Homes North is passionate about serving our communities and this passion is reflected in the local employment opportunities we provide. As an organisation we take great pride in knowing that a number of staff have commenced their housing careers though our traineeships and remained with the company, progressing through internal promotions. Amie McKinnon is one staff member currently on this journey.

After completing her HSC at Oxley High School Tamworth Amie got her first employment start, as many do, in the retail and hospitality industry. These industries suited Amie’s bubbly personality and attitude to hard work. She spent an enjoyable three years working at the local factory outlet where she was able to fine-tune her customer service skills. While she was enjoying her time in retail she was starting to consider a career where she could give back to her local community. Unsure how she was going to do this Amie decided to complete a Cert IV in Community Services while still working in retail.

Not long after completing her certificate she answered a trainee vacancy advertised by a local apprenticeship organisation. Amie excelled through the interview process and was thrilled to be offered the trainee position. Not only did this traineeship provide Amie with a Certificate III in Business it also provided her with the opportunity to further her goal to work  in the community sector. Amie completed her traineeship with Homes North last year. “I learnt so much throughout this time and have met some great people”.

As Amie’s traineeship was coming to an end a full time position became available and again, Amie was successful. She is now working as a Homes North Housing Officer.

Traineeships are successfully running in Tamworth and Armidale offices with plans for a Moree trainee in the pipeline.