Picton High Student Excels in the Workforce

Sep 19, 2013    

Picton High Student now living his Dream

16 year old Lincoln Beer had always wanted to work on trucks, just like his dad and thanks to MWLP’s Work Placement Program he is now on his way.

Lincoln elected to study Metal & Engineering at Picton High School as part of his Higher School Certificate and a compulsory requirement of the course is to undertake work placement in industry.

Lincoln carefully chose Maxiquip in Ingleburn as they are well established Transport Equipment Specialists.

It didn’t take long for Maxiquip Director, Brett Newell to notice Lincoln’s passion and skill level. Brett says “Lincoln definitely stood out from the rest. He showed initiative, had a good technical mind and became part of the team quickly. I’d had trouble getting good quality apprentices before so I created a position for Lincoln and offered him a job.”

After Lincoln discussed this with his mum, dad and school he accepted the position.

He is now in his third week and loving it. “I’ve always been fascinated by diesel trucks and I’m getting along well with everyone. It’s fun! I’m a little nervous about starting TAFE but am so happy to have an Apprenticeship”, said Lincoln.

Maxiquip also nominated Lincoln for the MWLP Honour Roll for his exceptional work placement. 121 students were nominated this year and Lincoln has made it to the top three. The Work Placement Student of the Year will be announced at the MG My Gateway Gala Awards Night in November.

Apart from Metal & Engineering, MWLP also offers work placement in Automotive, Business Services, Construction, Entertainment, Financial Services, Hospitality, Information Technology, Primary Industries, Retail and Tourism.

If industry is looking for young people this is a unique and excellent way to assess them before hiring.

Details: Sue Scobie 4625 1863 or email sue.scobie@mwlp.com.au