Milspec Manufacturing LogoMilspec Manufacturing are local business leaders and see the value in supporting Workplacement students. Milspec see Workplacement as a viable career pathway into their industry. They have had a long term commitment to supporting young people in the Murray region have hosted many students for Work Placement in the past, they are an experienced host employer and supportive of local youth.

Bronwyn Bruce and David Clark from our Albury Office visited Milspec and met with Rachel Cooper – the Office Manager.  Rachel conducted a tour of the business allowing Compact staff to see all aspects of this  innovative manufacturing site. Rachel explained some of the processes and displayed some of the products Milspec has designed and manufacture.

Milspec Manufacturing RachelThere was much discussion around students completing work placement, how this happens, why it is necessary and the expected outcomes. Milspec have agreed to host up to 3 Metals/Engineering students at the same time, operating in separate areas and rotating through, with the ability to take on a Business Services student as well. Milspec has paint booths for any students doing Automotive – Spray Painting, this was also offered as an option for work placement.

To further showcase Milspec’s forward thinking and use of technology, Compact staff signed in at reception via a tablet with an easy to use App, designed by Rachel’s husband – Odai Najjar, who works in IT.

The support of local businesses like Milspec Manufacturing goes a long way in the community and provide valuable experience to students.