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Nov 2, 2012    


L to R Emily Woodhall, Mitchell Hamilton-Cropp, and winner Sheree Farmer

(Photo courtesy of Peter Secheny Photography)

The MWLP Work Placement Student of the Year for 2012 was announced recently at the MG My Gateway Apprentice & Trainee Awards.

Of the 3,000 Macarthur students undertaking work placement for their HSC, 63 were nominated by their Host Employers to go on the MWLP Honour Roll. Following rigorous judging three talented finalists emerged.

Emily Woodhall from Elderslie High School, Mitchell Hamilton-Cropp and Sheree Farmer; both from Picton High were standouts.

The winner, Sheree Farmer was nominated by two employers – Wollondilly Shire Council and Richardson and Wrench. Adam from Richardson and Wrench commented that “Sheree was an absolute gem! From the moment she started she impressed – she was well presented and applied herself really well.”

Sheree was delighted to receive the award. “I am really proud of myself and couldn’t have done it without my family, teachers and the great staff at both of my host employers. Actually undertaking work placement showed me the difference between learning a task at school and putting it into practice in the work place. I loved the people I worked with”, Sheree said.

Sheree would like a career involving law. At this stage she is thinking of pursuing a career in the Police Force or as a legal secretary.

Business Services Teacher, Bob Greenwood was not surprised by Sheree’s win. “Sheree is outstanding. I always knew she would do well. Always prepared, ready to follow through and not scared to ask questions, Sheree has the maturity to excel in the work force”, said Mr Greenwood.

Four years ago MWLP and MG My Gateway combined forces to acknowledge work placement students. Each year MWLP organises some 3,000 placements in areas that are relevant to their studies ie Automotive, Business Services, Construction, Entertainment, Financial Services, Hospitality, Information Technology, Metal & Engineering, Primary Industries, Retail and Tourism.

Nominated students names are highlighted on the Honour Roll Board located at their school or TAFE College. They also receive a Certificate of Achievement and an offer of an interview with MG My Gateway for a possible apprenticeship or traineeship.

Details: MWLP 4625 1863