June 2014 – Southwell Lifts & Hoists

Southwell Lifts & Hoists design, manufacture, install and service, Lifts, Goods Hoists, Goods Lifts, Freight Hoists, Freight Lifts, Goods Personnel Lifts, Goods Personnel Hoists, Car Lifts, Car Hoists (ride on and non-ride on versions) Truck Lifts, Scissor Lifts, Elevating Work Platforms and Airport Ground Support Equipment.

 For the past seven years Southwell Lifts & Hoists has been offering one week work placements to Year 11 and 12 students who are studying Metal & Engineering as part of their Higher School Certificate.


Production Manager, Stephen Cantrill, believes that we should be training our youth for the future, whilst supporting the local community.  “The pool of talent is diminishing and boilermakers are becoming scarce.  We need to attract young people to our trade and that is why we give students from the MWLP program a chance to get onsite training,” says Stephen. 

 He adds “We are currently looking for an apprentice and this is an ideal way to assess possible candidates.  We put time into these kids, allocate them to a tradesperson and get them actively involved in basic drilling, preassembly, fitting, turning and welding.  We will even tailor the work for the right student.  I have been in the trade for some 30 years and it is rewarding to see some students go on to become competent tradespeople and even managers.  I believe that those companies not taking on students are missing an opportunity.  Give them a go – it’s really not that hard!”

 As this month’s outstanding winner, Southwell Lifts & Hoists will receive profiling in the Campbelltown, Camden and Wollondilly editions of 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 Metal & Engineering are Automotive, Business Services, Construction, Entertainment, Hospitality, Information Technology, Primary Industries, Retail and Tourism.

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

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