June 2017 Macarthur Kitchens

Macarthur Kitchens is a family owned and operated business, based in Macarthur, that has been delivering exceptional service to customers across the greater Sydney region for over 40 years.

They specialise in the design and installation of kitchens, bathrooms, laundries, walk-in wardrobes, home offices, studies and specialty cabinetry.

Since 2008 owners Adrian and Sue Strijiland have been offering Year 11 and 12 students valuable week-long work placements.  The students are studying Construction as part of their Higher School Certificate and the work placement is mandatory.

Sue Strijiland commented “We decided to join the MWLP Linking Youth Program and take on students when we saw the difference in our son on completion of his work placement.  It’s a worthwhile thing to do.  The students come with some experience and know the basics.  It’s the best way to interview.  Our 4th Year Apprentice came through the program and we have employed quite a few casuals over the years as well.”

Students clean and file, clean doors and panels, put cupboards together and are taught to operate the edgebander machine. They also help with deliveries and installation.  Macarthur Kitchens even tailor the work to suit the student.

Sue has a message for businesses “Being a part of the MWLP Linking Youth program is definitely a win/win situation.  Not only is it beneficial for the student, they can bring you business.  We have done kitchens for parents and teachers in the past.  You get access to the workforce of the future and connect with young people.”

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 (02) 4625 1863 or email peter.miller@mwlp.com.au

You could win promotion on C91.3FM, feature in the Macarthur Advertiser and win a lavish weekend high tea for two at the Swissotel Sydney.

Students also require work placement in other areas such as Automotive, Business Services, Electrotechnology, Entertainment, Hospitality, Human Services, Information & Digital 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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