling, whether it is Domestic or Commercial, new or a renovation.  All their work comes from the Macarthur region.

Owner/Operator, Jon Bancroft, became involved with the MWLP Work Placement Program about three years ago.  He was concerned about the lack of interest in the trade being shown by young people and wanted to change this.

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Jon offers Year 11 and 12 students who are studying Construction as part of their Higher School Certificate the opportunity to undertake real hands-on learning in his business.  Jon says “The students offer you assistance.  They keep the job site tidy and run lots of errands.  I enjoy giving back to the Community and believe the MWLP program is great.  It’s a benefit to you and to the community and you’ve got nothing to lose”.

Giving these students an opportunity to undertake work placement in his business allows Jon to assess their potential.  He was so impressed with a student from Picton High last year that Jon hired him as an Apprentice.

As this month’s outstanding winner, Fair Dinkum Tiling 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 Construction are Automotive, Business Services, Hospitality, Entertainment, Financial Services, 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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