May 2014 – Trade Secret, Campbelltown

Trade Secret deals directly with top brands from all over the world to bring you the latest season fashion and homewares, for up to 60% less than other stores prices, every day. All the amazing items you discover at Trade Secret are genuine first quality products – no seconds or samples.

Apart from offering Macarthur great discount prices they also offer wonderful opportunities to Macarthur Year 11 and 12 students who are studying Retail as part of their Higher School Certificate. The students get to undertake a one week work placement.


Jakki Titherington, Manager, enjoys bringing the kids on board and giving them an insight into her business whilst building up their confidence. The students are so good that Jakki has offered approximately 50% of them casual positions within her store.

The students are exposed to many areas of the business including retail, marketing, planning, logistics, warehousing and visual merchandising – just to name a few.

Jakki has a message for other businesses that are not involved in the MWLP Work Placement Program “The youth are our future. Give them a go. We all have to learn. It’s win-win. When we take the students on afterwards, as casuals, they know the day to day running of the business. They know what to expect and fit in well having completed a previous work placement with us,” she says.

As this month’s outstanding winner, Trade Secret will receive profiling in the Campbelltown, Camden and Wollondilly editions of the Macarthur Chronicle, one month’s free advertising on C91.3FM, exposure on 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

Areas of interest other than Retail 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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