Business of the Month May 2019

Best & Less Bankstown caters for the whole family offering great products at great prices. They have been servicing the Bankstown community for over 20 years and employ 22 staff.

Best & Less Bankstown are passionate about youth and offer two students every week the opportunity to put the skills they are learning in the classroom to good use in the store. The students are in years 11 and 12 and studying Retail as part of their HSC.

The students get vital on the job experience necessary to pass their HSC and attain their Certificate III in Retail Operations.

Assistant Store Manager, Alana Robinson enjoys hosting the students.  She says “They help us out and are a free pair of hands. We assign them the jobs we don’t always have time for. They are also a great source of employment. Because they have spent the week with us, they have a good understanding of what is expected of them.”

Students tasks include customer service, fitting room service, stock merchandising and presentation.

Alana adapts the work to suit the students and those with a good eye for detail will be involved in mark downs and visual merchandising.

Alana adds “The program is also beneficial for some of our staff who get to supervise the students. They enjoy delegating for a change.”

MWLP CEO Dr David M Williams appreciates the great commitment Best & Less has to the work placement program, stating “Best & Less is a great role model to other employers for offering important opportunities to our youth. Well done and thanks for your continuing support”.

Business of the Month winners are promoted on our website, Facebook and LinkedIn.  Their article is published in our monthly e-newsletter which is distributed to hundreds of our stakeholders.

Winners also receive a gift voucher valued at $100.

To find out how your business can become involved in hosting HSC students for week-long work placements, please phone either Michael Everett or Peter Miller at MWLP on + 61 4625 1863 or email

Students require work placement in other areas such as Automotive, Business Services, Construction, Electrotechnology, Entertainment, 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.