September 2016 Coles Harrington Park

Congratulations to Coles Harrington Park Plaza who has won MWLP’s Business of the Month.

Coles Harrington Park Plaza is highly respected for its excellent customer service and is well supported by the local community.

They have been offering weekly work placements, to Year 11 and 12 students who are studying Retail as part of their Higher School Certificate, for the past eighteen months.

Store Manager, David Taylor enjoys being a part of the MWLP Linking Youth Program. He says “It is always good to give young people a chance and it is a great way to identify potential employees who will fit in to the store, the team and who will be able to interact with the customers.  It is much better to be able to asses them in the week they are with us than having to decide after a short interview.”

David adds “You get to try before you buy and the students get to prove to themselves if they have what it takes to work in our, sometimes challenging, environment.  We try to give the students as much experience and variety as possible.  They work in our Grocery Department, pack in Bakery, process back stock cages and work on store presentation. Students also spend time in Fresh Produce and learn about the different products, quality and processes and about markdowns.”

Coles is ranked fourth in LinkedIn’s Top 25 most sought after companies to work for in Australia and is also the top Retailer. Coles Supermarkets offers a wide selection of careers ranging from entry level management in Service, Bakery, Produce, Deli, Meat etc. to careers in Buying, Merchandising, Marketing, Safety and Human Resources.  According to David the sky is the limit at Coles where employees can be trained for Regional and State Managerial positions.

David encourages more students to undertake work placement at Coles Supermarkets.  “It is a great company to work for.”

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 . 

You could win promotion on C91.3FM, feature in the Macarthur Advertiser and win grand seating movie passes from United Cinemas Narellan.

Students also require work placement in other areas such as Automotive, Business Services, Construction, Electro technology, Entertainment, Financial Services, Hospitality, Human Services, Information & Digital Technology, Metal & Engineering, Primary Industries and Tourism.

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



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