Mercedes-Benz Melbourne, a member of LSH Auto Australia, has been awarded the Skilling Australia Foundation 2018 Diversity and Inclusion Award for championing gender diversity with an innovative approach to hiring.
They were presented this award by Skilling Australia Foundation Chairman Fred Maddern (OBE) at an event held at Mercedes-Benz Melbourne in South Melbourne on July 27th, 2018. This award was presented to them because they have a commitment to placing driven females into positions that are traditionally male dominated.
Mercedes-Benz Melbourne were honoured to be recognised for their support of diversity and inclusion in the work place.
In addition, Mercedes-Benz Melbourne Apprentice Parts Interpreter, Bianka Chiodo, also won the Skilling Australia Foundation Mercedes-Benz International Scholarship. Through this scholarship, Bianka will be heading off to the United States for a cultural and career development tour in September.
Steve Williams, Fixed Operations Manager at Mercedes-Benz Melbourne commented on having Bianka as part of the team.
“It has been fantastic having Bianka join our team. With the industry changing consistently it calls for new people with new ideas to be able to make the change seamless.”
“Bianka has been part of our change, her approach to challenges and tasks from small to grand scales has been confident and the results are an attribute to her work ethic. Bianka leads by example and assists all of her team members wherever and whenever possible.”
This week, Minister for Training and Skills, Gayle Tierney, will personally meet Bianka to congratulate her on her achievement and ask her a few questions on how she is finding all aspects of her apprenticeship.
Since 2000, WPC Group has placed 266 apprentices and trainees with host employer, Mercedes-Benz Melbourne, Sydney and Queensland. Most of them do light vehicle apprenticeships, but there are also business trainees and apprentices focusing on spare parts, panel beating and spray painting.
WPC Group could get you into gear for a rewarding apprenticeship with luxury car dealer, Mercedes-Benz Melbourne, Sydney or Queensland, a member of LSH Auto Australia. You’ll need to be serious though, as competition is turbo-charged. For more information, visit https://www.wpcgroup.org.au/lsh-mercedes-australia/.