May 2009 – Wilton Engineering Pty. Ltd.

Outstanding Business of the Month: Wilton Engineering Pty. Ltd.

With a turbulent short-term business outlook, it is easy to lose sight of the future that we all have a stake in making happen. That picture is of a prosperous Macarthur community – depicted by continuing generations of highly skilled, job-ready, innovative young people who add value to our workforce and society. These young people are in our schools and TAFE colleges right now – and they need real workplace experience to assist with their development.


Enter this month’s inspiring award winner, Arex – Wilton Engineering Pty Ltd, who has been tireless in offering Macarthur youth, hands-on learning opportunities since 2001. They take the time to interview students prior to their work placement to assess their experience and desires. They then tailor the work to best suit the students and if the evaluations are anything to go by, the students love it.

Arex – Wilton Engineering Managing Director, Mitchell Heffernan, believes this type of hands-on learning cuts down on kids making wrong choices.  “It gives them the opportunity to rethink or confirm their career strategy”, he says.

Mitchell also states – “I think every small business should get involved in this great program. It really doesn’t cost much – only some dedicated time to help create the next generation’s workforce.  It is always great to have a student who already has an understanding about our industry and wants to achieve something in their life.”

Mitchell has been so impressed with the calibre of MWLP students that some of them have been invited back as casual employees during school holidays.

Arex – Wilton Engineering Pty Ltd is a small privately owned company specialising in CNC machining and precision fabrications. They employ 12-15 local employees and have been in business for 20 years.

As this months MWLP winner, Arex – Wilton Engineering Pty Ltd 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 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 Amber Hope at MWLP on 4625 1863 or email

Areas of interest are Automotive, Business Services, Construction, Entertainment, Hospitality, 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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